June 28, 2017

Drivemode and Urgent.ly Partner to Bring Connected Car Services to Your Smartphone

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.

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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