3 Must-Have Apps For Those Who Care About Their Cars
Cars are an expression of who we are – not only do they provide us with transport, but they also act as a show of our identities to the outside world. Think about the difference in displayed identity when you think about a beat up Fiat compared to a luxury Porsche. Those of us who care about our cars want to make the driving experience as easy as possible so we can spend more time caring for our cars! Take a look at these three must-have apps for car owners downloadable now from the App Store.
You can’t look after your car without money, and you won’t have too much money if you get parking tickets often. ParkPatrol is a parking inspector avoidance application that is different to most others. While most other parking apps are simply timers that alert you to when your meter money will be all used up, ParkPatrol uses the power of crowd-sourcing to instantly notify you of any parking inspectors in the vicinity of your car. This will hopefully allow you to get back to your car in time to top up your expired meter!
Dynolicious allows its users to measure a range of statistics about the vehicle it is sitting in without making use of any special equipment – just what comes stock standard in newer iPhones. By placing your iPhone into a cradle or other secured position in your car, it is possible to test your car’s acceleration, estimate its braking and lateral G-forces and work out its horsepower. The app also allows you to view all this information on the iPhone’s screen once you are finished driving. This app can be invaluable to those who use their cars for performance instead of transportation, and can save a lot of money on buying special testing equipment.
3. Parker for iPhone
There’s nothing worse than denting your car while trying to manoeuvre yourself into a tight parking spot. Parking in a major city can be the most experienced motorist’s worst nightmare, and where parking spaces are tight, cars tend to become dented a little bit as well. Parker for iPhone is the ideal app for those looking to protect their cars by seeking out parking spaces with no surrounding cars or just a little more room. The developers of the app have teamed up with Departments of Transportation across the world to have in-ground sensors installed under parking spaces in the cities they service. The information collected by the sensors is delivered to the developers’ offices and then sent straight to the iPhones of all motorists with the app installed. Best of all, Parker also has agreements with some cities to allow its users to pay for parking directly from the app as an in-app purchase, which means no more walking back to the meter from miles away to top it up.
There is no doubt that smartphones have made communication and ‘life hacking’ easier in the modern era. Cars are no exception.
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