App gives ‘mobile garage’ new meaning

A new app has been launched to provide drivers with a virtual garage on their handsets.

Released by Solera, The Digital Garage enables drivers to access a range of information about their cars in a single location while also receiving timely reminders straight to their phones.

The software uses licence plate data to bring up information on that car. That information is then combined with individual driving styles and mileage to calculate a complete overview of personalised running costs and the likely cost of repairs, while also issuing essential alerts such as MOT, tax, insurance and service reminders.

The Digital Garage is now live in the Apple store in beta testing.