AOL has just updated the official iOS app of its MapQuest mapping service with Urgent.ly integration. As a result, roadside assistance can now be requested right from the app, no auto club membership required.
A feature that truly sets it apart from Apple and Google’s more popular mapping apps, MapQuest’s built-in integration with Urgent.ly allows users across the U.S. to easily access emergency roadside help. As noted by AOL:
It’s the first time people in need of tow, tire change, fuel delivery, jump start or lock out services can contact nearby and available roadside help through Urgent.ly’s on-demand platform and extensive, nationwide roadside assistance network without the inconveniences and inefficiencies of traditional memberships or clubs.
To ask for help from Urgent.ly directly from MapQuest, just tap the Roadside Assistance option in the app and enter your vehicle information and a description of your roadside problem. Urgent.ly, via MapQuest, then sends a nearby service provider to your location.
Once the roadside assistance is carried out, you are charged via credit card only for the services provided.
The updated app also features a more interactive ETA progress bar and ground transportation information for U.S. airports.
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