February 24, 2016

'Put Your Thumb to Better Use'

A nice feature about Urgent.ly was posted on InTheCapital today.

A nice feature about Urgent.ly was posted on InTheCapital today.

Rather than rehash their write-up, we figured we’d repost some of it below. Enjoy!

Everyone has their own horror story: a flat tire during rush hour, locking your keys in the car when you’re already late for a meeting, a dead battery in the dead of winter. Or that time your bumper fell off en route to the Beyoncé concert (because we’ve all been there, right?), but I digress.

As inconvenient as these incidents might be, what comes next is often even worse: the waiting, worrying, and wondering if help will ever arrive. For those who belong to a roadside membership club, the waits on hold are tough to endure, and the methodology they use to dispatch a tow truck seems completely black box. The only people worse at providing you with an estimated time of arrival is the cable company. And for those of us without roadside assistance coverage, the challenge is even harder.

If you’ve ever been in this situation then you are familiar with that strand sensation that time seems to stand still when we are waiting for help. Seconds feel like minutes. Minutes feel like hours.  And it’s not just the waiting; it’s the anxiety of not knowing where they are, when to expect them, or if they will even show up.

Read the read over 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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