If you still remember the times when you took a paper map while driving to distant places, you will certainly have something to tell your children and grandchildren. Currently, however, we have simpler and faster ways to find the right way and not make up for the kilometers, when we can get directly to the destination and, in addition, by the shortest possible route. And we do not have to invest in a car navigation device, because most of the really good technologies will be installed directly on the smartphone or tablet. Meet the best paid and free car navigations for drivers and download the perfect proposal for you. Thanks to them, you will get to work, on vacation and to a family reunion at Christmas.
AutoMapa – a comprehensive navigation program for drivers and pedestrians
AutoMapa Polska i Europa is a mobile application for car and pedestrian navigation for smartphones and tablets based on the Google Android operating system, as well as iPhones and iPads with iOS. It allows you to reach your destination quickly and without problems and contains over 678,000 kilometers of roads of all categories with hundreds of thousands of Points of Public Use. AutoMapa can be operated by voice commands, and the application itself offers 10 lector languages and 19 voices. The distinguishing feature of this program is the built-in communicator that works like a CB-radio, which allows you to talk to other users. It will also be used by people traveling by trains – the application includes a module for checking the timetable prepared in consultation with PKP. AutoMapa Polska i Europa offers a free trial version.
AutoMapa Poland and Europe
Google Maps – the most popular free map service application
It is impossible not to know this program, regardless of whether we use mobile devices running on Android, iOS or a computer. All because the giant Google offers a lot for very little – in the free application we will find accurate and full of useful information maps of as many as 220 countries, GPS voice navigation for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities in wheelchairs, Street View option and directions for public transport. However, Google Maps is much more – we can check the opening hours directly in the program, see photos of service premises and read user reviews.
Petal Maps – an alternative to Google Maps
The Petal Maps car navigation application can successfully compete with the above proposal from Google. Petal maps are based on TomTom solutions and give us access to all the necessary functions – for navigation, information about traffic and address search. What distinguishes this program from other applications of this type is, for example, the option of using air gestures, which minimizes the risk of driver distraction.
Waze – when Morgan Freeman can become the voice of navigation
Another free offer for Android and iOS – Waze – is largely based on its user community, as it downloads location-based information via the mobile network and allows mutual notification of various incidents and dangers on the road. Waze users can report not only crash sites, but also speed cameras and police checks. However, the function that can actually convince us to choose this program is the variety of navigation voices, and they were lent by, among others Morgan Freeman, T-Pain, DJ Khaled, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cookie Monster, Colonel Sanders, Kevin Hart, Shaq and many other representatives of the world of cinema and pop culture.
Yanosik – community based navigation
Yanosik works in a similar way to Waze – a free application that allows you to use information sent by its users. The more people notify the program about the incident, the more drivers will learn about accidents, road works, police checks or speed cameras. Thanks to it, we will not only get to the chosen destination quickly, but also avoid the risk of paying a fine on the route. We can also use the warning function abroad, because Yanosik also informs about fixed speed cameras in almost all of Europe. The application also allows you to add car sales ads and receive an attractive offer of OC and AC insurance.
NaviExpert – an expert in car navigation with the voice of The Witcher
If we want a very accurate map application, it is worth taking a look at NaviExpert. Reaching the destination, even a very detailed location, is in this case without problems, also with the option of avoiding traffic jams and road difficulties. The program will display the speed limits in force on individual road sections, and is also equipped with an extensive database of Points of Interest, such as gas stations, restaurants and hotels. In the NaviExpert car navigation we can travel with the free voice of The Witcher Geralt as a gift from HTC and CD Projekt Red.
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