Finalists Revealed for the 2013 Telematics Update Awards

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The finalist list for the highly anticipated Telematics Update Awards 2013 has just been announced; this year the calibre of finalists has raised the stakes even higher for the most prestigious awards ceremony in the industry.

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This year’s Telematics Update Awards nominees reflect the most progressive technology and solutions that the telematics industry has to offer!

The Telematics Update Awards are the global telematics industry’s only independently judged awards. The awards have been designed to recognise innovation and the commercial success of twelve key product areas. Telematics Update has received over 350 nominations from across the globe. Finalists include TomTom, Pandora, BMW, TuneIn and Onstar. The winners will be announced as part of a glamorous awards ceremony on Tuesday June 4 at the Hotel Barronette, Novi, MI, USA. Tickets to attend the ceremony are now available at 250 of the industry’s elite will gather at the ceremony, but tickets are limited. Telematics Update advises interested parties to book early to avoid missing the most exciting night in the telematics calendar.

Telematics Detroit Project Director, Gareth Ragg commented, “2013 is an incredibly exciting time for the telematics industry. Inspired by innovation from across the wider connected and mobile worlds, the pace of change has never been so fast. This year’s Telematics Update Awards nominees reflect the most progressive technology and solutions that the telematics industry has to offer. These are the companies that are shaping the future of the connected car.”

The full Telematics Update Awards shortlist

1. Best Aftermarket Device or Solution Award
Audiovox Electronics Corp
BMW of North America LLC
Cimble Corp.    (SecureConnex)
inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc
Octo Telematics North America
TomTom Business Solutions
Verizon Telematics (Hughes Telematics, Inc. & Verizon)

2. Best Automotive Application Award
Chevrolet - General Motors
Xtime, Inc

3. Best Insurance Telematics Product or Service Launch
Octo Telematics North America
PayGo Systems Ltd.
Progressive Insurance
Teletrac Inc.
Verizon Telematics

4. Best Navigation Solution or Product Award
Audi of America
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Total Traffic Network

5. Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award
Aha by Harman
Total Traffic Network
TuneIn, Inc.
Tweddle Group

6. Best Telematics Product or Service Launch in an Emerging Market (BRIC Region)
inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc.
Tracker Connect (Pty) Ltd - South Africa

7. Best Telematics Safety & Security Solution Award
BMW of North America LLC
Hyundai Motor America

8. Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicle Award
Novatel Wireless
Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Teletrac, Inc.
TomTom Business Solutions
V3 Teletech Pte Ltd
Volvo Trucks

9. Best Telematics Service Provider Award
RACO Wireless
Telogis, Inc
Verizon Telematics (Hughes Telematics, Inc. and Verizon)

10. Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award
Audi of America
Chevrolet (GM)
Ford Motor Company
Kia Motors America
Mercedes-Benz R&D NA, Inc.

11. 2012/13 Industry Newcomer Award
Arynga, Inc
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
SiriusXM Radio
Sprint for Sprint Velocity

12. Telematics Leadership Award
Alexander Kocher, President and Managing Director, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
Robin Harbage, Director, Towers Watson
Chris Ruff, CEO and President of UIEvolution
Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar

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The Telematics Awards ceremony, sponsored by Sirius XM, will take place on June 4 at the Hotel Baronette, Novi, MI from 6.30pm. The evening is attended by the top 200 VIPs from the telematics industry. The evening is not restricted to nominees and finalists only, however tickets are limited.

The evening will start with a themed reception followed by a three course meal before the winners are announced live on stage.

For more information go to: or call the Telematics Update Awards Director, Krystyna Grant on +44 207 375 7585, or email kgrant(at)telematicsupdate(dot)com

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