Many perfectly sane individuals are known to suffer from road rage when they get behind the wheel of a car and experience a minor issue. There is something strange that changes some of us when we start driving around and it has been known for calm people to suddenly flip out when things are not going their way. A lot of this down to stress that is endured by bad traffic conditions and rising fuel costs. Removing these two factors will not eradicate road rage, but it will certainly minimise the effects and results a considerable amount. There are some very astute Smartphone applications that are helping motorists to deal with fuel and traffic conditions, let’s see how well they really deal with those two imposters!

Fuel Price Australia by Cartoon Mobile Inc – $3

This app is compatible with your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it requires iOS 4.0 or later for smooth running. An ‘Australian only’ application that really socks it to those rising fuel prices! Fuel Price Australia will tell you where the cheapest gas is at any time of the day. It currently connects to gas stations in the following areas of Australia:

  • Brisbane
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Hobart
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Perth

The app uses your device’s GPS system to locate exactly where your best bet for cheap fuel happens to be and the gas prices are updated every day. You will get automatic directions to each station and all gas types are searchable. This app will save you a load of cash over the year and it weighs in at a tiny 3 dollars, surely one of the best investments you will ever make!

Australia Live by ParkStreetEasy – $3

Here we have another ‘all Australian’ app that has your traffic worries at the forefront of its features. It will run on both your iPhone and iPad devices and cost an amazingly low $3 Australian. The sole purpose of Australia Live is to help you to beat those hideous traffic jams that can ruin your day. There is no subscription charge to worry about and you are constantly getting up to the minute reports about the state of our roads. Any major accident will be flagged up and you always have a selection of alternative routes to take to your destination. Your device uses its GPS signal to sync in with the LiveTraffic web based application. It is a very easy to use app that will help you to get back those hours of wasted time you have already spent in traffic! You also get the chance to contribute to the application by reporting your own real time issues and disputing any misinformation you may have come across. If you are happily motoring along to your chosen destination and the traffic situation is compromised by an incident, you will receive an audible and visible alert on your smartphone app. This will allow you the luxury of selecting a quitter route before it is too late!

Road Rage Hasn’t Got a Chance!

We believe that these 2 apps will definitely help the average motorist to get through the week without a major meltdown. If you feel any stress regarding traffic or parking, download them before your next journey!

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Today’s guest blogger, Paul Philip, provides services for auto detailing in Perth. During his time off from work, he likes to unwind and read about the latest updates in technology.

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