DALLAS (Aug. 27, 2010) — Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) has rolled out a mobile dealer-locator application compatible with Blackberry smartphones used in the U.S. and Canada.
The new app, which provides the location of the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider, joins Michelin's ONCall emergency road service and online dealer and service locator feature in the company's “Wherever You Go” offering.
Users can call Michelin ONCall directly from the app or search for providers by category, including emergency road service, travel plazas, onsite tire service or Michelin Retread Technologies retread providers. The app can provide service providers based on the user's GPS location or an entered location.
The company said versions of the application will soon be available for other devices.
“Based on research into the most popular mobile platforms in the trucking industry, we launched the Blackberry application first,” said Jay Young, U.S. country marketing manager, MATT. “But the Android and iPhone applications are not far behind.”