BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweddle Group Technologies (TGT), the Seattle-based connected services division of Tweddle Group, announces that its Tweddle Connect™ telematics solution has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Automotive News PACE Awards. Tweddle Connect is among 33 other automotive suppliers selected for innovative products, manufacturing processes and information technology.
The Tweddle Connect telematics solution, launched in August 2011, is a connected services platform that enables infotainment and vehicle services using the driver's mobile phone or an embedded cellular modem. The technology's modular approach supports all known connection strategies. The cloud- and client-based solution brings drivers a full connected services experience including searching local points of interest, listening to streaming radio, making restaurant reservations and more from their vehicle. These technologies enhance the driving experience while contributing to passenger safety and reducing total cost of ownership for automotive OEMs and service providers.
"We are thrilled to have Tweddle Connect selected as a finalist in this year's PACE Awards," said Andy Tweddle, CEO of Tweddle Group. "The opportunity to be included among automotive industry leaders who are paving the way for the latest and greatest auto innovators is a true honor."
"The nomination is a testament to the highly innovative work our engineers and product development teams have done to date, and a call to push forward on future innovations that will continue to equip our OEM customers for success," said Paul Sciame, General Manager of Tweddle Group Technologies.
Now in its 19th year, the PACE awards program is presented by Ernst & Young, Transportation Research Center Inc. and Automotive News, and honors automotive industry suppliers who embraced innovation within the past year. Tweddle Connect will be evaluated in the Information Technology category by industry, academic and business leaders to determine which finalist provides the most concrete evidence of true innovation with compelling benefits and significant competitive advantages.
About Tweddle Group
For more than 58 years, Tweddle Group has remained a leading provider of information solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. With offices in Detroit, Seattle, Brussels, Koln, Torino and Shanghai, OEMs count on Tweddle to deliver innovative solutions to support a brand-specific consumer relationship with their vehicle, the dealer, and the automotive manufacturer.
Tweddle Group Technologies (TGT), the Seattle-based technology division of Tweddle Group, delivers connected service solutions to automakers that transform the relationship between driver and vehicle. With its deep industry experience and leading platform capabilities, TGT adapts services to work reliably, securely, and intuitively in the vehicle, enabling automakers to provide compelling, distraction-free infotainment and vehicle service experiences.
Samantha Steinwinder | Concept PR for Tweddle Group
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