By The Wheelmaster
Found this article on howstuffworks.com , I would like to share to especially those iPhone owners.
Top 5 apps for your car
I think this whole concept is a really good idea. Social networking is now helping save the earth!! You can search for carpool from this app. It works well anywhere in the world. Coordinate driving plans by indicating where you are going, when, and post your ride. The program will match you up to local carticipants going your way.
Help the world save energy. Less CO2. You can also share the tollway fee…
Another app to help save you $$. iGasUp is an essential app while you are looking for a gas station. Once a driver uses his or her iPhone to pull up the closest 10 gas stations, the information can be sorted by cheapest or closest. The prices are updated frequently and each has a time stamp that indicates the freshness of the price. Users can then plot their course to the filling station of their choice by using the interactive Maps found on the iPhone.
Hmm…it only works in the US though… if you have stuff like this in your location, let us know!
Those speeding tickets collectors may all have this app already. No need CB radios anymore. This app lets speeders to be warned when the speed trap is ahead. Using WIFI location capabilities, signal cameras and police traps show up on the display as icons for easy recognition. The drivers can participate by reporting the spots. The warning will be tracked by Trapster’s network if the warning is a false.
At just $5.99, TripAlyzer is more expensive than some of the other iPhone apps. However, once downloaded, iPhone users can enter and save all vehicle information and begin tracking their driving habits. TripAlyzer users the same technology as the GPS systems for the iPhone — cell tower or WiFi triangulation – - and is designed to analyze your driving habits to calculate how efficiently you use your fuel. For those of you already hypermiling, TripAlyzer will let you know how well you’re doing with your eco-friendly driving skills. After each trip, TripAlyzer can also give you a bottom line cost of how much you spent.
and our no.1 …
Dynolicious is an all-purpose automotive performance meter, utilizing the built-in accelerometer in the iPhone and iPod touch to record your driving characteristics. BunsenTech, the makers of the software, claim that it can record 0-60 times within .08 of a second, accurately estimate your current speed and monitor and record any directional G force. The system seeks to perform nearly every function of (much) more expensive dedicated monitoring units, which seems like an awfully tall order for a $12.99 piece of cellphone software.