The 'SmileDrive' App Integrates Social Media with Road Trips

 - Aug 13, 2013
References: smiledrive.vw & designtaxi
If you're headed out on a road trip soon, take the 'SmileDrive' app with you to turn your adventure into an immersive social experience. SmileDrive is an Android app by Volkswagen that adds a social media element to your journey. The app syncs with any Bluetooth-enabled car to record your trips, let you unlock accomplishments and share your adventures.

To get started with Volkswagen's app, all you have to do is pair your phone with your car. The app will then run automatically to record your drives. SmileDrive gives you a 'Smile Score' at the end of each drive based on things like distance and weather. The app also awards you with virtual stickers if goals are achieved. If you would like to share your trip, all you have to do is create a 'Smilecast' where you can share a comprehensive documentation of your route.