There's an App for That: 3 Must-Have Car Apps
Mercedes-Benz jumps into the app craze.
Fuel prices may have fallen off from the mortgage-rivaling levels of a few summers ago, but that doesn’t mean we don’t spend plenty of time searching for the lowest possible gas prices. iGasUp takes care of the guesswork and points you to the local gas stations with the lowest prices, shows exactly how much fuel will cost when you get there, and even has a “closest” option for when you’re running on vapors. iGasUp is very cool, especially when in unfamiliar territory.
It’s not that we endorse speeding; we just hate having to stop and talk to the local law enforcement. Trapster allows you to identify speed traps as you drive along and alerts you to upcoming traps other drivers have noted on the app. While not as fail-proof as, say, not speeding, Trapster is considerably cheaper than a high-end radar detector and protects against tricks like laser speed detection. You can even get it for the likes of the BlackBerry, Android phones or TomTom GPS devices. Now that’s progress.
Odds are, if you get into any sort of accident, the last thing on your mind will be what information your driving instructor told you to jot down. Fortunately, iWrecked has you covered. The app does most of the post-collision thinking for you and provides a complete accident report for you to fill out. You can even snap a few photos of the carnage and attach them to the file. It may just keep you from walking away with a bit of info the insurance company will need later.
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