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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