The two most often used apps while driving are Google Search and Google Navigation, according to a recent Strategy Analytics survey.
Facebook is also frequently used while driving, as is Pandora.
And drivers prefer to use these apps through their dashboard rather than directly through their smartphone. “Consumers tell us they want to access these apps through the in-vehicle controls to minimize driver distraction, but current connected car implementations leave much to be desired,” said Chris Schreiner of Strategy Analytics.
The study also found that 48 percent of smartphone owners in the US report using apps while driving. This is in comparison to 37 percent in Europe and a whopping 78 percent in China.
For more information see the report: “The Connected Car: Consumer Interest and Current User Experience.”
Source: Strategy Analytics