March 21, 2019

Porsche Highlights Urgent.ly as Strategic Partner in Its Digital Future

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The Urgent.ly team is inspired daily by the innovation and transformation happening in mobility – particularly among our global automotive partners. This week we were thrilled to see Urgent.ly highlighted by the Porsche leadership team as one of the strategic partners it has assembled to transport its unique brand experience into the digital future.

At the recent 2019 Porsche Annual Press Conference, Porsche’s Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT, Lutz Meschke described Porsche’s digital and global strategy, explaining, “In order to succeed in digital transformation, we need to tap into expertise and skilled labor. We are building a strong ecosystem with competent partners. Via equity interests and cooperative ventures, we are recruiting or obtaining external knowledge and integrating it into our company in a strategic manner.”

According to Meschke, Porsche has expanded its equity interests portfolio significantly in the past couple of months, among which, he said, is, “Urgent.ly, the Uber for roadside assistance in the United States.”

“Urgent.ly is excited to be part of this journey with a brand as highly regarded as Porsche,” said Urgent.ly CEO Chris Spanos. “And we are thrilled to support Porsche as it continues to deliver the highest brand experience for its customers – both owners and non-owners who will have innovative ways to engage with the Porsche brand.”

Watch the full Porsche press conference here.

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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