Have you ever found yourself in dire straights on the roadside ? Ok, so this application may not cover such issues as the one pictured above but if you own a Mini (not only does the world feel sorry for you, but) you’re in luck.
“Car companies have been trying tap into the iPhone’s mojo seemingly since day one, and BMW subsidiary MINI is the latest to take a crack at it — but this time, it’s actually useful. The company’s new roadside assistance app was created in partnership with Allstate and provides the usual array of services you’d expect from an OnStar-like system, including service appointment scheduling, troubleshooting guides and tow requests for when you find yourself in a genuine pickle. The phone will automatically submit your location and your car’s VIN when you connect, so you spend a minimum amount of time sobbing into the phone. The app’s available now for the BlackBerry Curve, Bold, and… yes, of course, the iPhone.”
For more information and the full article, go to: http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/08/24/black-smoke-coming-from-underneath-your-minis-hood-theres-an/
(Article courtesy: Engadgetmobile.com)
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(Picture via: My own collection of my long suffering Jeep 🙂 )