February 24, 2016

MapQuest First With Nationwide On-Demand Roadside Assistance

Truth is we’re a little bit humbled today.

Truth is we’re a little bit humbled today. That’s because for a small, young, hard-working startup it’s daunting, thrilling and ultimately humbling when a vaunted brand and massive service like MapQuest asks you to provide their millions of customers 24/7 roadside assistance.

And that’s exactly what’s happened stating today.

Yep, Urgent.ly is now the official provider of roadside rescues for anyone using the new MapQuest app (download it here for iPhone and here for Android and in the Amazon Store here.

what this means to consumers is that by simply tapping the “Roadside Assistance” button in the left-side drawer of MapQuest’s new app, they will be presented with the Urgent.ly service embedded and customized for MQ.

We at Urgent.ly have been rescuing customers in the Washington, DC-area for many months, but simultaneously spending our nights and weekends preparing for a nationwide rollout so we’d be all queued up when MapQuest was ready. 

It’s a great day for MapQuest’s current and future customers as they now have free access to nationwide roadside help launched directly from the app. And props to MQ for having the foresight to make this union happen, thereby becoming the first and only mapping provider to offer such an on-demand service.

That’s really all there’s time for today … We’re going to take a moment to celebrate among our small team, then go back to being humble while continuing to make certain MapQuest’s (and Urgent.ly’s) customers are assisted in minutes by our ever-expanding mesh network of awesome service pros.

Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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