Get the most out of your car with our selection of driving apps for iPhones. Whether you’re looking to beat the traffic, or keen to keep an eye on your fuel costs, there’s an app to suit you. Many of these apps are also optimised for iPad and iPod too.
No-one likes traffic jams and road works, and with the RAC’s Traffic App you will have the power to avoid them altogether. It displays all known road incidents and delays closest to you with meticulous detail - right down to what is causing the hold-up. It rates incidents depending on how severe they are, to let you know what you're up against, as well as the last time there was an update, so you can be rest assured to have the latest information.
If you like stats, then GPS Speed HD is for you! The app tracks your speed as you drive along as well as your altitude and g-force rating, calculating your averages for each journey. The app can also relay all of this information while you drive, using its inbuilt head up display. Users can also export their data to their computer for storing and analysing.
Preparing for your driving test can be a daunting task. The Theory Test Kit App from the Driving Standards Agency aims to help you practice the car theory and hazard perception part of the test. The app is jam-packed with comprehensive information on all 14 topics set out by the DSA, as well as practice questions and mock exams to help prepare yourself for the big day.
With fuel costs seemingly rising by the day, it can be an expensive business keeping your tank topped up. The Road Trip app will help you keep an eye on your car's fuel economy and costs for each trip you take and can even break down your expenses by day or even by mile. Analyse your results over time and observe any peaks or troughs occurring. Perfect for those keen to keep an eye on their car's fuel economy.
There's no excuse for getting lost if you've downloaded the Google Maps app. The app allows you to search any location, building, shop, restaurant or business and instantly receive clear, concise instructions on how to get there. For an even better experience, users can switch on turn-by-turn navigation with voice assistance, allowing you to focus on the road ahead, distraction free. With live traffic updates and Google's street view bundled in too, it really is the only app you need to get from A to B.
There's no excuse for getting lost if you've Google Maps
Price: Free (£9.99 per month)
While not strictly a driving app, Spotify is the perfect companion for all your road trips. Plug your iPhone into your car's Aux socket or connect via Bluetooth, fire up the app, pick your favorite driving song and away you go.
Download any of the above apps from the comfort of your own home, set up, and drive away, safe in the knowledge that you will be getting the most from your driving experience whilst staying on the right side of the law.