Google Search/Maps, Facebook & Pandora Top Apps for Drivers

googlemapsStrategy Analytics reported that Google Search and Google Navigation are the two most commonly used apps while driving in the US and Western Europe.

They also found that 48 percent of smartphone owners in the United States report using apps while driving, on contrast 37 percent in Europe and 78 percent in China.

Facebook is also frequently used while driving by smartphone owners in the US and Western Europe. Additionally, Pandora is regularly accessed behind the wheel in the US while QQ, WeChat, and Sina Weibo are most commonly used while driving in China.

┬áChris Schreiner, Director of Strategy Analytics Automotive Consumer Insights, said, “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.”