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3 Apps To Take The Stress Out Of Driving

Our smartphones now give us access to a very long list of useful and handy apps, with figures from Statista suggesting that 197 billion mobile app downloads took place in 2017 alone. Considering that the world’s population currently stands at an estimated 7.7 billion individuals, this works out at each person on Earth downloading around 25 apps on a yearly basis.
Of course, you’ll only be looking to download apps onto your devices which are useful and possibly life-changing though.  

Why should you have either the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay app on your smartphone?

Let’s start with two smart driving companions which you’ll notice have a few similar functions. However, the choice of which one you download will depend on the type of smartphone you have.
Android Auto will be your choice of the pair if your smartphone uses the Android operating system. This smart driving companion essentially means that while you’re behind the wheel, you only need to mutter ‘OK Google’ in order to…
·       Set up real-time GPS navigation and be informed about traffic alerts.
·       Check your calendar for any occasions that you have scheduled.
·       Set reminders.
·       Get up-to-date news.
·       Setting up a do not disturb message on your phone.
·       Make or answer phone calls handsfree.
·       Access so many of your media apps, such as those containing your favourite music playlists, audiobooks and podcasts.
Meanwhile, check out Apple CarPlay if you own a smartphone which makes use of the iOS operating system. Featuring Siri voice control, here’s just a few things you can do once you open the app:
·       Search for attractions while driving by simply asking for directions by the following means: “Siri, where’s the closest petrol station?”.
·       Have the app predict where you need to be by analysing addresses on your recent emails, text messages, contacts and calendars.
·       Make calls and listen to voicemail handsfree.
·       Have Siri read and reply to text messages, as well as send messages in new conversations too.
·       Gain access to content via your iTunes, Apple Music or other audio apps accounts, as well as even request for Siri to become your personal DJ for the duration of a road trip.

      The app can be downloaded here:
      Apple CarPlay: https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/carplay/

Why should you have the JustPark app on your smartphone?

When you’ve been driving for hours, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend ages trying to locate a parking space once you’ve reached a destination. Help is fortunately at hand in the form of the JustPark app.
This is an app which has been applauded at the 2017 British Parking Awards, as well as received recognition at Richard Branson’s 2015 VOOM event. The app itself is made up a database of 1.4 million parking spaces, off-street parking options (think car parks, private spaces and even driveways) and on-street parking possibilities (that’s stretches with parking meters and free parking zones).
Seeking out those hard-to-find parking spaces is just one benefit to having the JustPark app on your smartphone mind. For instance, you can also reserve a guaranteed space and pay for the spot via the app using either a card, PayPal or either Apple or Android Pay services. You’ll even be provided with easy-to-follow instructions and directions to the space once it’s reserved.

      The app can be downloaded here:

Why should you have the HERE WeGo app on your smartphone?

Driving into a city centre for the first time and then witnessing our smartphone lose its internet connection is a nightmare scenario that so many of us have experienced. However, the HERE WeGo app should mean that you never need to go through it again.
Offline maps of the UK and many other countries across the globe, such as the US, France, Spain and Italy, can be downloaded safely onto your smartphone via this app. This means that you can be navigated to your destination even when you haven’t got an internet connection.
Leaving your car on the driveway when heading out? You can still benefit from opening the HERE WeGo app. This is because it’ll inform you of carsharing opportunities nearby whenever you need it and can call a local taxi too so that you never need to worry about being stranded in an unfamiliar city.

      The app can be downloaded here:

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3 Apps To Take The Stress Out Of Driving Reviewed by Mili Ponce on Friday, March 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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