February 24, 2016

Urgent.ly Partners with ParkWhiz, Making Sure You’ll Never be Stuck in a Spot

Have you ever gotten in your car and wondered whether you were going to quickly and easily park as you headed to your destination? If you’re like most drivers, we’re hearing a resounding “yes!”

Have you ever gotten in your car and wondered whether you were going to quickly and easily park as you headed to your destination? If you’re like most drivers, we’re hearing a resounding “yes!”

And have you ever returned to your parked car to find the battery dead, a tire flat or your keys locked inside, leaving you wondering how to find help, and fast? With a brand-new partnership between ParkWhiz and Urgent.ly you no longer have to wonder or worry about either.

Starting today Urgent.ly’s on-demand roadside assistance is available with a click from within the ParkWhiz Android and iOS applications. It’s the first ever pairing of a parking service that both let’s you see your spot in advance and view nearby roadside help on a map, watching realtime as it arrives.

It couldn’t be easier to use: 

  • Tell ParkWhiz where you want to go and they’ll show you the closest spots and available rates for your date and time.
  • Book your spot with the app (cancel anytime).
  • Drive to the garage and your spot’s waiting.

We could add a number 4 with “tap to request roadside assistance from within the ParkWhiz app” but we think you get it.

“This is a perfect example of how Urgent.ly continues to extend its services to other relevant products,” said Rick Robinson, Urgent.ly’s co-founder and SVP of product. “We want to be everywhere customers in need are; with so many lock-outs and dead batteries happening in parking lots across the country this is a perfect match for us.”

So grab the ParkWhiz app here. And as always, download and install the Urgent.ly app so you’re always ready.

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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