01-22-2015 01:18 PM
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  1. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    i'm going to get a driving license next week and I want to know if there's anything you want to tell me + any apps can help me while driving after getting the license :)?
    thank you...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-15-2015 10:33 AM
  2. aximtreo's Avatar
    Simple, Keep it between the ditches, press the gas peddle as if it were an egg and have fun.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-15-2015 10:39 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    Here+ is good for navigation, but especially for new drivers, keep your eyes and mind off your apps while you're behind the wheel! ;)
    01-15-2015 10:44 AM
  4. SamJHannan's Avatar
    My Car is worth checking out for fuel consumption etc.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-15-2015 10:52 AM
  5. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I just got my license 5 months ago and I agree with jms that the HERE apps, especially Drive, will help you use voice nav so you can pay the most attention you can to the road. Just don't forget to download offline maps, I entered a spotty cell area and HERE directed me to get on the north highway when I'm trying to go west...

    Oh, and try to drive defensively on the test, better to take your time and pass rather than try to rush it and have to retake it.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-15-2015 10:54 AM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    Don't watch "Fast & Furious" for at least a week before the test ;-)
    01-15-2015 10:57 AM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Try the Driving Mode in settings.

    If your car doesn't have bluetooth, use a bluetooth headset to get set up. Engage driving mode so messaging, calls and other communications do not distract you while on the road.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-15-2015 12:58 PM
  8. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Try the Driving Mode in settings.

    If your car doesn't have bluetooth, use a bluetooth headset to get set up. Engage driving mode so messaging, calls and other communications do not distract you while on the road.
    I use quite hours for this, it helps if one of my inner circle call me
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-15-2015 01:21 PM
  9. kg4icg's Avatar
    The sure thing after passing your test and getting your license. The one app that you need and already have is your brain and common sense. No phone app will give you aid or practical experience. Only you and your brain are able to do that. For all practical purposes, forget about your phone and let life be your guide. This is coming from someone who has 31 years of commercial driving experience.
    RumoredNow and FAHMI BASSEM like this.
    01-15-2015 01:25 PM
  10. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Any app to watch my speed and alerts me if I'm faster than the restrictions?
    01-16-2015 03:16 AM
  11. Muessig's Avatar
    Any app to watch my speed and alerts me if I'm faster than the restrictions?
    Here+ does this.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-16-2015 03:18 AM
  12. dKp1977's Avatar
    Any app to watch my speed and alerts me if I'm faster than the restrictions?
    oO You have a speed meter in your car, and eyes to take care of the signs along the road while still being able to keep an eye on the speed meter.
    01-16-2015 05:24 AM
  13. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    oO You have a speed meter in your car, and eyes to take care of the signs along the road while still being able to keep an eye on the speed meter.
    But here drive+ has a PEEP if reach the limit.
    01-16-2015 05:30 AM
  14. dKp1977's Avatar
    But here drive+ has a PEEP if reach the limit.
    I know. But no app is ever 100% reliable. Speed limits may have changed due to construction areas or whatever. What's the usual update cycle of HERE maps? Once a quarter or so, right? Sorry, you should really rely on your very own senses rather than any product that may fail any time and is dependent on too many factors. ;)
    See, if that BEEP makes you notice you exceeded the speed limit without even knowing it, there's something utterly wrong there.
    01-16-2015 05:34 AM
  15. Westarmy's Avatar
    I must admit, my instructor tells me I treat the car as if I'm racing, I shift from 2 to 4 when speeding up, he says its good skill but how have I learned that... Years of playing Gran Turismo 😂 and yes here maps will alert you of speed camera as well as your speed, one thing I love about my 1520 is the instant gps signal and the offline maps. But avoid racing games tbh
    01-16-2015 05:34 AM
  16. dKp1977's Avatar
    I must admit, my instructor tells me I treat the car as if I'm racing, I shift from 2 to 4 when speeding up, he says its good skill but how have I learned that... Years of playing Gran Turismo and yes here maps will alert you of speed camera as well as your speed, one thing I love about my 1520 is the instant gps signal and the offline maps. But avoid racing games tbh
    I think you're confusing things here.. I know that Navigon is able to warn you about (fixed) speed cameras.. I've never seen HERE Drive do that. oO
    01-16-2015 05:36 AM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Actually the Warning in Here Drive + is very useful to me. It can be set for 50 MPH and under at one value and another for over 50 MPH speed limit roads.

    Here Drive > pull up the bottom shade > Settings > Speed limit > set your values. I use 7mph at 50 or less and 10 at over 50. I find it very accurate.

    Also, and especially on large screen devices, the HUD in Here Drive is aces. Once you get familiar with it you have a wealth of information at a quick glance. I use a "clamshell" holder on my dash. It has a weighted base and a sticky pad so it has never moved on me. It is quicker and easier to glance at the Here HUD than to scan my instrument cluster for certain pieces of info. I love the HUD and Nav combination as it keeps my eyes closer to the road and I do less non-traffic scanning for landmarks when I'm in unfamiliar territory.

    http://www.semsons.com/meundamowibu.html

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    Yes it does hold a 1520.
    01-16-2015 01:12 PM
  18. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    oO You have a speed meter in your car, and eyes to take care of the signs along the road while still being able to keep an eye on the speed meter.
    What about listening to music while driving?
    01-16-2015 05:08 PM
  19. matt john2's Avatar
    Or maybe the meditation app, like "just take a deep breath in and slowly breathe out" to keep you calm. LOL
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    01-16-2015 05:16 PM
  20. Westarmy's Avatar
    I think you're confusing things here.. I know that Navigon is able to warn you about (fixed) speed cameras.. I've never seen HERE Drive do that. oO
    Sorry Here drive I meant, but it does show speed cameras. But that's in UK... Not sure of elsewhere though
    dKp1977 likes this.
    01-19-2015 06:07 AM
  21. dKp1977's Avatar
    Sorry Here drive I meant, but it does show speed cameras. But that's in UK... Not sure of elsewhere though
    If it does, then I was wrong. :) Either this feature isn't available in Germany, or I simply been missing it all the time. :) Thanks for clarification.
    01-19-2015 06:09 AM
  22. Pete's Avatar
    If you're just starting to drive, then the best thing to do (in my opinion) is to put the phone in your pocket and leave it on silent while driving, the last thing you want is any distractions. Even sat nav devices can be distracting for new drivers.

    Yes, I realise that you'd want to use the phone's driving aids/satnav while you're driving, but it's a good idea just to get used to driving before you start adding more complications.

    Just my opinion though.
    01-19-2015 06:22 AM
  23. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    If you're just starting to drive, then the best thing to do (in my opinion) is to put the phone in your pocket and leave it on silent while driving, the last thing you want is any distractions. Even sat nav devices can be distracting for new drivers.

    Yes, I realise that you'd want to use the phone's driving aids/satnav while you're driving, but it's a good idea just to get used to driving before you start adding more complications.

    Just my opinion though.
    Thank you, you're right
    01-19-2015 11:25 PM
  24. Force2Reckon's Avatar
    If you're just starting to drive, then the best thing to do (in my opinion) is to put the phone in your pocket and leave it on silent while driving, the last thing you want is any distractions. Even sat nav devices can be distracting for new drivers.

    Yes, I realise that you'd want to use the phone's driving aids/satnav while you're driving, but it's a good idea just to get used to driving before you start adding more complications.

    Just my opinion though.
    ^^^THIS...nuff said!!!
    01-20-2015 08:50 AM
  25. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I failed, took F- :'(
    01-21-2015 04:56 AM
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