(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2008) - Fuel prices, live traffic alerts and weather forecasts are now part of the updated AAA Mobile award-winning phone application, AAA and the Automobile Club of Southern California have announced.
"The newest features of AAA Mobile help motorists address two of their greatest concerns -- fuel prices and traffic congestion -- by allowing them to quickly obtain prices at several gas stations, as well as alternative navigation routes," said the Auto Club's Vice President of Marketing & Product Management Suzanne Wisdom. "While AAA Mobile's features provide users with added convenience, the Auto Club reminds drivers to comply with California's cell phone laws, and to pull to the side of the road for conversations or to access AAA Mobile."
With gas prices worrying many motorists, AAA Mobile users can quickly find prices by receiving a list of gas stations with prices nearest to their current location or in a specific zip code or city. AAA Mobile also identifies the station with the lowest price in the area. Once they select a station, AAA Mobile will provide audible turn-by-turn directions on how to get there.
Whether driving in out-of-town traffic or the daily commute, AAA Mobile's new real-time traffic feature helps motorists find out what's ahead and alternatives on how to get there. AAA Mobile alerts motorists to congestion, crashes and other developments. It also provides detours around traffic and compares the detour travel time against the original route. "AAA Mobile also allows users to view current weather conditions and seven-day forecasts for their current location or any city around the world," said Wisdom.
Want to see the latest blockbuster movie? AAA Mobile can help find nearby movie theaters playing a film, provide start times, navigate users there and list nearby restaurants for lunch or dinner.
Using the mobile activity planning feature, AAA Mobile users can search for show times, critics' ratings and other details for movies, concerts, plays and sporting events near their GPS location. Users can also navigate to theaters or events and search for parking, restaurants, ATMs, or points of interest near the location.
The AAA Mobile Navigator application for cell phones has received several strong wireless industry reviews. During the recent fall CTIA Show - one of the wireless industry's largest annual expositions - LAPTOP Magazine named AAA Mobile Navigator best location-based service.
In addition, AAA Mobile continues to provide users with AAA's travel expertise in their wireless phone with AAA TourBook travel guide information, listings of AAA Diamond-rated restaurants and hotels and points of interest. The application also offers the locations of 100,000 Show our Card & Save merchants providing AAA discounts, along with AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and Auto Club and AAA offices.
"Users who are Auto Club or AAA members can send their GPS location directly to the Auto Club or AAA and be connected to roadside assistance," according to Wisdom.
More information, including phones with AAA Mobile capability, is available at www.AAA.com/AAAMobile.