New app, AppYourCar has been launched as a new convergence of technology that incorporates a driver’s favorite everyday apps, Bluetooth technology, a steering wheel control and wireless charging capability. Manufacturer, App Your Car, claims that the new app gives unprecedented access to car/smartphone integration; providing a safe and affordable way for drivers to use their favorite apps without having to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel.
At the heart of the AppYourCar system is a small, wireless Bluetooth remote control, which can be clipped onto any steering wheel. This, combined with a smartphone mounting charges the phone wirelessly.
According to App Your Car CEO, Antonius Dalezios,
“Drivers have long wanted to integrate their smartphones with their cars. In many cases, car manufacturers have stepped up to the challenge, but the fact remains that today, consumers have limited, unruly and unsafe options available to them for integrating their existing cars. In the case of new cars, consumers have to buy their car according to the phone they use, and that shouldn’t be the case.”
The technology is still patent pending but orders are currently being taken for AppYourCar on Indiegogo for Android and iOS phones, with a discounted price of $99. The full retail package consisting of a controller, mounting and app will be available for $179 and shipping is forecast to be around May 2015.