Mojio’s open development platform and 3G+GPS device make any car a connected car
SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER – 9:00am ET, August 12, 2015 – Mojio, the leading open platform for connecting cars, today announced the launch of Mojio Drive, an expanding marketplace of apps and services for nearly every car on the road today. By plugging the Mojio device into their car’s OBD port, drivers can now unlock their car’s data and access an ever-growing suite of more than 20 connected car apps and services to enhance their driving experience. App categories include vehicle maintenance and repairs, roadside assistance, auto insurance, safety and security and productivity.
“We know that drivers want their cars to be more like their smartphones. There are at least as many connected car use cases as there are app developers, and so an open platform for building apps is essential to giving people what they want,” said Jay Giraud, CEO, Mojio. “With more than 800 developers using Mojio’s open platform creating apps and services that span the entire automotive market – from vehicle maintenance apps to data-driven auto insurance services – Mojio is at the forefront of the connected car economy enabling drivers to save hundreds of dollars per year.”
Whether it’s empowering a new teen driver, a super mom or a road warrior, today’s drivers are looking for safety, security and peace of mind for themselves, their family and their car – both on and off the road. Thanks to partnerships with AT&T, TELUS & Deutsche Telekom, Mojio’s cellular connectivity makes the services that everyday drivers depend on faster, seamless and more reliable.
Drivers can visit Mojio Drive in any web browser to discover the apps and services that best meet their needs. A few examples of apps available to download today include:
- Gauge – available for iOS, Android and as an extension for the Apple Watch – works like a personal mechanic. Everything from basic maintenance reminders, to diagnosing car trouble and being ready for vehicle recalls is in the driver’s control. Urgent.ly On-Demand Roadside Assistance is now integrated with the Gauge app to provide drivers with Uber-like visibility on available and nearby tow truck services and a transparent, pay per use fee structure for roadside assistance, whenever and wherever drivers may need it.
- Cloak, the connected car theft tracker for Mojio. Cloak – available for iOS, Android and as an extension for the Apple Watch – is the key to monitoring a car’s location at all times, even when the driver is not in it. If a car is being stolen or its ignition is unexpectedly turned on, the app will immediately alert the driver with text or audio notification.
- RepairLync – available on Google Play – is the first app of its kind to serve as a digital interface between drivers and repair shops. The app interprets diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) read by the Mojio device and sends the details to nearby automotive repair for an independent evaluation and price quote. With RepairLync, drivers can not only get estimates on repair costs, but also find the right shop based on ratings and reviews.
- Onsurance is taking auto insurance into the 21st Century with the help of Mojio. Drivers can authorize the app to access their driving record from the previous 30 days. This data is used to receive competitive auto insurance quotes from multiple insurance providers and agencies in the US, such as First Chicago, Mile Auto and Goji. The Onsurance app uses driving data and behavior based insights to constantly shop for better rates, which means if there is cheaper coverage available, Mojio drivers will know about it.
- For businesses managing a mobile workforce of any size, Dooing helps dispatch, locate drivers, send jobs and track performance with detailed analytics. Dooing’s powerful web-based dashboard for the office combined with battery efficient iOS and Android apps for employees in the field, ensures the entire team is covered.
Other apps and services available today include Trek for iOS, IF by IFTTT for iOS and Android, Carla for Android, Easy Auto Log for Windows Phone, Spot for Pebble Watch, The Car Wizard and FleetLeed, with many more in development and coming soon to Mojio drivers.
All Mojio Drive apps and services require the Mojio 3G+GPS device, available for $149 USD ($169 Canadian), which includes the first year of premium cellular service from AT&T in the US (TELUS in Canada) for nearly any car manufactured since 1996. Subscriptions after the first year are $4.99 USD per month ($6.99 in Canada), with no contract required.
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Founded in 2012, Mojio is activating the connected car economy to provide today’s drivers with an empowered driving experience. Mojio’s 3G+GPS device connects drivers to their car at all times, delivering unparalleled insights on what’s happening under the hood and behind the wheel. Mojio Drive apps and services provide accurate, near real-time, contextual information to drivers and enterprises to keep them better informed on and off the road. Combined with a plug-and-play cellular device for any car made since 1996, Mojio helps drivers to plan and record trips, share driving information with friends and family and better understand their car’s health. Mojio’s open platform makes it easy for developers to create apps that solve problems for road warriors and businesses alike. For the enterprise, Mojio is a fully scalable, customizable and cost-effective option for resource management that can host multiple web and smartphone based applications. Mojio is now also available on Amazon Launchpad.
For more information, visit www.moj.io
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