The app launches automatically when you place your phone in a car dock, or can also be launched normally if you don’t have a dock. As you drive, it displays your current speed as well as providing speed alerts. You can customize at what speeds the alerts go off, and whether they are audible alerts or on-screen flashing alerts.
Other features include:
- Compass heading
- Current location, altitude and temperature
- Up to 20 customizable shortcuts, to apps, contacts, etc.
- Customizable for U.S. or metric units
The speed alerts are the really great feature here. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t mean to speed but sometimes loses track of just how fast you’re going, this app could save you from getting a speeding ticket.
Car Dashboard is available in the Android Market as a free, ad-supported app or without ads for $1.99.