One of the major advancement in the field of Automobile is the Infotainment Systems, also known as “Dashboard Technology”. These systems provide users with loads of information needed to make driving a pleasure. The pre-built Infotainment Systems, available in iOS and Android versions, are universally adaptable and affordable. But the use of these systems are confined to premium market due to the high cost of the car and not all sections of the society can afford it.
This is where the emergence of Smartphones come to the aid of larger section of car users. Though it is not advisable to use mobile phone while driving the car, the primary aim of these applications is to help the driver to drive safely.
There are many occasions during which these applications prove to be very useful. It helps the driver to avoid wrong turns and handle tricky parking tasks with ease. The APPS that are discussed below is sure to turn your Mobile into a Car Infotainment System. All you need to do is just get a smartphone, mount it and have a relaxed and comfortable ride.
1. Mobile Car Dashboard Apps
The Car Dashboard Apps makes driving safer without intruding into your driving space. This happens by letting people trying to reach the driver of the car over a phone or text automatically intimating them about the appropriate action and answering the call or using the device. These Apps usually have a simple interface and large icons. While driving you will find these Apps to be smoother and less risky. All most all of them use Voice-recognition and Map Integration Services to provide all the information a driver would need.
2. Place Finders App
Most drivers would like to know what are the important landmarks that are present around their current location. Even though it may seem easier to ask somebody, it may not be always possible. These APPS can be of immense value during the time of emergency as it can help a person to locate the hospitals, ambulance, police stations etc. in no time. A lot of Mapping Apps also has this feature which helps you find places near you from a coffee shop to an ATM. But Standalone Enquiry Apps or Services could help save some extra taps needed to get the information.
3. Mapping Apps
These days there are a number of Mapping Apps, which has flooded the App market place. The Maps Application is not just restricted to navigation purpose only, as they provide an array of other features such as planning your trip, real time traffic, provide alerts to select contacts about your location and host of other features too. Map Application are combined as a package and provide the driver with a number of other information apart from just being a guiding tool.
4. Car Pooling Apps
The information provided to a driver is just not confined with providing information related to driving. There are a host of Apps which provides individuals who are driving and not driving too. Apart from some App-based Taxi Service, Carpooling is another way of commuting which is beneficial for those looking for ride companions heading in the same direction. Not just ride companion but also ride sharing, which becomes a win-win situation for both the driver and the commuter.
5. Driver Safety Apps
Safety of individual is of high importance and developers of application have come up with solution for it. There are few Apps in the Apps Market place which help people traveling alone by providing constant tracking, panic button and help button even without internet access. These applications are developed specifically aimed at making travel safe for women drivers.
6. Elevating Driving Experience Apps
Other than making driving less tedious, some Apps also help you cut down on car expenses. These apps regularly monitor your driving and the car’s fuel consumption so that there are lesser breakdowns. There are also some which use your smartphone’s rear camera to record your driving and integrate augmented reality to it. They further offer Over Speed Warnings, Emergency Calling, and also Traffic Alerts. Be it locating your car in a parking or monitoring your teen while driving, these Apps go a long way in improving the driving experience.
KARYA Technologies’ Mobile Competency
Since its inception, KARYA Technologies has carved a niche for itself in the field of Mobile Development. Let it be devising an end-to-end Mobile Strategy, Developing a New Mobile Application or Mobilizing an existing Enterprise Application and Integrating them with other LOB Applications, we have been there, done that.
With continuous Investments, Research and Development on imparting knowledge in the field of Mobility, KARYA has kept pace with the latest developments in the field of Mobile Application.
We have good blend of competencies right from UI/UX Designers to Testers, Developers and Mobile Architects.
To learn more about KARYA’s Mobile Capability please visit: http://www.karyatech.com/mobile-services.html
(About the Author:- Praveen Kumar Rajendran works as a Senior Consultant- Presales at KARYA Technologies. He holds Masters’ Degree in International Business from La Trobe University and has wide experience in Business Consulting on various technologies. He loves to write on latest trends in IT and his areas of interest include Mobility, Cloud and Enterprise Solutions.)