Issue: Jun 2011


ATX Customers Win Best-In-Class at Annual Telematics Awards



by Jon Knox

BMW, Hyundai and Toyota, whose connected vehicle (or telematics) programs are each provided by ATX Group, were recognized for excellence with best-in-class awards presented by Telematics Update at the publication's annual Telematics Awards Ceremony & Gala.

BMW's ConnectedDrive program was a co-winner of the Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award. Hyundai and Toyota were co-winners for Best Cloud-based In-Car Application Award. Hyundai's Blue Link(TM) program shared honors as Best Industry Newcomer Award.

"We've partnered with some of the most visionary and innovative car companies in the industry," said Tom Metzger, senior vice president and general manager of Connected Vehicle Services at ATX. "We're honored to be working with each of these award winners in helping them achieve their unique vision of the connected vehicle ownership experience."

ABOUT ATX:

With operations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and offices in Dusseldorf, Germany and Paris, ATX (www.atxg.com) is one of the world's leading providers of connected vehicle services to global automobile manufacturers. ATX services, among the first to be launched in the consumer vehicle market back in 1996, are provided to vehicle owners through the brand names of its customers - Toyota, Lexus Hyundai, BMW and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Services by ATX provide enhanced safety, security and driving convenience to vehicle owners, and help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships use telematics data and multiple customer contact channels to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships and contacts with the vehicle through its lifetime.

ATX is a division of Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com), a leading provider of roadside assistance programs in the U.S. on behalf of global automobile manufacturers and U.S. insurance carriers. Cross Country provides solutions for the nearly 6 million roadside service events experienced by their consumers each year. In addition, Cross Country provides accident scene management, vehicle release management and total loss screening services for insurance carriers, and customer care services for a number of automotive manufacturers.

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