IPhone App Brings Roadside Assistance Running

Motorists can now tap a key on their IPhone and a Canadian Automobile Association’s roadside assistance driver will locate them using GPS technology.

“By simply tapping open our App on your iPhone screen and clicking the “request for assistance” button, we will quickly receive your request for service and your location through GPS technology,” says Frank Fotia, vice-president of insurance, automotive, and corporate affairs for CAA.

The Canadian Automobile Association Roadside App can be downloaded for free on the iTunes App Store.

The CAA Roadside App automatically submits the member’s number to the CAA/AAA roadside assistance team. It also allows members to tailor their assistance requests to provide a specific address, to provide additional information about their location, to identify special characteristics or features of their vehicle, or any other circumstance that our drivers can take into account before they arrive.

Motorists also have the option of using the App to call CAA directly.

The App was co-developed with the American Automobile Association (AAA), so it supports both CAA and AAA members who require assistance anywhere in Canada or the United States.

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