SOURCE: Telematics Update Magazine

March 29, 2005 06:16 ET

Telematics Update unveils finalists for the Telematics Awards 2005

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2005 --

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Telematics Update unveils finalists for the Telematics Awards 2005

Winners to be announced on 16 May 2005 at Telematics Detroit 2005

London, Tuesday March 29, 2005. Telematics Update has announced the finalists for the 2005 Telematics Industry Awards. Chosen by an independent panel of automotive and wireless industry judges, each judge had to narrow each category to 3 finalists.

Winners will be announced at the gala dinner that closes the first day's proceedings at the 5th annual Telematics Detroit Conference and Exhibition May 16-17 2005.

"The Telematics Update Awards program aims to recognize and celebrate companies, large and small, who have made huge steps in this niche automotive industry", said Anita Yaa Agyeman, Event Director for Telematics Detroit 2005. "Nominees have been submitted this year ranging from small start-ups to large multinational brands. These companies represent the future of telematics with some very compelling solutions."

The winner of each category will be announced during the Telematics Update Awards Gala Dinner on May 16 at the Detroit Marriot Livonia, Michigan, USA.

The finalists short listed in each of the categories are as follows:

NB: Finalists are not listed in winning order:

Horizon Award 
SiRF - SiRFstar III
Navteq - Map Database
XM Radio - XM Nav Traffic
Encirq Corporation - Encirq Data Foundation Framework

Leadership Award 
Roger Dewey - Sony Ericsson
Dick Gossen - Aeris.net
Joseph Jesson - GE Trailer Services
Anthony Meador - Mobilegates

Best Commercial Vehicle Solution Award
Networkcar - Network Fleet
GE Trailer Fleet Services -  Veri-Wise
@Road -  @Road Mobile Hot Spot
MobileAria - Truck Secure

Best Consumer Vehicle Application Award
XM Radio - XM Nav Traffic
LoJack - LoJack Early Warning Recovery System
TeleNavigation - TeleNav
OnStar - OnStar

Best Technology / Telematics Solution Award
QNX Software Systems - Telematics Ecosystem
GE-Trailer Fleet Services - Veri-Wise
TeleAtlas - Mobile Mapping System
Extended Systems - Embedded Bluetooth SDK

Best Telematics Portable/Handheld Product 
Navigon - MobileNavigator 4 & Personal Navigation Assistant 150
GE-Trailer Fleet Services - Veri-Wise Handheld Tool
MobileGates - TeleStar/TrafficMobile
m&p - Le Hub TOYOTA

Best Reseller/Retailer
OnStar - OnStar Persona Calling
GE-Trailer Fleet Services - Veri-Wise
MobileGates - TeloStar/TrafficMobile and Collaborator

Best Navigation Product
TomTom - TomTom GO 
ALK Technologies - CoPilot Live Smartphome
Siemens VDO - MS5500 Navigation System
Telcontar - Drill Down Server

Best Embedded /Terminal Product 
Trimble - TrimTrac
OnStar - OnStar Service
EEPD GmbH - Mobile ENVADER
Extended Systems - Embedded Bluetooth SDK

Best Aftermarket Product 
Clarion - Navigation In-Car Entertainment System
Motorola - BLNC 1HF1000
LoJack - LoJack Early Warning Recovery System
Parrot - Drive Blue
Telematics in Action Award: Best use of telematics for safety - Finalists for this award will be announced in April 2005

For more information visit: http://www.telematicsdetroit.com/awards/

About Telematics Update:

Telematics Update is the world's leading provider of business-to-business telematics intelligence, specializing in conferences, industry reports and news. Telematics Update also produces the only automotive telematics focused magazine - a free industry publication renowned for delivering unbiased news and analysis. Telematics Update Conferences attract the most influential speakers, providing a rich environment for establishing strategic relationships and networking. Telematics Detroit is the flagship annual event, attracting in excess of 800 attendees across the two-day period: www.telematicsupdate.com

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