iPhone App tracks Aston Martin Speed, G-Forces

By Automotive Staff | April 18, 2011
Want to see if your driving skills with your Aston Martin DBS match the world’s greatest racers? The luxury automaker has an app just for you. Called “Aston Martin Experience,” it includes pseudo-telemetry features and an abbreviated version of “A Hedonist’s Guides” for 40 cities around the world. One mode allows drivers to see and record the speeds and G-forces acting on their Aston while driving, thanks to the iPhone’s built-in accelerometers. The Speedometer function displays a graphical representation of an Aston instrument cluster indicating the iPhone’s — and thus the car’s — speed. The speedometer can be overlaid on a video recording, allowing users to create a telemetry-style video of their trip. Hopefully it will be used by passengers only — who would dare drive briskly while clutching an iPhone in one hand? If you’re bored of your local byways, the Top Roads section highlights memorable driving roads and lets Aston owners “check in” via GPS when they drive in those locales. And if you’ve bought the app but have yet to purchase an Aston Martin, the Accelerator screen plays the engine notes of the company’s cars. How exciting!
The app is available for just $5.99 from the Apple App Store — a small price to pay, we suppose, if you’ve already forked over the cash for an Aston Martin car. It works, incidentally, with any vehicle, not just those from the British marque. Aston Martin Explore is a similar, free, app, though it lacks most of the fancy features described here and serves mainly as a photo gallery of Aston products. via Aston Martin courtesy of Automobile Magazine Staff