Issue: Sep 2007


ATX Unveils Mobility Assistance Service With Peugeot



by Harry Gothelf

ATX Group, the world's largest independent telematics provider to the automotive industry in North America and Europe, today announced the launch of a unique, in-vehicle information service throughout France designed to assist drivers at the mere press of a button.

Developed collaboratively with PSA Peugeot Citroen, the Peugeot Services Mobiles mobility assistance program offers a variety of operator-assisted services to subscribing French owners of Peugeot 1007, 207, 307,308, 407, coupe 407, 607, 807 and Expert models whose vehicles are equipped with Peugeot's RT3 / RT4 system. These services, provided from off-board the vehicle through ATX's response center in Dusseldorf, include:

* The ability to search and download areas of interest from a database
containing information from the Michelin(R) Guide and Michelin(R) Green

Guides, among other resources.
* Receipt of in-vehicle, automatically generated traffic alerts on
predefined routes and downloads to the navigation screen of updated
itineraries that integrate current traffic conditions.
* In-vehicle management of a personal address book.
* Identification of the location of automatic radar, speed-measuring
devices throughout France.



All of the Mobility Assistance services can be accessed by pressing an in- vehicle button or through a customized, Peugeot Services Mobiles website, also developed by ATX.

One of the most unique features of the program is the ability of ATX's off-board routing engine to generate a route that automatically diverts the traveler away from major traffic chokepoints and incidents.

Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dusseldorf, Germany, ATX Group is the world's largest provider of personalized telematics services to the automotive industry, serving both North America and Europe. ATX telematics services are designed to provide enhanced safety, security and driving convenience to vehicle owners. These services include location-specific emergency and roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, remote diagnostics and real-time traffic and navigation assistance. ATX also customizes telematics services to help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships to use telematics data to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships. ATX services are provided to vehicle owners through the brand names of its customers -- Mercedes-Benz, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Maybach, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. For more information, visit www.atxg.com.

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