BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Have you ever found yourself driving in unfamiliar territory, famished and running on fumes, with the kids screaming in the back seat? Introducing RoadAhead™: a free iPhone app that helps users find the best exit ahead on the highway for all of their travel needs. RoadAhead is available as a free download from the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roadahead/id434432510?mt=8&ls=1
The ultimate road travel tool, RoadAhead™ automatically locates a driver's position on any U.S. highway, searches for merchants conveniently located near upcoming exits and provides recommendations based on the user's specific search criteria. Now available for iPhone and iPod touch, RoadAhead presents search results in an easy-to-read list of options ahead, along with user ratings, up-to-the-minute pricing information (gas prices) and clear, accurate information on distance/direction from the exit. Users can save time and money by locating the fastest, cheapest and most appealing options ahead of them. The "set it and forget it" user-friendly display allows passengers to assist the driver by viewing all information at-a-glance, eliminating the need to click, expand and drag to view details.
"Unlike other travel apps, RoadAhead™ takes the hassle out of highway road trips by enabling users to see only what is ahead and convenient to each exit, and doesn't bother with merchants behind or inaccessible to the driver," said Jeffrey Beir, CEO of RoadAhead, Inc. "Using proprietary technology, RoadAhead lets road warriors optimize their pit stop by finding the exits ahead with the services that meet their needs. For example, users can easily find the exit ahead with the cheapest gas station, a convenient grocery store and a family-friendly restaurant."
"On a recent trip from Boston to D.C., RoadAhead™ was a lifesaver for my family. We put it to use to find the best food stops, bathroom breaks, and accurate gas prices and locations. It is so much better than other apps I've used because it's specifically from the point of view of a driver on a highway," said Steve Brand, RoadAhead beta tester.
Remember that using your phone while driving can be dangerous, and in some states it is illegal. Drivers should not use this app while driving, but instead ask a passenger to navigate.
About RoadAhead™ RoadAhead™ helps you find the best exit ahead on the highway for all your travel needs. RoadAhead is currently available as a standalone app from iTunes and the App Store for iPhones and iPod Touch.
RoadAhead was developed by the team at RoadAhead, Inc. Founded by Jeffrey Beir, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, high technology executive and venture capitalist, RoadAhead, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Mass. For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RoadAhead.
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