February 24, 2016

RIP Tom Magliozzi from Car Talk

We love cars here at Urgent.ly. We especially love helping people out of the jams those cars can get folks into. And of course we like having fun doing it, laughing whenever the opportunity arises.

Brothers Tom (left) and Ray Magliozzi 

We love cars here at Urgent.ly. We especially love helping people out of the jams those cars can get folks into. And of course we like having fun doing it, laughing whenever the opportunity arises.

And that fairly well sums up the team of “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers,” otherwise known as the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of NPR’s long running Car Talk program. Or it did… Sadly Tom died recently at the age of 77.

These guys were on the air from 1977 to 2012, entertaining and cracking up thousands of listeners looking for help with their cars or just wanting to tell tales of their travels.

We wish the best to Ray and the families. 

And we won’t drive like your brother.

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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