AT&T Drive Connected Car Platform Adds Urgent.ly
Today AT&T announced that Urgent.ly will be the in-dash roadside assistance app for AT&T’s Drive connected car platform. The announcement comes as AT&T expands its industry leading connected car offerings, and Urgent.ly looks to reach customers wherever they may need us.
What once was known simply as telematics has graduated to the current revolution in digitally “Connected Cars,” where vehicles and occupants are connected to the outside world (and other cars) via cellular connections and purpose-built in-dash applications applications.
Urgent.ly’s Connected Car Roadside Assistance Application will be integrated into AT&T’s Drive platform, giving consumers a one-tap, in-dash button to request immediate roadside assistance when they need a tow, tire change or fuel delivery.
Urgent.ly’s app quickly locates the nearest, best-equipped service vehicle and immediately dispatches it to the consumer’s location. Consumers are then able to track the selected service vehicle’s location and real-time progress on the in-dash map screen, allowing them to know exactly where assistance is, who is coming to serve them and the service vehicle’s contact information.
This is all part of AT&T’s plans focused on innovation in the connected car market – AT&T Drive and AT&T Drive Studio – announced today in Barcelona, Spain, (at Mobile World Congress, the international gathering of mobile technology leaders). See all the details over here.
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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.