Despite manufacturers starting to pay more and more attention to the quality of the infotainment systems they integrate with their vehicles, it's more than fair to say that the industry as a whole is just now starting to play
catch-up. And even if you're one of few folks out there with a brand new card with support for either Android Auto or Apple Car, literally billions of vehicles out there are still limited to either horribly outdated solutions that do little other than multimedia (and even that), or have no such system at all.
Luckily, our smartphones can nowadays easily double up as infotainment systems rather easily, so long as you have the right apps installed. Obviously, different people will be looking for different things, but it's fair to say that most of the apps we've picked for you to use within or in concert with your car will have a place on most people's lists.
Jump right in, for it's time to talk essential car apps!
Essential apps for your car