Today we’ll be taking a look at Android apps for car owners and drivers. Some of these applications will help you keep track of your car’s maintenance, while others will provide you assistance on the road, making your trips safer and easier.
aCar is a management system for your car that will help you to keep track of fuel consumption, service interval, trip distances and running costs. The application will collect and analyze data on you vehicle (or multiple vehicles) and give you with summary statistics and charts. aCar can remind you on upcoming routine maintenance or unpaid insurance and even predict next fill up date.
Anti Sleep Driver
Study shows, that exposure to blue light during night driving could improve drivers’ alertness as effective as coffee. Anti Sleep Driver is a very simple app that emits blue light from your device’s screen to lower risk of drowsiness.
Auto Answer Handsfree Car
Auto Answer Handsfree Car is a very simple application that will automatically answer the call and put the device on loudspeaker. You can specify which calls you want to answer (all calls, your contacts, or favorites) and define time delay before automatic answer. Application comes with a handy widget that allows you to enable or disable Auto Answer feature in one click.
DailyRoads Voyager is a free application that will turn your Android device into dashboard camera and accident data recorder. It will continuously capture video using your phone’s camera, track vehicle location and speed, and save this data on the SD card. You can set how much space the application will use on SD card. When this space is beginning to fill up the program will automatically delete oldest files. If you want to save the latest video, just tap on the screen and it never will be deleted.
Fuelio is a fuel consumption log and mileage tracking application with a nice and clean user interface. The app analyzes data on your fill-ups, fuel costs and mileage, and calculates a lot of useful statistic. Fuelio supports multiple vehicles, can import and export data to CSV file and show your fill-ups on Google Maps.
MapFactor: GPS Navigation
MapFactor is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation software with voice guidance. MapFactor uses open-source map data from Openstreetmap project. The application was designed to be used offline, it will download and install required maps right on your device, so there is no need for active data connection while driving.
Park Me Right
Park Me Right will help you to remember where you had parked your car in a huge parking lot. The app combines functionality of a car locator and a parking finder. With Park Me Right you can save floor number, make a photo, type notes and display your car’s position on Google Maps.
Parkopedia is a user-edited database of parking spaces that covers over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world. The app will help you to find a garage manually or using your current location. You can narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
Torque is a powerful on-board performance and diagnostic tool for your car. It will allow you to retrieve data from sensors within your vehicle’s Engine Management System, as well as allow you to view and clear trouble codes. The app will connect your phone to your car using OBD-II standard, supported by virtually all of the recently built vehicles.
NOTE: You cannot pair your phone and your car directly, you have to purchase OBD-II Bluetooth adapter. This adapter will transmit on-board diagnostics parameters from your car to your phone via Bluetooth.
Ulysse Speedometer is an advanced speedometer application that uses custom speed settings to inform you when car reaches or exceeds defined speed limit. The app features customizable user interface, GPS compass, HUD mode, average speed calculation, and trip logging.