June 28, 2017

Drivemode and Urgent.ly Smartphone Partnership | Urgent.ly

Together, the companies offer a premium driving experience to anyone with a smartphone.

Urgent.ly, the only global digital roadside assistance platform, today announced a partnership with Drivemode, the mobile-based automotive technology company. Together, the companies will provide drivers access to a safer, premium driving experience. Urgent.ly will provide on-demand roadside assistance services to Drivemode users in need of a jump start, tire change, fuel delivery, automotive locksmith, key replacement, winch, or towing service.

The Drivemode application encourages safer driving, while offering users a modern connected-car experience. Designed to change the way consumers interact with their cars, Drivemode's "no-look" interface allows drivers to focus on the road ahead, while easily accessing music, navigation, calls, texts, and now roadside assistance. This powerful convergence of the automotive and high-tech sectors grants drivers access to connectivity features, the latest apps, and all of the technology in their phones as though it is embedded in the car.

“Drivemode democratizes connected-car technology, bringing an advanced feature set to the mass market, regardless of the car you drive” said Urgent.ly CEO and co-founder Chris Spanos. “Drivemode customers will now have instant access to the most advanced roadside assistance solution in the market.”

Urgent.ly will be featured in Drivemode’s app, which boasts active users in over 180 countries, alongside other partners such as Spotify, Whatsapp, and Waze. “We’re thrilled to now be able to offer our users the very best in roadside assistance,” said Yo Koga, co-founder and CEO of Drivemode. “With Urgent.ly we’re expanding the level of services drivers can access within our product, furthering our mission to provide a safe and distraction free way to enjoy full connectivity while behind the wheel.”

Urgent.ly is reimagining the roadside assistance experience to the benefit of premier global automotive, insurance, mapping, telecommunication, and parking brands as well as roadside assistance professionals and consumers. The Urgent.ly platform delivers the quickest, safest, and most innovative roadside assistance services and technology through its branded and white label products in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions.