Telematics Update Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Telematics Update Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Last night, as part of a glamorous industry gala dinner, Telematics Update announced the winners of the Annual Telematics Update Awards at the Renaissance Hotel Barronette, Novi, MI.

Twelve well-deserved winners collected their trophies at the Telematics Update Awards ceremony.

The awards dinner took place on the eve of the Telematics Detroit 2012 Conference & Exhibition – the world's largest and most prestigious telematics conference which smashed all previous records as the most successful Telematics Detroit to date.

The entries were judged by a selection of independent consultants and industry experts.

The 2012 Telematics Update Awards winners …

1. Best Aftermarket Device or Solution Award


2. Best Automotive Application Award


3. Best Navigation Solution or Product Award

Telenav Inc.

4. Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award


5. Best Telematics Safety & Security Solution Award – Joint Winner

Mobileye INC



6. Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicle Award


7. Best Telematics Service Provider Award

Hughes Telematics 

8. Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award


9. 2011/12 Industry Newcomer Award


10. Telematics Leadership Award – Joint Winner

Doug VanDagens, Director, Connected Service Solutions, Ford Motor Company


Johann Jungwirth, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz, Research & Development North America, Inc.

Upon receiving the award for Best Telematics Service Provider, Kevin Link, Senior Vice President, Hughes Telematics said, “It’s great to be recognized for all the hard work that we put into our products. It means a lot to us, and it means a lot to our employees. When we started five years ago, we told our customers and the industry that we would think out of the box and create an innovative platform. This is proof that we continue to do that.”

Leo McCloskey, Vice President – Marketing for Airbiquity, responded to winning the award for Best Automotive Application:“This is a real honor for us as a company. We’re very proud to be recognized by Telematics Update and look forward to sharing this success on an on-going basis with our customers and partners.”

Audi’s Anupam Malhotra, Manager – Connected Vehicle, AUDI, winner of Winner of Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award said, ““We are very honored to be recognized here, especially in front of such a distinguished crowd, every one of whom is doing an incredible job innovating every day.”


Telematics Update’s Managing Director, Precksha Saksena-Sood remarked, "I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners. The ability to continually innovate and lead will alter the very fabric of the automotive industry as the car positions itself as the ultimate mobile device."

About Telematics Update:

Telematics Update Conferences are the most prestigious in the industry. We produce the largest telematics events in North America, Europe & Asia, and attract the most influential speakers providing a rich environment for establishing strategic relationships and networking.


Krystyna Grant

Director, Telematics Update

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