Motoring solutions specialist easytrip has developed the easytrip SOS App, a special breakdown assistance application for smartphones that can mobilise help anywhere a motorist is stranded.
The easytrip SOS App puts the driver in touch with easytrip's traffic control centre which pinpoints the exact location of the breakdown, assesses the gravity of the situation and transmits the GPS coordinates and other information to the relevant roadside assistance organisation.
The new SOS App is a free, 24/7 breakdown assistance service for easytrip's private and business customers, adding yet another benefit to the company's service offering.
"We're in the business of making driving easier and safer for all our customers," said Ciara O'Brien, General Manager of easytrip.
"With our SOS App, drivers now know that if they break down they will be located and given the help they need, even in the remotest parts of the country.
"When you see the extreme weather we've had this winter, it's no exaggeration to say that the app could save somebody's life one of these days or nights."
The free easytrip SOS App is available for both iOS and android platforms from Apple iTunes or Google Playstore.