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ORLANDO, Fla., (Nov. 30, 2011) –

Expanded access to valuable accident scene assistance from free AAA app will benefit more motorists

AAA’s latest addition to its suite of free mobile applications, AAA Insurance, is now available for use on Android devices. Originally launched for iPhone and iPad users in May, the app’s expanded access to Android devices will provide valuable crash scene assistance to even more motorists. The AAA Insurance app walks drivers through the post-traffic-crash process of collecting information, taking photos and requesting a tow truck.

“The information that needs to be collected following a collision can be overwhelming, even if all parties involved are uninjured,” said Jeff Green, AAA Managing Director of Wireless Product Strategy and Programs. “The AAA Insurance app guides drivers through step-by-step instructions on the necessary information to gather and photos to snap before leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

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“With the expansion of the AAA Insurance app to Android products, and including iPhone and iPad users, a significant number of motorists will now have access to this valuable tool,” said Green.  

The AAA Insurance app provides AAA’s recommended steps on what to do immediately following a traffic collision and what information is necessary to gather to submit an insurance claim, such as:

  •  Taking photos of the crash scene and damage to vehicles and property
  • Documenting vehicle models and people involved in the crash
  • Documenting the location of the crash
  • Identifying damage to vehicles by making a few taps on your phone
  • Documenting witnesses and police report details

The AAA Insurance app also provides one-touch access to call police and emergency services, to request a tow from AAA and to contact the AAA Insurance claims department for AAA Insurance policyholders.  The app allows users to store their auto insurance company’s contact information, policy number, drivers on the policy and vehicles on the policy, which can be password protected for privacy. Additionally, users can view a summary of the traffic crash details and email a report straight from their iPhone and Android devices. 

AAA Insurance is the fourth free AAA application available on iPhone and Android products.  AAA TripTik Mobile features a mobile version of AAA TripTik Travel Planner. It provides turn-by-turn navigation and locates hotels, restaurants and gas stations, including current fuel prices. AAA Discounts uses GPS technology to display nearby AAA Show Your Card & Save locations. AAA Roadside enables AAA members who require emergency roadside assistance to send their location, vehicle description and breakdown details directly to AAA. Visit AAA.com/mobile for additional information.    

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fl – 5/19/2011

“On-the-go” tools make it easy to compare gas prices, locate discounts and select hotels, restaurants and fun stops along the way

AAA estimates 34.9 million Americans will kick off the summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway and, from digital travel guides to mobile applications, provides the tools needed to plan and navigate a fun trip. Travelers can enjoy the advantages of packing light since these trip-planning resources have been developed for the popular portable devices they are already using daily.

AAA eTourBook Guides

Free and exclusively for members, the new eTourBook guides sync with top ereaders and tablets, and smartphones equipped with an ereader app. Each of the new guides highlights a top North American travel destination complete with listings for AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants; AAA Editor’s Picks for attractions, events and nightlife; and other proprietary information available only through AAA. Members can download eTourBook guides for 40 destinations at AAA.com/ebooks.

AAA Apps

AAA’s GPS-based mobile apps are available for both iPhone and Android-compatible devices. Membership is not required to download and use AAA apps, but is needed to take full advantage of the associated member benefits, such as discounts and roadside assistance. For more information on AAA apps, visit AAA.com/Mobile.

AAA TripTik Mobile shows nearby gas station locations along with updated fuel prices. It also provides maps and turn-by-turn directions and displays additional points of interest including AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants, AAA Approved attractions, local events, AAA offices and Approved Auto Repair facilities. The app can recalculate routes and provide voice guidance for the next maneuver.

The app can also integrate trips already created and saved with AAA.com’s TripTik Travel Planner. A saved route generates a unique AAA TripTik ID that a user enters into the app to download the map and directions. The ID can be shared with multiple users and the entire downloaded route can be modified as needed. (Saving routes requires registration on AAA.com and may require AAA membership.)

AAA Discounts, downloaded more than one million times, finds nearby places that offer AAA members a Show Your Card & Save discount. The app displays key information including business name, address, phone number, distance from current location and discount details. Users can sort listings by category and have one-click access to a route map and narrative directions. While anyone can use these key app features, only members may take advantage of the available discounts.

AAA Roadside allows AAA members to request roadside assistance without even placing a call. The app uses the phone’s GPS technology to transmit the user’s location and details about the vehicle breakdown directly to AAA Roadside Assistance. The app also provides replacement battery price quotes and allows members to request a AAA Mobile Battery technician service delivery and install a new car battery. Additionally, the app shows nearby Approved Auto Repair locations so members can easily choose where to have their vehicle towed, if needed.

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As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fla. – 9/7/2010

Mobile application saves users money by pointing to nearby AAA Show Your Card & Save® locations 

AAA’s suite of mobile applications designed to make its widely used products and services available whenever and wherever millions of consumers need them,
 took another leap forward this month. AAA introduced an Android-compatible AAA Discounts app that matches the convenience and usefulness of its Apple iPhone counterpart which has been downloaded more than 880,000 times.

The free app uses GPS technology to display AAA Show Your Card & Save retail partners near the user’s location. There are more than 110,000 AAA Show Your Card & Save locations and more than 51 million AAA members in North America. The AAA Discounts app provides maps with pan and zoom functionality and displays key information including each retail partner’s name, address and phone number, a summary of the discount details and the distance to the location from the user’s current position. One click provides narrative directions to the location.

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“The growing popularity and sophistication of smartphones complements AAA’s leadership in roadside problem-solving, travel planning and member discounts,” said Bill Wood, managing director, AAA Travel Publishing. “Providing ready-access to these services and content through users’ mobile devices further increases the value of AAA membership.”

All app users can view the locations offering discounts, however only members may take advantage of the available savings. An additional feature accessible only by members is free roadside assistance. And when members call AAA for emergency road service, their GPS location is transmitted along with the call.

The app is available for free download from the Android Market and is compatible with devices using Android platform versions 1.6 or newer.

AAA Discounts for Android is the fourth free app to be offered by AAA. The first three apps, released for iPhone users, were AAA Discounts, AAA Roadside and AAA TripTik Mobile. AAA Roadside enables AAA members who require emergency road service to send their location, vehicle description and breakdown details directly to AAA. The recently released AAA TripTik Mobile is the first free app to display frequently updated gas prices. Each of these free applications is available for download from the iTunes Store.

AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including popular online retailers Payless Shoesource, FTD.com and more. Last year, members saved more than $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save program. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides nearly 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

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