Apple introduces new assistance feature

After introducing crash detection last September, Apple today unveiled another service with insurance implications – roadside assistance.

The new roadside assistance feature builds on the Emergency SOS and Find My via satellite features introduced with the iPhone 14. It is offered in partnership with AAA and will allow users to use the phone’s satellite connectivity when they have no cellular or WiFi service to request roadside assistance.

Roadside Assistance via satellite is included for free for two years with iPhone 15 Pro. The roadside assistance services are covered under the AAA membership or available on a pay-per-use basis for non-AAA members.