Networkcar™, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, announced Jan. 8 that the company has received a Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Best of Innovations Award in the Mobile Electronics category for its automobile diagnostics and location monitoring system.
Networkcar’s technology will be displayed alongside other award-winning products in the Innovations 2004 Design & Engineering Showcase during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 8-11. CES is the world's largest annual trade show for consumer technology.
“Networkcar’s technology and service make it much easier for car owners to operate and maintain their cars,” said Dave Dutch, president, Networkcar. “We help customers in case of major events like vehicle theft or breakdown, but we also automate their car maintenance activities for them. Networkcar also proactively and immediately notifies customers if there is a problem, and provides a Web site where they can review their car’s service history, real-time location, recalls and other important operating information.”
Networkcar’s system collects and organizes detailed automotive information directly from a vehicle's engine computer and location-based information from a global positioning system (GPS). Maintenance and operation information is transmitted wirelessly to an information center where it is made available to car owners, automotive dealerships, service areas and fleets in the form of immediate e-mail alerts, summary e-mail reports or easy-to-read Web pages. Networkcar’s technology is compatible with virtually all cars and trucks manufactured since 1996.
Innovations 2004 is sponsored by CEA and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Since 1989, this prestigious awards program has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of journalists, designers and engineers. Product evaluations are based on innovative design and qualities, user value, aesthetics, and contributions to the quality of life. This year entries were submitted for over 700 products.
) is a provider of around-the-clock services for monitoring the performance, location and security of consumer and fleet vehicles.
The company features monitoring technology and satellite-location systems that enable it to provide a solution for car maintenance and operation. Networkcar includes real-time car performance updates, Smart Roadside Assistance, stolen vehicle recovery services and Car Guardian™, a feature that allows a car owner to find their car by accessing a secure Web page.
"With Networkcar, car owners and fleets increase safety and security, save time and reduce costs with advanced preventive maintenance and early problem detection," according to the company.
Networkcar supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as a Platinum Technology Partner in Safety and recently received a Top 100 award from Research and Development
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Serving the automotive retailing industry since 1927, Reynolds says it enables OEMs and retailers to work together to build the lifetime value of their customers. The company's product, service and training solutions include retail and enterprise management systems, Web and customer relationship management solutions, learning and consulting services, documents, data management and integration, networking and support and leasing services.
Reynolds serves more than 20,000 customers comprising nearly 90 percent of the automotive retailers and virtually all OEMs doing business in North America. The Reynolds International Division serves automotive retailers and OEMs through Incadea AG and its partner network as well as a worldwide consulting practice.