Telematics Update announced the winners of the 2014 Detroit awards winners include Volvo, Ericsson, INRIX, Delphi, OnStar, Elektrobit, Daimler, Audi, Nissan and GM.
Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award – Volvo Car Corporation for new Cloud-based Sensus Connect infotainment system, Volvo also scored highly for its alliance with AT&T and its pledge to deliver a crashless car by 2020.
Best Telematics Service Provider Award – Ericsson noted for a new payment platform for the connected car.
Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award – INRIX is effective in expanding its coverage.
Best Aftermarket Device or Solutions Award: Delphi, Delphi Connect offers vehicle health, location and past trips and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot access.
Best Telematics Safety and Security Technology Award -Elektrobit and OnStar – Elektrobit offers driver assistance systems. OnStar offers the widest set of safety and security services with innovation
Best Telematics Service or Solutions for Commercial Vehicles Award – Daimler & Telogis- Daimler Trucks North America offers telematics features and services. Telogs ranked first in a fleet manager survey and Cloud-based commercial navigation.
7. Best Navigation Solution or Product Award: Audi & Total Traffic & Weather Network – Judges honored Audi of America for the intuitiveness of its new human-machine interface (HMI), first showcased at the 2014 International CES. Total Traffic & Weather Network received kudos for combining weather and traffic with other dynamic content and services.
Best Automotive Application Award: Xtime -Judges admired Xtime’s drive to deliver end-to-end customer-retention solutions for automotive retailers, saying the company had the potential to become a key enabler for the industry.
2013/14 Industry Newcomer Award is NissanConnect.
Telematics Leadership Award: Mary Chan, president, global connected consumer, General Motors.