NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Allstate Roadside Services®, a leader and innovator in roadside assistance for more than 50 years, announces today it is working with Waze, a real-time, crowdsourced navigation app, to provide roadside assistance to Waze users via Allstate’s Good Hands Rescue® service.
Many motorists use Waze to get around town or bypass traffic congestion. They even use the app to report breakdowns or cars stopped on the side of the road. Seeing the need, Waze and Allstate Roadside Services are coming together to provide Waze users a connected, digital experience that makes requesting roadside help simple and easy. With just a few taps within the Waze app, users can digitally access roadside assistance from Allstate through its Good Hands Rescue® service. Once a rescue is requested, drivers can track the location of the tow or service provider from their smart phone and share this information with family and friends.
“Working with Waze and being the exclusive roadside provider for its community of drivers aligns perfectly with our innovation and technological advances in the roadside assistance and rescue space,” said Pam Dufour, president of Allstate Roadside Services. “We’re able to offer a fully digital product, supported by a crowdsourced group of service providers that is unique in the industry. It’s a perfect complement to Waze’s historical commitment to safety.”
In 2017, Waze received more than 5.3 million monthly reports of cars stopped on the road and on the shoulder throughout the United States. To better serve these drivers in need, Waze now enables users to make emergency calls and be connected with police, ambulances, or the fire department — without ever having to leave the app. Additionally, with the new Waze and Allstate relationship, any Waze user – or Wazer, as they are fondly called – can be connected 24/7 with roadside services. Wazers don’t have to be an Allstate customer or member of a roadside program to use the Good Hands Rescue® service. They simply pay-per-use without any membership fees or policy. Services available include towing, tire change, lockout, jump starting a vehicle battery, and more.
“Waze is a community-driven app that does more than help everyone beat traffic — it also leverages the power of crowdsourced data to support drivers in times of need and distress,” said Melissa King, Waze senior account executive. “It is our goal to get everyone