Download lowdown: The monthly test bench for in-car apps, CAR+ March 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

► The month’s best motoring apps on test
► Rated and slated by CAR magazine
► New apps for iOS and Android



What is it? Urban mobility app for London, Paris, others soon

How it works: Book a car share, rental cars or taxis on one app

Cool feature: Hooks up to maps, navigates to relevant location

Usability: Couldn’t see how to book taxi; no car shares available when tested; Europcar rental only

Rating: 4/10

Rolls-Royce Phantom


What is it? Pretend to be rich, virtually spec your Phantom

How it works: Takes you step-by-step through optioning Roll’s flagship

Cool feature: Take a pic of a favourite colour and Bespoke Programme will match it on your car

Usability: Super-realistic visuals

Rating: 8/10



What is it? European (not UK, not all Europe) car finder; over a million listed

How it works: Select specifics from menu, press search

Cool feature: Search multiple cars simultaneously, narrow it to countries

Usability: Totally logical, great way to find rare classics

Rating: 8/10

WhatGas Petrol Prices


What is it? Petrol price finder

How it works: Finds nearest petrol stations, or at requested destinations, shows price

Cool feature: Handy if you collect rewards or need 98-octane

Usability: Good, thogh some prices are updated too infrequently

Rating: 5/10

Read more from the March 2016 issue of CAR magazine

By Ben Barry

Contributing editor, sideways merchant, tyre disintegrator