Update: Unfortunately for UIevolution, despite its strong entry, it wasn’t able to take home the award, narrowly missing out to fellow competitor Inrix Inc, with the judges beliving its traffic aggregation software was a more useful service overall. The platform known as Inrix’s Traffic Scorecard offers a “comprehensive analysis of the state of traffic congestion across the world” at any time, letting users get a real insight into what’s going on and what would be the best route to take. Likewise developers are able to use this information in their GPS hardware in order to help people avoid big jams.
The list of ultimate winners and their respective rewards is as follows:
- Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award: Volvo Car Group
- Best Telematics Service Provider Award: Ericsson
- Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award: INRIX, Inc.
- Best Aftermarket Device or Solutions Award: Delphi Automotive
- Best Telematics Safety and Security Technology Award: Elektrobit Automotive, OnStar
- Best Telematics Service or Solutions for Commercial Vehicles Award: Daimler Truck North America, Telogis
- Best Navigation Solution or Product Award: Audi of America, Total Traffic & Weather Network
- Best Automotive Application Award: Xtime
- 2013/14 Industry Newcomer Award: NissanConnect
- Best Telematics Product or Service Launch in an Emerging Market (BRIC Region): Qoros Auto
- Best Insurance Telematics Product or Service Launch: Octo Telematics North America
- Telematics Leadership Award: Mary Chan, President, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors
Original Story: The finalists for the years’s most prestigious telematics awards, those dished out by Telematics Update, are now being selected and one of them is UIEvolution, a company that’s received mountains of praise for its UIE CloudConnect platform and has helped develop strong inter-connectivity between different displays and platforms. It’s set to go up against stiff competition in its category of “Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award,” but it’s confident in its ability to take home the gold.
The award UIEvolution (UIE) is up for is given to the company that collates the most data in a succint mannger, making it available for other in-car developers to use. While it’s mostly known as a connected screen solutions company, with its CloudConnect platform, UIE has created not only one that pulls together a lot of information and makes it readily available for Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs to make use of, but it also offers a comprehensive in car entertainment system. All of it is also linked up via high speed wireless interenet, so as long as you’re in a well connected area, if you have CloudConnect then your vehicle is one of the most telematically advanced in the world at the moment.
“We are honored to be a finalist for this prestigious industry award,” said Chris Ruff, CEO and President of UIEvolution. “UIEvolution has been consistently at the forefront of the in-vehicle infotainment technology. Our UIE CloudConnect platform establishes an emerging standard for automakers to manage content and provide vehicle owners safe and secure access to third party applications. We are proud to be recognized for this achievement.”
International heads of the business also wanted to get their name out there, so Koji Hosaka, Japan president of UIEvolution also said: “We are honored to be named as a finalist for the Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award. Our nomination by the distinguished panel of Telematics Update judges is a great honor and validates that UIEvolution is regarded as a leader in the telematics industry.”