Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is adding app support for Apple’s iPhone and Android-based smartphones. The apps, which join a similar app introduced in August for Blackberry devices, provide users with Michelin product and service locations.
Michelin also offers a “Wherever you Go” app for its Michelin OnCall emergency road service (ERS) and online dealer and service locator.
Using GPS location and Google Maps technology, the iPhone and Android apps provide the location of the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider.
Users can call Michelin OnCall ERS directly from the app or search for a provider by category, including emergency road service, travel plazas, onsite tire service or MRT retread locations.
The apps also enable users to call the service provider, obtain driving directions to the provider or save the provider’s information to their device’s contacts or address book.
The iPhone app is designed to also work on iPod Touch devices, with similar functionality when connected to WiFi, but without the GPS-based services.