June 24, 2015
The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup, Urgent.ly, has announced partnerships with two Northern Virginia-based companies aimed at helping consumers navigate road trips more cost-effectively. Through partnerships with Cost2Drive and Tollsmart, Urgent.ly users can not only have access to on-demand user assistance, but also to tools that give them better insights on the overall costs of planned road trips.
“Intuitively we’ve always felt that roadside assistance would be of interest to our users as they’re about to take long-distance car trips” said Jim Kovarik, President of C2G, in a blog post. “Now that we’ve validated the interest we’re excited to move ahead with this relationship given that the summer travel season underway.”
Through the partnership, Urgent.ly’s services will now be made available through both the Tollsmart app (which is available on iOS and Android) and the Cost2Drive website. Both services currently allow consumers to find the best information on overall costs of road trips, helping them navigating things from gas prices to toll fees. They also offer alternative, cheaper route options for consumers, helping them avoid tolls and other fees.
This is the most recent partnership for Urgent.ly, This past April, the company partnered with Zendrive to provide drivers with accident detection technology. In March, the company got a major boost when AT&T announced that Urgent.ly’s app would be implemented into the AT&T Drive connected car services platform.
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