Michelin debuts two mobile truck tire apps

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Updated Dec 17, 2010

Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced two new mobile truck tire applications in the United States and Canada for Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones. The new apps join the existing Blackberry application introduced in August as well as the existing Michelin OnCall emergency road and online dealer and service locator in Michelin’s “Wherever You Go” offering.

“With the introduction of these iPhone and Android apps, smartphone users across the trucking industry now have easy access to Michelin product and service locations,” says Jaye Young, U.S. country marketing manager for MATT. “With today’s on-the-go real-time business environment, we are delivering information directly to our customers wherever they go.”

Using GPS location and Google Maps technology, the iPhone and Android applications provide the location of the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider, as well as information about that location. 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 applications also can display service providers based on an entered location other than the current GPS location. Users have the ability 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 Wi-Fi, but without the GPS-based services. For more information on the iPhone, Android or Blackberry apps, go to www.michelintruck.com.