Mumbai-based road-assistance application AUTO i CARE, a leading player in providing 24/7 emergency roadside assistance has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled mobile interface for seamless assistance anywhere in the country. The bootstrapped business has also raised undisclosed funds for expansion and for deeper penetration in the Indian market, with one-stop roadside assistance solutions. Besides this, the company also plans to use the fund to further scale its business in the coming months. The application connects Auto i Care with its 50,000 local garages & service stations in 998 cities and covering 2,50,000 lac kms across the country, enabling users to search through nearest auto garage, puncture repair or electrical charging station or more. Addressing 24 hours urgent, on-spot roadside assistance for your vehicles just got more simplified with AUTO i CARE at the time when travel dynamics are changing in new normal, and people are preferring road travel and quick and effective road side assistance to stranded vehicles which is one of the most important facets of the auto industry.
The AI enabled technological upgrades of the AUTO i CARE mobile app features GPS enabled real time nearby service locators by using your smartphone camera. This path-breaking feature is being used for the first time in the country for road side assistance services. The app also provides upgraded 24×7 real-time tracking system, automated SMS status notifications and more. AUTO i CARE is eyeing a large portion of the niche road side assistance market in India and it aims to reach out to more consumers. With electric vehicles (EV) gaining popularity, the need for charging stations for EV has increased.
“As we are 24×7 app based services, and to us technological upgrades are the key to step into the future of road side assistance services. The AI enabled upgrades in the app, the first in our industry, we will be able to provide more real time and accurate information to the consumers which will lessen the stress of the travelers. The app uses GPS and camera of your smartphone to show the location of the nearest service center in real-life, by overlaying a picture. This will help in pin pointing the exact location of the nearest local garage”, shared Sagar Joshi, Founder AUTO i CARE. He further added, “We soon will be announcing our brand ambassador, which will further help us connect with more stranded vehicles though our extremely user-friendly app. AUTO i CARE also intends to start 100 standalone service centers by the end of 1st quarter of 2021″
In an otherwise largely unregimented and unorganized Road Side Assistance market, AUTO i CARE is aimed to bring the local garages and mechanic under one umbrella to provide travelers with assistance within 20mins. AUTO i CARE has 2 affiliated garages every 10kms putting them in the right position to help travelers at short notice.
The AUTO i CARE mobile app has partnered with more than 50000 local garages and mechanics. The app helps the customers with their planned car servicing as well as unplanned car servicing feature. Planned car servicing is the annual servicing for your car and Unplanned car servicing entails requesting roadside support anytime for a breakdown on highways for common issues like tire replacement, jump-start, low fuel, or vehicle unlock, as well as major repairs to the vehicles or to have it towed to a local garage or mechanic.