Finalists revealed for Telematics Awards 2010

Finalists revealed for Telematics Awards 2010

Organized by Telematics Update, the finalists for these awards stand out in an industry where innovation is expected as the norm, and companies clamor for publicity, platform and prestige.

"This is a crucial year for the industry as the recovery process has already begun, and, telematics players, now more than ever, need to come together to strategize for the next decade of telematics service provision,” says Precksha Saksena, managing director of Telematics Update. "The response has been terrific and Telematics Update would like to each and every company that put itself forward as each and every entry made the competition even more intense. This year's winners will be celebrated as true leaders in a year that epitomizes the strength of the telematics industry, as the industry will continue to pull together in order to innovate and maintain progression and momentum.”

Duringthe past six months, hundreds of companies have nominated themselves or their partners and clients through the Telematics Awards website.

An independent panel of industry experts from the digital automotive, mobile and web industries have analyzed the submissions and individually narrowed down each category to these finalists (in alphabetical order):

1. Telematics Leadership

  • Fran Dance, Telematics Services Manager, BMW
  • Jeff Littlejohn, Executive VP, Clear Channel
  • Jim Buczkowski, Director of Global Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • Jocelyn Vigreux, President, TomTom
  • Kamyar Moinzadeh, President & CEO, Airbiquity
  • Kevin Dallas, General Manager Microsoft Visions Embedded, Microsoft
  • Per Simonsen, CEO, Telenor Connexion AB
  • Steve Millstein, President, ATX Group

2. Industry newcomer

  • Aha Mobile Inc
  • Bsquare
  • Continental
  • Global Mobile Alert
  • Kia UVO
  • Microlise Ltd
  • Navigation Solutions
  • Pandora
  • QNX Software System
  • TomTom

3. Best Embedded Telematic Service

  • Airbiquity
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • Bsquare
  • Clear Channel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Nuance Communications
  • Octo Telematics
  • OnStar
  • Qualcomm
  • Trafficmaster plc

4. Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product

  • BMW of North America LLC,
  • Google & Audi
  • Infogroup
  • Navigation Solutions
  • Nissan Technical Centre
  • Nuance Communications
  • OnStar
  • TeleAtlas / TomTom
  • Telmap Ltd
  • Toyota

5. Best Portable Telematics Solution

  • AAA Club Affiliates, Inc
  • Allstate Roadside Services
  • Clear Channel
  • Hughes Telematics, Inc. and Mercedes-Benz USA
  • INRIX
  • Telenav
  • Zoombak

6. Best Portable Navigation System

  • Airbiquity
  • Garmin (Nuvi 3790t)
  • Garmin International (A50 Nuvifone)
  • Google Inc
  • Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc
  • Motorola Inc.
  • Navigon
  • Rand McNally
  • TomTom
  • Trafficmaster plc

7. Best Aftermarket Device

  • Autonet Mobile
  • CarShield
  • Cydle America Corp.
  • Digi Core
  • Directed Electronics
  • JVC USA Mobile Entertainment
  • Octo Telematics
  • Parrot
  • Zoombak

8. Best Telematics Component Solution

  • Clear Channel
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • INRIX
  • Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • QNX Software Systems
  • Tele Atlas, TomTom

9. Best Telematics Service & Application for Commercial Vehicles

  • Airbiquity
  • Daimler FleetBoard GmbH
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Garmin
  • GreenRoad
  • SkyBitz
  • Tele Atlas, TomTom
  • TeleNav
  • Trimble Mobile Resource Management

10. Best use of Telematics Technology in the Public sector

  • Astrata Group
  • Autonet Mobile
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • DigiCore
  • Global Mobile Alert Corporation
  • NTRCI
  • OnStar
  • SageQuest, LLC
  • WebTech Wireless
  • Zipcar, Inc.

11. Car Manufacturer Innovation Award

  • BMW Group
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kia Motors

Telematics Update will reveal all the winners at an exclusive awards dinner on June7, 2010 at Ford Rouge Factory (the eve of the 10th annual Telematics Detroit 2010 Conference & Exhibition, which takes place on June 8-9 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Michigan, Novi, USA.)

Limited tickets are available for this year’s ceremony. With only 150 tickets available, make sure that you book your ticket early to avoid missing out on being a part of the most significant networking party of the year by registering here.

For more information, visit: http://www.telematicsupdate.com/detroit/index.shtml or contact Ruthana Foulkes on rfoulkes@telematicsupdate.com


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