February 24, 2016

Urgent.ly to Integrate Free Accident Detection with Zendrive

Demonstrating ongoing leadership in innovation we are extremely excited to announce a partnership that will provide users of the Urgent.ly roadside assistance applications with accident detection, and the ability to instantly request roadside assistance if needed.

Demonstrating ongoing leadership in innovation we are extremely excited to announce a partnership that will provide users of the Urgent.ly roadside assistance applications with accident detection, and the ability to instantly request roadside assistance if needed.

By integrating groundbreaking technology from Zendrive (known as “the driver-centric analytics company”) Urgent.ly users will be able to have greater peace of mind while on the road, knowing that in the event of an accident, sensors in their phone along with the Urgent.ly app will be able to pinpoint the location of the incident and quickly get help.

“This is another step in our leading the innovation in roadside assistance industry,” our CTO and cofounder Surendra Goel says. “We are creating smart roadside assistance applications that are much more helpful and responsive than a card in your glovebox with an 800 number on it.”

Nope, this is not your “father’s AAA” :-)

The combination of the visibility of seeing and tracking trucks on a map, plus the unmatched peace of mind that come with our FamilyView feature, and now Zendrive’s accident detection technology, Urgent.ly has the most advanced roadside assistance service in the market and is leading the industry in innovation.  

And the best news is that it is all free to consumers until they actually need the service.  Customers download Urgent.ly for free and “put a tow truck in their pocket” for fast access to help when they have a roadside emergency.  

“So, instead of burning $100+ a year on a AAA membership for a service they may not need,” Urgent.ly CEO Chris Spanos notes, “they should ‘burn their AAA card’ and pocket the savings instead.”

Stay tuned for ongoing updates as we prepare to launch this feature soon. And watch for more developments as we become even more a part of the in-car safe-driving experience.

As always, to get the Urgent.ly app for iOS and Android head over here: http://urgent.ly

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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