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 |  Aug 24 2010, 6:41 PM

Dude, that app is so cool! It’s so cool that it won Volkswagen’s “App My Ride” contest.

Taking the top spot of this contest was “DUDE,” a talking car pal that communicates with the driver to get them to their destination in the funnest way possible. Beating out 100 other applicants, DUDE was chosen as the winner by a recognized panel of experts.

Second place went to the “Re-Action” app, a reflex game, and “Twitter Map, Heat of Conversations” app – an app that links into Twitter to navigate a driver to events – came in third.

Prizes were awarded for creativity in the such as categories of Best Idea, Student Award and Best Community App. They included cash and non-cash prizes, totaling around 14,000 euros in total value (That’s about $17,800 in US) as well as an internship at Volkswagen Group Research at Tokyo, Shanghai, California or Wolfsburg.

Check out all the winners and other applications at www.app-myride.com.