Having driving apps downloaded on your smartphone can come in handy as your driving companion when you are on the road.
Some apps can be genuinely helpful. Here we list several top smartphone apps that will make driving a breeze.
Waze is a community-based app that you can rely on for real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and public transport.
The app will constantly collect information – it can adapt quickly to ensure the fastest route possible. Users can report speed traps, accidents, traffic jams, and other things that could slow down drivers. Therefore, the other users can benefit from this information to avoid these routes.
On top of that, Waze can also calculate and provide estimated travel times from your present location to your destination.
Similar to Waze, Google Maps also shows you directions and uses real-time traffic information to find the best route to your destination.
Google Maps can do a lot more than just provide directions. You can also get more details on points of interest, such as restaurant descriptions, reviews, photos, and more.
In addition to driving purposes, pedestrian can also enjoy benefits to search their walking route. You need to click on the pedestrian icon on the toolbar above the section on the upper left corner of the page. The routes on the map will slightly change to accommodate your preferred method of transportation.
Touch ‘N Go
Touch ‘N Go app is a must-have app for those using Smart Tag or RFID.
It is an app that links you to your RFID tag and Touch ‘N Go card. Users can conveniently use the app to reload their cards on the phone without having to do it physically at a kiosk.
Don’t worry, TNGD assures that your details will not be shared or sold to any other parties.
PLUS Expressway App
The PLUS App from PLUS Malaysia Berhad can help you to plan your road trip along their highway route.
What does the app offer for PLUS highway users:
- Calculates the toll rates for your trip so you know every detail
- Provide a pseudo-live camera feed of the highway camera
- Find points of interest along the journey such as scenic vista points, restaurants, or an R&R area
This PLUS App is suitable for those travelling on the North-South Expressway, Penang Bridge, BKE, NKVE, Elite, Link ke Dua, and Seremban- Port Dickson Highway.
Find My Car
Did you forget your car parking? Don’t worry, here is a simple application that uses GPS location services to help you find your car.
How to use the app? It is easy, you just need to name the location and select the location type, then tap the Save location button. When you need to find your car, open the app and tap the Back to Location button. You’ll see the location of your car displayed on the map. Walk in the direction of your car.
Make use of the driving apps to facilitate your driving journey
These apps can be beneficial but don’t become distracted by your phone and endanger your safety by staring at it while driving.
Make sure to download it before beginning your driving, not while you drive. Be safe and sound!
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