TCS Ranks Top iPhone Apps for Drivers

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Total Car Score, comprehensive rating and comparison website, has released its list of the Top 5 iPhone Driving Apps, in anticipation of the release of the new iPhone 5.

Find out which apps rate the highest on the TCS website!

“With the release of the iPhone 5 drivers will have an excellent selection of useful and fun driving aids,” said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Total Car Score. “Beyond the new iPhone 5’s larger display screen and excellent native apps, these are our favorite driving-related apps from the App Store. All of the apps in the list, with the exception of MotionX® GPS, are free in the App Store.”

  1. Navigation/Traffic:
    MotionX GPS is able to pull destination points from your contact list or the Internet and provides live traffic, turn-by-turn navigation, up-to-date maps and search, Facebook places and Wikipedia integration. It is optimized for portrait and landscape viewing to accommodate various docking systems
  2. Safe Driving:
    With more and more drivers having access to smart phones, safety while driving has become a growing concern. The DriveSafe.ly™ app is the top pick for helping drivers be safer behind the wheel. The app reads text messages and emails out loud in real time. It also works hands free, so there’s no need to touch the phone while driving.
  3. Music:
    Music is an absolute must when driving, and Pandora, Slacker Radio and now Spotify are Total Car Score’s favorites, depending on which Total Car Score staffer you ask. All three of these music service providers have created effective music apps, and they always optimize their software interface and features for a new Apple product shortly after Apple launches it.
  4. Location Searches:
    Yelp
    has been a favorite app for location-based searches and, as mentioned above, the Total Car Score team anticipates it will offer even better integration with the iPhone 5’s native Maps app. Siri, Apple’s built-in personal assistant, also helps find nearby restaurants, gas stations, public bathrooms and even movie theaters, all via voice commands that let drivers stay focused on the road.
  5. Gas Prices:
    Gas Buddy
    is often touted as being the best app in this category, and the Total Car Score team agrees. No other gas-saving app has surpassed it. The app finds the lowest priced gas stations in the nearby area, saving a few dollars on gas each fill up.

 

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