The Madison Heights, Mich.-based company said the new Guidepoint App, which can be downloaded for free, allows users of the popular Android system to control their vehicle or gain access to a variety of location-based services including stolen vehicle recovery, driving directions, emergency help and other assistance.
Guidepoint's app uses a smartphone's built-in GPS technology and its wireless connectivity to deliver the phone's exact location to Guidepoint. Once the app is activated, users can set up an online account with Guidepoint and access services with just a few touches of their Droid screen.
"We've designed our Android app so that users can quickly and easily access our 24/7/365 response centers," said Tom Gafford, chief technology officer of Guidepoint. "The integration of our services with the available technology on the Droid and other smartphones that run on the Android operating system lets us quickly deliver whatever the customer needs to his or her exact location."
"The new Android app extends the availability of our award-winning services, which we've developed over the past decade," said Rand Mueller, president and CEO of Guidepoint. "It's another great example of why we focus on being a service company rather than a technology company. As manufacturers of unique technologies such as the smartphones continue to develop new technology, we want to partner with them to deliver innovative, highly valued services to consumers and business owners."
About GuidePoint Systems: Sold through more than 2,500 new and pre-owned dealerships nationwide, Guidepoint integrates GPS, advanced wireless technology, the Web and 24/7/365 response centers to deliver a variety of services to vehicle owners and fleet managers. Rated the #1 stolen vehicle tracking solution in 2007 by international research firm Frost & Sullivan, Guidepoint also offers a variety of driver safety, convenience, fleet management and vehicle tracking services. Visit www.guidepointsystems.com or call 1-877-GPS-FIND for more information.
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