We’ve updated the smart drive app.

In addition to familiar functions and applications the new 2.0 version comes with all the these useful tools:

- New User Interface

- New Navigation engine which uses Open Street Maps

- Smart Feed

- Weather (current weather conditions and 2 day forecast at current location)

- Smart Parking (user generated Smart Parking Spots and Regular Parking Garages)

- Events

- Facebook social layer

- car2go add-on

Get it here: http://smart.cr/ZYEo4K

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Comment by Henry Unger on May 22, 2013 at 2:45am

A manual and/or a tutorial would be beneficial as lot of the features and functions are not intuitive, especially coming from the old version. A cheat sheet comparing the two would be useful. At a minimum, there should be a link to a web site that includes such information.

Comment by Michael Uber on May 21, 2013 at 10:51am
I was able to purchase it - eventually. I had to delete the previous version to get it to install due to size limitations (8GB iPhone 4). Impressions? I like the new menu design, but there are some items that are not intuitive. For example, I can not figure out how to add someone from my contacts to the 'Favorites' for easy access dialing. I can put in a phone number and save it as a favorite, but then I have to know everyones phone number to determine which favorite to pick.

I am also having issues with the app not launching. It appears to be memory related - I launch the app - it crashes. If I reboot the phone and then launch the app - it works.

My other main complaint is the search is non-existent. When I select the Home (smart logo) then the Navi symbol --> Places --> Near Me --> Service: I get No Data Available. Same for Other, Bank and ATM, most of the items under Travel, most of the items under Tourist Attractions, Police Stations, Auto, most of the items under Sports and Leisure, Shopping... In other words - you really can only search for restaurants and hospitals. Pretty much everything else results in No Data Found. I have downloaded the maps for my state and the two closes states I travel in frequently - this did not help with the search capabilities.

I find the maps different - in some ways better - and in some ways not so much. I like the display, but I find the arrow irritating. I can never figure out why the arrow is sometimes facing the direction I am driving, and sometimes facing a different direction.

I DO like the local weather being right on the front page and the Parking portion seems to work well. The Events is not so helpful for me but might be for others. The '+' - additional features provided by third parties - appears to be totally useless. Either the offer is only available in Germany or Switzerland, or you get the dreaded 'No Data Available'.

My hope is that enough people will find the app useful enough to buy the app so MB will keep up the development. I will continue to use it for a hands free in the car - and for Navi - even though I may have to use a different search feature to get an address first...
Comment by Henry Unger on May 21, 2013 at 1:00am

The new version is available in the U.S. Just search for "smart drive 2".

Comment by sUSAi Admin on May 14, 2013 at 9:28pm

@Michael Uber. Did you try the direct link? There is a UK version on iTunes that is not available in the US.

Comment by dennyrex on May 14, 2013 at 9:27pm

try again, I was able to install it OK. not sure that v1 isn't as useful.

$15/yr isn't bad if you use the feature set. will try it for 30 day trial...

Comment by Michael Uber on May 14, 2013 at 9:17pm
The item you have requested is not currently available in the US store :(

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