Motorola's G24 Wireless Module Will Serve as Engine for Ongoing Communication Between Volkswagen Vehicles and Crown Telecom 24-Hours Support Centers
ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 -- CTIA Wireless 2007 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced it will provide Crown Telecom the wireless core of an innovative telematics solution that will be integrated in all passenger vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen in Brazil for the Brazilian market. The solution will allow communications between vehicles, drivers and support centers, advancing the overall driver experience.
Motorola's G24 GSM and GPRS wireless module is a cellular engine that
enables communication between machines. Motorola's module will allow
Volkswagen drivers direct, immediate access to Crown Telecom's 24 Hours
support. Volkswagen's drivers will be able to call and receive assistance,
based critical information transferred by the vehicle in real-time.
The Telematics box embedded in each Volkswagen vehicle and by Crown
Telecom 24 Hours service deliver a number of key benefits to users including:
recovery of stolen vehicles; online monitoring of the vehicle; notifications
on traffic jams, alternatives ways to reach driver destinations; alerts of
potential hazards en-route; assistance in the event of accidents, and even the
capability to order movie tickets on the way to the theater.
"The state-of-the-art technology and proven quality of the Crown solution,
which is enabled by Motorola's G24 wireless module, offer Volkswagen customers
an innovative, reliable support service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
enabling them a better driving experience", said Marcelo Olival, Marketing and
Advertising manager for Volkswagen Brazil.
"This is an extremely important project for Crown Telecom," said Jose
Antonio S. Pereira Jr., president and chief executive officer of Crown
Telecom. "We are especially satisfied with Motorola's ongoing integration
support which allowed us to present a customized telematics solution to
important customer as Volkswagen."
"Motorola has acquired a strong presence in the automotive market as a
provider of wireless modules to the world's largest manufacturers," said Aviad
Gefen, director of Motorola's wireless modules business unit. "We are happy
to be selected by Crown Telecom. We are proud that the G24 will provide
Volkswagen's Brazilian customers with a new level of connectivity. Motorola
will continue leading the machine to machine telematics segment in 2007, due
to the superior quality and standards we set for wireless modules."
Motorola is showcasing the G24 Wireless Module at the Motorola booth, Hall
B2, and at its booth in the M2M Pavilion, at CTIA Wireless 2007 in Orlando.
Please visit Motorola Wireless Modules at: http://www.motorola.com/m2m
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About Crown Telecom
Crown Telecom is the leading independent provider of Telematics solutions
for the automotive industry serving markets in Brazil and other countries in
South America. Crown's Telematics services are designed to enhance the safety,
security and driving experience for consumers while providing marketing and
operational benefits to automobile manufacturers (OEMs) and their dealers.
Crown Telecom pioneered one of the first Telematics service offerings in
Brazil in 2003 and continues to be an innovator in the industry through the
development and successful implementation of new Telematics services and
applications. For more information, please visit: crowntelecom.com.br
About Volkswagen Brazil
Volkswagen Brazil is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. With over 50 years
history in Brazil and over 15 million vehicles sold to date, VW Brazil is the
most popular car manufacturer in Brazil. Volkswagen Brazil constitutes 9.5%
of the Volkswagen Group and has been a pioneer in developing alternative fuel
vehicles in addition to gasoline-powered cars and trucks. For more
information, please visit: www.volkswagen.com.br
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