2006 International Telematics Awards Winners

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On May 23rd Telematics Update revealed the winners of the fourth annual Telematics Awards at an exclusive gala dinner in Novi, Michigan. The awards dinner was the climax of an exciting first day at the world’s largest automotive telematics conference – Telematics Detroit 2006.

On May 23rd Telematics Update revealed the winners of the fourth annual Telematics Awards at an exclusive gala dinner in Novi, Michigan. The awards dinner was the climax of an exciting first day at the world’s largest automotive telematics conference – Telematics Detroit 2006.

The International Telematics Awards are organized by Telematics Update and are free to enter to 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 5 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.

Reaching the final 5 in any category was an achievement in itself.

‘We have had more submissions than ever before this year and are really excited about what this says for the future of this industry.’ says Ven Pedro, Event Director for Telematics Detroit.

‘People spend a large amount of time in their vehicles and telematics is changing that part of people’s lives for the better. The more this industry matures the more this technology will filter down from the high end into the mass market and change driving for everyone, forever. Eventually we won’t even need to ‘drive’ at all! The winning companies in the 2006 awards have achieved a lot in the past year and are taking strides to make this future a reality’

The 2006 Telematics Awards winners are:

Best Aftermarket Device: AutoAlert – AutoAlert ES4

Best Commercial Vehicle Application: Tele Atlas – Teleatlas/Logistics Map database

Best Consumer Vehicle Application : BMW of North America – BMW Assist

Best Company Start-up : Inrix    

Best Newcomer Product or Service Award : Inrix

Leadership Award : Harry Voccola - NAVTEQ

Best Telematics Navigation Product : Onstar : OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Best Telematics Mobile Phone (Cell) Application or Product : Motorola – Fixed Mobile Car Phones

Best Technology for Automotive Safety : OnStar    

Best Telematics Solution : Microsoft Automotive    

Best Telematics Embedded Product : Gracenote – MediaVOCSTM

Best Telematics/Mobile Content Provider Award : Clear Channel    - Total Traffic Network

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About Telematics Update Magazine:

Telematics Update organizes leading business conferences in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Telematics Update also provides free information, free weekly and monthly emails and print newsletters for senior executives with an interest in wireless automotive technology.

If you want to find out more about the awards or to find out how to enter for 2007 contact:

Ven Pedro

Event Director & Co-Editor

Telematics Update

Tel: +44 (0)207 375 7163

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