November 10, 2015|
Apple Watch Update to AAA App Gives Consumers More Control over Gas Spending
As the recognized leader in providing fuel price trends and gas prices to consumers, AAA has unveiled its AAA app functionality for Apple Watch. With the recent update, Apple Watch owners can now find the gas station that is the fastest to get to or the station with the cheapest price for the type of fuel they use in their vehicle. The app also ensures consumers have the most accurate gas prices by updating prices across the United States and Canada seven times a day.
“AAA’s new Apple Watch functionality puts consumers in charge of their time and helps them make decisions on how much money they spend on gas, whether it’s in their daily commute, or traveling for leisure or business,” said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney. “Updating our app to integrate with the newest platforms shows AAA’s commitment to lead in the consumer technology space and provide value for our members and the traveling public.”
AAA Gas Price Functionality for Apple Watch
“Advances in mobile technology make our lives easier, but they can also add to distractions if used improperly while behind the wheel,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA - The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “When using the AAA app, be sure to program the watch before driving, then follow the turn-by-turn voice commands or designate a passenger to help navigate to your destination.”
- Searches gas station pricing within a multi-mile radius of the user
- Shows the options the user selected – fastest or cheapest
- The fastest gas station is determined by reviewing detailed turn-by-turn directions of the eight closest stations and layering traffic information to compute drive times
- Navigation to the stations is routed through Apple Maps.
- Users can also configure the app to select the price for the type of fuel they use.
Download the AAA Mobile app before a Thanksgiving getaway
Before setting out on a Thanksgiving trip, download the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance and more. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.
With the AAA Mobile app, travelers can find more than 58,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants via TripTik Travel Planner. Every AAA Approved establishment offers the assurance of acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and ratings of One to Five Diamonds help travelers find the right match for amenities and services.
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to more than 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
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