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OnStar Wins Four Honors at Telematics Update Awards

May 2007
 Filed under: TELEMATICS Car News | TELEMATICS Headlines
DETROIT (May 23, 2007) – OnStar by GM, the industry’s leading telematics provider, now with nearly 5 million subscribers, captured four of this year’s Telematics Update Awards, making it the only multi-award winner at the 2007 event.

Running alongside the biggest and most influential telematics-focused conference and exhibition of the year – Telematics Update Detroit 2007 – the Telematics Update Awards is the only event of its type to recognize the industry’s best and brightest for their outstanding performance and achievements.
OnStar’s initiatives were recognized with the below honors:

* Best Embedded Telematics Service Award – OnStar was selected for its essential features like Advanced Automatic Crash Notification, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, as well as its user-friendly three-button interface.
* Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product – OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service, which is the world’s simplest and smartest navigation system. OnStar was honored for bringing affordable voice-activated, user-friendly GPS-based routing to the mass market.
* Best Use of Telematics Technology for Safety – OnStar was selected for its outstanding ability to use telematics solutions like Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) to enhance the driver’s safety and security in the event of an emergency.
* People's Choice of the Best Telematics Company – OnStar was recognized with the first ever People’s Choice Award, which was chosen by visitors to the Telematics Update Web site.

“With more than a decade of experience, OnStar continues to provide relevant services to our subscribers – services that every vehicle should be able to provide,” said OnStar President Chet Huber. “We appreciate Telematics Update’s recognition of the value we bring to our customers, and look forward to having our services standard on nearly all GM vehicles by the end of this year.”

Over the Telematics Update Awards’ five-year history, OnStar’s industry leadership has been showcased with both individual and company-wide awards. Past honors include:

* Best Telematics Navigation Product – 2006
* Best use of Telematics for Automotive Safety and Security – 2005, 2006
* Best Embedded/Terminal Product – 2005
* Best Reseller/Retailer – 2005
* Leadership Award - 2003, 2004 – including the 2004 Leadership Award for OnStar President, Chet Huber
* Telematics in Action Award - 2003, 2004
* Heroes Award Nominees - Telematics Service Provider Employee – 2003

"OnStar always has a strong presence at the Telematics Update Awards which is a reflection of OnStar's leadership position in the telematics field," said Phil Magney, president, principal analyst, Telematics Research Group, Inc. and a Telematics Update Awards judge. "Each year OnStar makes enhancements to their service portfolio that provides more benefit to subscribers in terms of safety, security, and convenience. OnStar is a pioneer in the field of in-vehicle telematics and their recent enhancements demonstrate their commitment to the category."

Along with the Telematics Research Group, Inc., the Telematics Update Awards are judged by the industry’s top thought leaders including executives from Gartner, Transportation Communications Newsletter, Cogenia Partners LLC, SBD, LBS Consulting LLC, and This year’s Telematics Update Awards were presented on May 22, 2007.

About OnStar by GM

OnStar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services. OnStar is available on more than 50 MY 2007 GM models and includes one year of service. One year of OnStar will become standard on nearly all GM retail vehicles in the United States and Canada by the end of 2007. OnStar provides services to nearly 5 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.

More information about OnStar can be found at

Source: OnStar

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