World News: Telematics Update announces winners of the 2007 International Telematics Awards

World News:  Telematics Update announces winners of the 2007 International Telematics Awards

Last night, Telematics Update revealed the winners of the fifth annual Telematics Awards at an exclusive gala dinner in Detroit, Michigan. The awards dinner was the climax of an exciting first day at the world's largest telematics conference – Telematics Detroit 2007.

The International Telematics Awards are organised by Telematics Update and entry is free for any company in the telematics industry.

The entries are judged by a selection of independent consultants and industry experts. In April the shortlist of the top five companies in each category was announced, and those finalists reflected the state of the telematics industry today – large global companies competing head to head with relatively unknown start ups on an even footing.

The 2007 Telematics Awards winners are:

  • Telematics Leadership Award (individual): Dr. Michael Foley, executive director, Bluetooth Special Interest Group
  • 2007 Newcomer Award: Hughes Telematics
  • Best Embedded Telematics Service Award: OnStar
  • Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product: OnStar
  • Best Portable Device Application Award: Navigon
  • Best Portable Navigation System: TomTom
  • Best Aftermarket Device: Tracker Network UK
  • Best Audio or Audio-Visual Entertainment Product: Microsoft – Windows Automotive
  • Best Telematics Component Solution: Freescale Semiconductor
  • Telematics Service & Application: Best Commercial Vehicle Application: Volvo Trucks Corp
  • Best Use of Telematics Technology for Safety: OnStar
  • Best Storage Solution for In-Car Environment: Bose Corp
  • Global Car Manufacturer Technology Deployment Award: BMW of North America

“This year we had a record number of entries” says Telematics Update editor Thomas Hallauer. “It’s a great sign that the industry is on the rise and adds even more value to this year’s winners, as they have prevailed against more competitors than ever before.”

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