Top 7 apps for motorists




Smartphones now have virtually all motorists, but few use all their capabilities, except that parking pay with “parking in Moscow.” Meanwhile, developers are actively working on the creation of applications that could make life easier for drivers in the city. Car Edition ZR proposed selection of the most useful programs that should be on the phone every Muscovite.



As the name implies, the app will help you protect yourself from the omnipresent eye “Shooter”. Type of alert you can choose yourself, as well as the distance over which the service will serve you a signal. In addition to the cameras, the application will warn traffic police posts, moving, dangerous curves and “speed bumps”. Base hot-spots can be extended making their own. In addition, iStrelka already learned to distinguish between types of videofiksatorov – it defines not only the “arrow”, but the “Highways”, measures the average speed of the car on the road section. In this case, the alarm sound would be made up until the driver will not pass interval being measured, and all this time the smartphone will show its current average speed. Version of the application for Android powered devices called “Antiradar Arrow.”



Another social app for drivers – mobile version of the popular portal Alexei Navalny. Service allows you to photograph the defects on the roads and make them into the database, and make application to the traffic police regarding potholes and share in social networks Twitter, Facebook and VKontakte information about the horror that is happening on the roads. The application is available for platforms iOS, Android and Windows Phone.


Second Pilot

The essence of this application is the same – to warn the driver. However, an assistant in this case is not a computer, and the same drivers. Work Second Pilot based on the principle of mutual aid motorists. If earlier drivers warned each other of ambushes on the road signal lights, but now they can use a special application. Seeing lurking with radar traffic police, the driver can push a button to add it to the card, and the service will determine its current location. Similarly, motorists can warn each other of accidents or chambers videofiksatsii. Through this approach, Second Pilot contains much more information about the various dangers to the driver than iStrelka.



Quickly find a nearby gas station with affordable prices will help application MultiToplivo . Base gas station with prices, reviews and ratings are updated every day. The driver can set any convenient it filters: by type of fuel, gas stations by brand, type of fuel cards accepted, and so on. In addition, the application will allow himself to take part in the monitoring of prices. Service is available for users iOS, and for owners of devices with Android.


17 minutes

Another application for the driver’s mutual – it will help find the person who will drive you for free. Developers warn that if you want to be a ride, then drive up the other, if you want to just ride, you can contact a taxi. Passenger submits an application for the itinerary, and the application finds the drivers, ready to help and in the vicinity. Maximum waiting time of a vehicle shall be 17 minutes, hence the name. But in fact, often have to wait longer, but you can not wait, because the Muscovites do not really like to bring up someone for free. However, the service, which appeared with the filing of the Department of Information Technology, Government of Moscow, made the list of the 20 most promising proposals of the year. So far it’s only available for the Android platform and Symbian.



It looks like a “17 minutes” application has several fundamental differences that make it more popular competitor. Blablacar also helps passengers find drivers willing to give them a lift, but it still requires a certain fee for the service. Usually, the reward is understood the payment of expenses for gasoline. In addition, route, date and time traveling together are negotiated in advance, so passengers do not have to wait. Many drivers using Blablacar find permanent travel and thus save on gasoline. Actively used this service for long-distance trips. Mobile application platform supports iOS and Android.



According to the developers, the app Spot the Moscow authorities to help deal with traffic jams and the worst offenders. Download the app on your smartphone, any resident will be able to take a picture of a car parked in violation of traffic rules, note its location and send an inquiry to the traffic police. At the moment, the application processes the five types of violations: parking the second row, on the ground for people with disabilities, on the sidewalk, under the banner of “No Stopping” and at the pedestrian crossing. To nayabednichali have to enter your data, but the developers are quiet “snitches” that the offender, this information is not available. For the Android platform similar application called “Scout”.


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