Your chance to meet this year’s OEM of the Year

See the shoot-out and enjoy a gala evening on 2 June at the Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi. Our awards have been created to highlight the best-of-the-best in each of the different technical areas of the connected car. Past winners include Octo Telematics North America, Qoros Automotive, NissanConnect, Xtime and Elektrobit Automotive.

And here’s what winning one of our 12 categories meant to Neal East, CEO, Xtime, winner of Best Automotive Application Award 2014: “We are elated that the telematics community recognises our innovations and that an increasing number of major automakers are looking to Xtime to power their in-car service scheduling.”

The evening promises an opportunity to enjoy relaxed networking with the inner core of telematics industry with the chance to congratulate winners and find out which companies are the ones to watch in future. 

A relaxed champagne reception will welcome more than 250 of the industry's most senior individuals before a three-course meal is served.

To whet your appetite, here are this year’s contenders for the OEM of 2015:

Toyota Motor Sales– Its entry is the first ever remote application for 2015MY Lexus vehicles, Lexus Enform Remote  (LER). The LER app enables Lexus customers to command and control various functions for their vehicle (vehicle start/stop, door locks, etc).            

Qoros Auto– As the "brain" of all Qoros vehicles, QorosQloud provides drivers "always connected" services, connecting to navigation, parking and traffic information in real time, connecting to social networks, and connecting to the car conditions.

Volvo– Its entry is the ‘Sensus Connect’ based on the ‘Volvo Cloud’ used on its Volvo XC90 which replaces the normal array of buttons with a large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display, voice control and thumb controls on the steering wheel ensuring drivers keep their eyes on the road while being completely connected via the cloud.  

BMW of North America– It has showcased many concept features this year including fully automated parking, gesture recognition, inductive charging and BMW Organic light with OLED technology. It now claims to be the first OEM to introduce Over-the-Air Navigation Map Updates by pairing BMW ConnectedDrive with the latest generation of its Professional navigation system.

Audi– At the heart of the Audi Connect system is the all-new modular infotainment matrix MIB-2 which integrates high speed 4G/LTE embedded broadband connectivity with state-of-the-art on-board graphics processing, multi-modal user interfaces, on- and off-board voice recognition, cloud service integration, and device connectivity of up to 8 devices.

Ford– Its contender is SYNC Emergency Assistance the first mass market vehicle emergency calling system. Ford is able to provide precise vehicle GPS coordinates with the system to help hasten police and ambulance response.

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