Volvo Repeats as Telematics Carmaker of the Year
For the second straight year, the annual TU-Automotive Detroit conference in Novi, Mich., named Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Ltd.'s Volvo Cars unit carmaker of the year for telematics applications.
Judges praised Volvo for its long-term commitment to telematics, Vision Zero safety initiative and implementation of its Sensus Connect infotainment system. The carmaker also received kudos for working with start-up companies to develop next-generation technologies.
In a keynote address at the conference, Volvo CIO Klas Bendrik said opportunities are "accelerating exponentially" for connected car applications. He listed four key areas sensors, broadband, mobile devices and the cloud as prime business segments of the future.
Other award winners at this year's TU-Automotive conference include:
- Commercial vehicle maker: Mack Trucks
- Telematics service provider: Airbiquity
- Connected car system integrator: Luxoft
- Commercial telematics service provider: Telogis
- Commercial vehicle system integrator: TomTom
- Insurance telematics product: Zubie and Progressive Insurance
- Telematics product or launch in an emerging market: Tata Motors, India
- Safety or ADAS: Elektrobit
- New mobility: Moovel
- Newcomer: Dealer-FX
- Influencer of the year: Matt Jones, senior technical specialist - Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover
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According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.