iOnRoad Turns Your Old Car into a High-Tech Safety Machine

The slogan “Turn your smartphone into a personal driving assisstant” should give you a quick overview of exactly what iOnRoad is all about. The smartphone app works in conjunction with the camera in your phone to watch what is going on in front of you and warn you of things like if you are getting too close to another vehicle or of lane drift.

The app is built to work in all light conditions, including at night, and gives audio alerts when it detects any dangers. iOnRoad claims the app uses 30 percent less battery power than your mapping app. The iOnRoad app is currently free, but will be $9.99 soon. You can find it in the Android Market, but it will be coming to iPhone later as well. There are a lot more cool little features to this, but you will have to watch the video below to learn about them. You can find out more at iOnRoad.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.