February 24, 2016

Ride-sharing companies, on-demand black car services and now public transit disruptors

Ride-sharing companies, on-demand black car services and now public transit disruptors like Loup are all after ways to move you from point A to point B in the quickest and most efficient way possible.

Ride-sharing companies, on-demand black car services and now public transit disruptors like Loup are all after ways to move you from point A to point B in the quickest and most efficient way possible.

We at Urgent.ly do that as well when you have a problem with your car, and in the case of a tow we move your vehicle along with you ;-)

But this is not to “one-up” the ride-sharers. It’s more of a head’s up to their drivers (and passengers): You’re on the road far more than the average customer, and thus more likely to run into tire-killing rut or battery-draining cold. When that happens it’s best to turn to someone who understands the on-demand economy like you do – that’s Urgent.ly.

So passengers, always be ready by telling your drivers to grab the Urgent.ly iOS app here or for Android and other phones point their browsers here.

Or you could just ride-shade your way into a long wait for help. Your call.

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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