Magellan’s partnership with AAA (American Automobile Association) allows Magellan to offer AAA Tourbook information and Roadside Assistance access to customers purchasing GPS navigation devices with the AAA Tourbook included.
The AAA database provides listings of AAA Diamond-Rated Restaurants and Accommodation which are of assistance with road trip planning. The information provided in entries is well beyond what is generally provided for POI (Points of Interest) in other GPS navigation devices. Coverage includes AAA approved auto repairers, AAA roadside assistance facilities, accommodation, restaurants, attractions and events. AAA ratings provide a helpful guide to the quality of entries.
Roadside assistance is no small business with the AAA estimating last year that it would rescue some 9.3 million over the period between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends alone. The partnership with Magellan allows the AAA to provide superior AAA Roadside Assistance access to AAA Members through the Magellan Locate screen which provides the driver’s exact location. Bluetooth hands-free calling equipped GPS navigation devices can connect the a driver’s compatible Bluetooth enabled phone directly to a AAA toll-free help number.
AAA Members should note that they are offered discounts on Magellan GPS navigation units, Map updates and accessories as well as a free second year extended warranty.
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