February 24, 2016

In Cincinnati and the Country, Uber-like Urgent.ly to the Rescue

Flat tire in Riverside? Dead battery in Pleasant Ridge? Out of gas in Cincinnati?

Flat tire in Riverside?  Dead battery in Pleasant Ridge?  Out of gas in Cincinnati

In the past year, hundreds of Cincinnati drivers have tried Urgent.ly – and came away happy.

Urgent.ly is one year old this month – andis changing the way Cincy-area drivers and Americans use roadside assistance.

No more membership fees.  No more wondering when the towtrucks will arrive. No more worrying about a family member out of gas on the side of a busy highway.

Don’t take it from us.  Here’s what Cincinnati region drivers are saying:  “Cool!” “That was fast… thanks!”

Urgent.ly is simple to use.  It takes a few seconds to download the app on an iPhone or Android device.  And drivers can even find it in their phone’s Web browser or through MapQuest, or one of our other partners.  Pretty soon, it’ll be  in “connected cars” thanks to our partnership AT&T

In the Cincinnati area alone, more than 100 licensed, insured and vetted Urgent.ly towers are available to serve customers

Urgent.ly offers an “Uber”-like experience.  That means that a customer can watch on her phone’s map as the tow truck makes its way to help her. No more calling and wondering (like the other guys, including AAA).

As well as being available everywhere we’re focusing on covering all types of service needs. Today we help customers with towingjumpstartsflat tiresfuel delivery and lockouts.

Even better, help from an Urgent.ly tower is there fast – we’re regularly on the scene in under half an hour, and sometimes in 10 minutes! We can do this thanks to our “mesh network” of servicers who are always in motion; we send help requests only to our nearest drivers. And those drivers? We make sure they are insured with a $1 million policy.

And for parents with driving-age kids we’ve got a killer feature that offers peace of mind like nothing else. We call it FamilyView, and simply put the service allows mom to get an alert when her son or daughter requests help — then mom can tap to watch as help arrives, kind of like picture-in-picture for the phone!

So thanks again, Cincinnati, for allowing us to help you quickly, at a great price and on all kinds of services. We look forward to the next few hundred flats, tows and jumps — likely a great deal more than you are :-)

Wait, what? You’re not on board yet in Clifton or Bond Hill? No problem, just grab one of our free apps and you’ll be set:

Urgent.ly for iOS 

Urgent.ly for Android

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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