Finalists Revealed for International Telematics Update Awards 2011

The finalists for the 2011 International Telematics Update Awards have now been announced.

  • (1888PressRelease) May 12, 2011 - This year's new awards categories have injected fresh & exciting companies into this year's list of finalists. Every shortlisted company has demonstrated true innovation, hard work and influence in the global telematics market.
    The awards dinner is an industry highlight and prime networking opportunity, limited dinner tickets are available go to www.telematicsawards.com to book your place.

    "This year's nominations contain an excellent mix of newcomers, many of which are important enablers of connected solutions. Inclusion of the new categories for best cloud based application and content aggregation reflect the ever-changing Telematics industry. The annual awards program held at the night before Telematics Detroit 2011 conference & exhibition has matured into a meaningful indicator of who's who in the industry. Some of the greatest innovation over the past year came from the companies who have taken bold steps to differentiate themselves in this competitive space."

    Over the past six months, Telematics Update has received a record number of nominations from all around the globe - the response has been phenomenal and competition this year is fierce.

    An independent panel of industry experts from the digital automotive, mobile and web industries have analyzed the submissions and individually narrowed down each category to these finalists (in alphabetical order):

    1. Best Aftermarket Device or Solution Award
    Applus Technologies
    Cimble Corporation
    Danlaw Inc.
    Garmin International
    Hughes Telematics Inc.
    inthink Technology Solutions
    OnStar

    2. Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award
    Audi
    BMW
    Chrysler Group
    Ford Motor Company
    Intel Corporation
    Mercedes-Benz Research and Development
    QNX Systems

    3. Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicle Award
    Airbiquity
    John Deere
    Telenor Connexion
    Teletrac
    Telogis
    Trimble
    TomTom
    Vnomics

    4. Best Cloud Based In-Car Application Award
    Airbiquity
    ATX
    Hyundai
    Harman Becker
    Hughes Telematics
    Inrix
    Pandora
    Toyota

    5. Best Telematics Safety Technology Award
    Aeris Communications
    ATX Group
    BMW
    Ford Motor Company
    GreenRoad
    OnStar

    6. 2010/11 Industry Newcomer Award
    Aha Radio, Harman
    Hyundai
    Nissan
    Tweddle Group

    7. Best Telematics Service Provider Award

    ATX Group
    Ford Motor Company
    Hughes Telematics
    John Deere
    OnStar
    WirelessCar

    8. Telematics Leadership Award

    Paul Drysch, V.P. Telematics, Aeris Communications
    Kamyar Moinzadeh, President & CEO, Airbiquity
    Peter Steiner, Head of Infotainment, Audi AG
    Barry Ratzlaff, Director of Service Operations, Hyundai Motor America
    Doug VanDagens, Director, Connected Service Solutions, Ford Motor Company
    Henry Bzeih, Kia Motors America
    Johann Jungwith, President & CEO, Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America
    Harold Goddijn, CEO and Co-Founder, TomTom

    9. Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award

    Aha Radio, Harman
    INRIX
    NNG
    TomTom

    10. Best Navigation Solution or Product Award

    Audi
    NAVTEQ
    Nissan
    OnStar
    TeleNav, Inc
    TomTom

    The winners will be revealed at the exclusive awards dinner & ceremony on June 7th at The Hotel Baronette, Novi, MI (on the evening of our Global Flagship Conference, Telematics Detroit 2011, which takes place June 8-9 at The Surburban Showplace, Novi, MI).

    The awards dinner is the premier networking event for the titans of the automotive telematics, mobile and web industries. Tickets are limited, only 200 available, make sure you book tickets for you and your colleagues by visiting www.telematicsawards.com

    For more information on 2011 International Telematics Awards, please contact Krystyna Grant at Telematics Update on kgrant ( @ ) telematicsupdate dot com or + 44 207 372 7241 dot

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