Telematics Update Unveils Finalists for the Telematics Awards 2006

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The annual Telematics Update Awards recognises the achievements of the industry's thought leaders from across the value chain. This years shorlist contains the best of the best from innovative start ups to established global companies and everyone inbetween.

This year, a record breaking number of entries from across the value chain were submitted for the Telematics Update Awards, and the competition has been far closer than ever before.

“In the future consumers, are going to expect their vehicles to integrate seamlessly into their digital lifestyles for entertainment, convenience, information, safety, security and much more,” says Ven Pedro, event director for Telematics Update Detroit 2006. “The Telematics Update Awards recognises those companies that are helping make this future a reality through innovative new products, solutions and services.”

“The fact that so many companies are investing in telematics obviously reflects that they now see great potential for profit and is an excellent indicator of the strength of the industry,” said Pedro.

Chosen by an independent panel of automotive and wireless industry judges, each judge had to narrow each category down to five finalists.

The finalists in each of the categories are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Best Aftermarket Device Award

AutoAlert – AutoAlert ES4

Clarion – VRX765VD

Dension – iPod integration kit

Netistix Technologies – FleetPulse

MobileGates – NaviFone Navigation Suite

Best Commercial Vehicle Application

@Road – Road GeoManager iLM

International Truck & Engine Corp – International® AwareSM Vehicle Intelligence

Networkcar – NetworkFleet

OnStar – Business Vehicle Manager

Tele Atlas – Teleatlas/Logistics Map database

Best Consumer Vehicle Application

AutoAlert – ES4

BMW of North America – BMW Assist

Motorola – iRadio – ParkingCarma

Parrot – PARROT 3400 LS - GPS

Best Company Start-up Award




smart drive

Teydo America

Best Newcomer Product or Service Award

AutoAlert – AutoAlert ES4

Fortemedia – Small Array Microphone

Inrix – (service)

LandSonar – (service)

OnStar – OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics

Leadership Award

Connexis (a Ygomi Group company)


QNX Software Systems

Tele Atlas

Wind River

Best Telematics Navigation Product Award

Garmin – nüvi

NAVIGON – PNATransonic 5000

OnStar – OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Tele Atlas/Pioneer – Pioneer AVIC-Z1

TomTom – GO 910

Best Telematics Mobile Phone (Cell) Application or Product Award

@Road – GeoManager PE

Mediamobile – V-Trafic WAP

MobileGates – NaviFone Navigation Suite

Motorola – Fixed Mobile Car Phones

Parrot – 3200 LS Color

Best Technology for Automotive Safety Award

Cypress Semiconductor Corp



Tyco Electronics

Best Telematics Solution Award


Ibiquity/Clear Channel



Wind River

Best Telematics Embedded Product Award

Airbiquity – aqLink®

Gracenote – MediaVOCSTM

Motorola – GM Telematics Control Units

OnStar – Turn-by-Turn Naviation

QNX Software Systems – Neutrino real-time operating system

Best Telematics/Mobile Content Provider Award

Clear Channel




Tele Atlas

Winners will be announced at the gala dinner that closes the first day’s proceedings at the 6th annual Telematics Detroit Conference and Exhibition, May 23-24, 2006 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Michigan, USA.

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