We have compiled the top Automotive Apps on the market to make your trip easier and more enjoyable!
See what your car is doing in realtime, get OBD fault codes, car performance, sensor data and more!
Torque is a vehicle / car performance / diagnostics tool and scanner that uses an OBD II Bluetooth adapter to connect to your OBD2 engine management / ECU
Layout your own dashboard with the widgets / gauges you want!
It can use the GPS to provide tracker logs with OBD engine logging so you can see what you were doing at any point in time. It can also show and reset a DTC / CEL / fault code like a scantool.
BMW Park Assist
This new BMW Park Assistant app reminds you exactly when you should start heading back from your location to your car in due time. When you park you simply enter your parking time. The main functionalities of that handy app include a parking time reminder, considers walking distance and navigation back to your car and provides a function to enter your parking space and level you parked on.
The latest trend is to monitor your trip with a camera. It’s like your cars little black box that stores video and driving information. It includes Video recording, route tracking, speed tracking, distance tracking, route tracking and much more
AutoMate – Car Dashboard
The map function lets you search for destinations, see live traffic, and launch route guidance with your favourite navigation apps. AutoMate also lets you control your music. Make a phone call or access call logs all through the app with voice control. Hands free replies to SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and more.
This is an interesting one for our trade. This app claims to be a ‘virtual mechanic app for Android gives connected car drivers the power of having a car mechanic in their pocket, providing them with real-time vehicle health alerts and status updates. Gauge provides quick access to a vehicle’s overall health, as well as fuel level readings, diagnostic alerts and current location.’
They advertise ‘Gauge makes you an instant car expert’. I personally find this a bit concerning. Whilst reminders are great, but it also oversimplifies the complexities of the automotive repair trade. It is however unavoidable that drivers are getting more and more information about their vehicles and this will certainly impact your business in the future.
Because AASDN is all about endorsing safe driving and car safety, it is important to remember that it is illegal in Australia to talk on the phone or text wile driving. Stay safe out there!