Telematics Awards 2010 winners announced

Telematics Awards 2010 winners  announced

The awards dinner took place on the eve of the 10th annual Telematics Detroit 2010 Conference & Exhibition – the world's largest and most prestigious telematics conference which broke all previous records by being the most successful Telematics Detroit to date.

The entries were judged by a selection of independent consultants and industry experts, and a shortlist of the finalists in each category was announced in April.

Telematics Leadership

Fran Dance, BMW ,

Jim Buczkowski, Ford Motor Company

Industry Newcomer

Kia UVO

Best Embedded Telematics Service

BMW of North America

Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product

Google & Audi

Best Portable Telematics Solution

Mercedes Benz Research & Development – Smart Drive Kit

Best Portable Navigation System

Google Inc

Best Aftermarket Device

Zoombak

Best Telematics Component Solution

QNX software systems

Best Telematics Service & Application For Commercial Vehicles

Ford Motor Company

Best Use Of Telematics Technology In The Public Sector

Onstar

Car Manufacturer Innovation Award

BMW Group

BMW received tremendous recognition this year for winning three prestigious awards. In response to winning the awards, Fran Dance, BMW ConnectedDrive Services Manager USA said, "I am ever so grateful to [Telematics Update] for creating such a fine forum for this topic, now for 10 years in a row. It really is quite an accomplishment in itself and deserving of an award. I am also honoured by the awards BMW and I won Monday."

“I'm humbled and grateful at the recognition of the hard work that the Ford team has put into delivering SYNC which has set a standard for in-car connectivity.” Said Jim Buczkowski, Director of Global Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Ford Motor Company “However, these results are actually delivered by a much larger team including great partners like Microsoft, Airbiquity, Nuance and others.

‘"We sincerely appreciate the acknowledgement from [Telematics] and the support of our partners within the industry.” Said Jens Redmer, Principal New Business Development from Google. “These products show the power of making rich web content, particularly through Google's geographic tools, available across more platforms. We look forward to continuing to explore ways to work with automakers to bring more connectivity to drivers."

Henry Bzeih, National Manager – Connected Car at Kia Motors responded to the Kia UVO award as as “Testament to the true vision for the Kia brand to be a technology leader, especially in a very congested and competitive industry, the Telematics world has taken notice of our UVO platform and we are in the process of continuously building on that foundation”

Precksha Saksena-Sood, managing director of Telematics Update, would like to offer her heartiest congratulations to all Telematics Awards 2010 winners and runners-up. "2009/2010 has been a year of tremendous innovation and achievement following on from the tough economic climate of 2009’

 


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