Using mobiles during driving is considered as dangerous business however now you can put your Android Smartphones to task while you drive by assisting you while driving. iOnRoad free application for Android allows you to assist your driving not by navigational means but by telling you when you go too close to vehicle going in front of you. The application also assists in maintaining a safer distance which varies with vehicle speeds. The application relies on Smartphone Camera, GPS and other sensors to alert you in danger.
Interestingly the developers claim that “iOnRoad is too Smart to run on iPhone” and there is a reason to this bold statement. iPhone multitasking does not allow you to run iOnRoad in background by using the Camera, GPS and other sensors so if you are using navigation software then iOnRoad can run in background on Android Smartphones. Moreover Android allows popping up Audio & Visual warning on top of other apps to alert the driver.
Some of the major features of iOnRoad are,
ADVANCED COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM
Mount your device and iOnRoad will use the cam, GPS & sensors paired with its advanced RoadAware™ algorithm to recognize traffic ahead and warn of potential collisions. When a dangerous situation is detected, iOnRoad warns you with audio and visual alerts, even when running in the background!
HEADWAY MONITORING & ALERTS
iOnRoad uses your cam to monitor headway distance for ongoing feedback in a HUD augmented reality display. When iOnRoad senses insufficient headway, it issues a subtle sound encouraging self-correction of risky or inefficient driving maneuvers.
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PERSONAL WEB DASHBOARD
iOnRoad provides a personal dashboard to display your snapshots, alerts, and driving data. Rack up safety points by maintaining sufficient headway distance during your trips and compete with other drivers. Simply login to your dashboard using your Google account for info access or to share snapshots, maps and status!
TAKE ROAD SNAPSHOTS
Ever wanted to report a road hazard or a wreckless driver? Now, with the iOnRoad snapshot assistant, you can! Just tap the “snapshot” icon on iOnRoad’s main display and a snapshot is immediately saved to your phone’s gallery. Share your snapshots? No problem. iOnRoad uploads your snapshots automatically to your Facebook wall.
PROTECTS YOU WHILE OTHER APPS ARE RUNNING
iOnRoad runs in the background while you make calls, run Trapster, CarHome or other apps. iOnRoad is compatible with cool community nav apps like Google maps, Waze, Sygic, navigon, iGo, magellan, Trapster, and Garmin nuvi. iOnRoad senses your car’s motion, not where it’s parked, unlike parking apps such as MyCar Locator, Viper SmartStart, Find My Car, and Parkdroid.
AUTOMATIC DRIVING DETECTION
Have you become an iOnRoad addict? If so, this new feature will blow you away. Just enable auto driving detection and iOnRoad will detect when you’re actually driving-to start protecting you automatically! The iOnRoad icon displayed in your notification area indicates that iOnRoad is running!
TRUSTED ACCESSORY STORE
Throughout app development, the iOnRoad team has tried hundreds of car mount holders, car chargers and other accessories. We’ve chosen the best accessories and put them all in one trusted accessory portal for your easy access!
See iOnRoad in action,
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