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Airbiquity Selected As A Gold 2014 Edison Awards Winner


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SEATTLE--May 1, 2014: Airbiquity Inc., the global leader in connected car services, has been selected as a gold 2014 Edison Awards™ winner in the "Innovative Services – Security & Safety" category for its Choreo™ cloud based connected car services platform.

The Edison Awards are celebrating their 27th year of honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. Being recognized as an Edison Awards winner is one of the highest honors a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements helped changed the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education based on their rolls in the industry.

"Airbiquity is thrilled to be a winner of this distinguished award and recognized for our technology innovation in the connected car services market," said Scott Frank, Airbiquity Vice President of Marketing. "For more than 15 years, Airbiquity has been at the forefront of the Connected Car market and our entire team is truly gratified to receive this notable industry honor. Airbiquity's Choreo connected car services platform provides cutting-edge driver experiences while also ensuring driver safety and security and we remain committed to bringing future in-car innovations to market."

Airbiquity's Choreo connected car services platform enables automotive OEMs to globally deploy, manage, and dynamically update differentiated connected car programs for their customers from the cloud. Choreo is available in 50+ countries and 30+ languages, and millions of vehicles connect to it every day generating hundreds of millions of monthly transactions. Airbiquity believes it's imperative to ensure the increasing availability of technology, infotainment, and services in the car does not interfere with driver safety. Therefore Airbiquity built technology and policy management controls inside the Choreo platform to ensure speech recognition and text-to-voice capabilities are engaged and select application features disabled when a vehicle is in motion. This allows drivers to enjoy personal applications, cloud content, and services inside their connected cars without taking their eyes off the road. Choreo also enables other driver safety and convenience features like remote vehicle tracking and monitoring, geo-fencing, and automatic crash notifications.

"It's exciting to see companies like Airbiquity continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' Executive Director. "Edison Awards recognizes Airbiquity's Choreo connected car platform as an innovative game changer, and the team that created and brought it to market."