AA iPhone Apps

AA launches route planner app for iPhone

26 February 2010

With over 16 million routes provided each month by its online Route Planner, the AA is now enabling iPhone users to get routes wherever* and whenever they want at the touch of a button with the launch of the new AA route planner app.

iPhone users can now get routes wherever and whenever they want The app allows users to search for a route in number of different ways; by start/end destination locations, place name, address, and postcode lookup or from your current GPS location.

Routes and turn-by-turn instructions are displayed on interactive maps and also as a list of turning instructions with distance and drive times.

The routes benefit from all the expertise of the AA Route Planner with clear and easy to follow routes which have all been researched by the AA's team of experts. The app has the added benefit of a 'show my current location' function enabling users to see where they are on the map/route, as well as the function to store places that you route to and from as favourites.

All routes include directions as you would see them on the road for example 'at Stockwell Underground Station turn right (A123) signposted The City'.

There are also options to avoid motorways, toll roads and congestion charging and a caravan friendly route option allowing users to avoid roads that are not suitable for caravans.

Comment

at any one time up to 15% of drivers in urban areas may be lost Edmund King, President of the AA said, "It is estimated that at any one time up to 15% of drivers in urban areas may be lost, adding to congestion and frustration among drivers. A well planned route not only saves time, money and C02 but also makes for a calmer, safer journey. Millions of people rely on AA Route Planner and with this new app this will now be available wherever they are."

Launch offer

For a special launch price of £1.79 the AA Route Planner app allows users of iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to generate unlimited AA routes in Great Britain and Ireland for a whole year. For more information, and to purchase, click on the link below.

Features

  • Clear and easy to follow routes
  • All routes researched by the AA's team of experts
  • Directions as you would see them on the road
  • Current location function – see where you are on the map/route
  • Options to avoid motorways, toll roads and congestion charge
  • Directions from your current location using the iPhone GPS
  • Save start and destination points as favourites
  • Unlimited routes in Great Britain and Ireland for a whole year
  • Caravan-friendly route option, to avoid roads unsuitable for caravans

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*only use when safe to do so.

 

2 March 2010