HUGHES Telematics Announces Chrysler Group as First Automotive Manufacturer Partner

Chrysler Group Selects HUGHES Telematics as Future Solutions Provider



Jan 05, 2007, 00:00 ET from HUGHES Telematics, Inc.

    ATLANTA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- HUGHES Telematics, Inc., an automotive
 telematics solutions company headquartered in Atlanta, today announced that
 the Chrysler Group will be the first automaker to integrate its leading
 telematics solution as the standard in future vehicles.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070105/CLF018LOGO )
     HUGHES Telematics recently revealed key elements of its technology and
 service solutions, which range from security, infotainment and remote
 diagnostics to unique multicasting capabilities. Together, they create a
 new standard in vehicle connectivity, one that enables Chrysler Group's
 vision for the connected future of the automobile.
     "We're pleased to support Chrysler Group's strong commitment to
 technology leadership and look forward to the day when fully connected
 vehicles are an industry-wide standard," said Jeff Leddy, chief executive
 officer, HUGHES Telematics. "By putting this technology stake in the
 ground, Chrysler Group has signaled that the time to start acting on the
 potential of vehicle telematics has come."
     HUGHES Telematics patented technology, unparalleled resources and
 innovative services portfolio create an ideal and highly customizable OEM
 partnership opportunity. Because the company's products are powered by
 proprietary hybrid terrestrial and satellite-based technology, OEM partners
 like Chrysler Group can take advantage of end-to-end telematics solutions
 that span multiple categories of dealer and customer-oriented communication
 services and features.
     The HUGHES Telematics technology creates the possibility of a vehicle
 gateway for offering a host of remotely upgradeable services and
 applications, many of them never before practical. From multicasting
 information directly to narrowly defined vehicle groups to someday even
 remotely upgrading vehicle systems, manufacturers and their dealer partners
 will have a powerful new arsenal of vehicle communications tools and
 channels at their disposal.
     "Our commitment to customers has always been to set trends with the
 power to significantly transform the driving and ownership experience,"
 said George Murphy, Senior Vice President -- Global Marketing and Product
 Planning, Chrysler Group. "Because we operate in a relentless environment
 of change, our vision for the vehicles of tomorrow needs to be
 far-reaching. In HUGHES Telematics, we have a partner whose vision of how
 technology can and should shape the role of future vehicles matches our
 own."
     About Hughes Telematics
     HUGHES Telematics (www.HUGHEStelematics.com) is a leader in developing
 the next generation of telematics solutions. The company designs, engineers
 and manages vehicle- and driver-centric solutions to increase vehicle
 value, ownership experience, convenience, efficiency and safety and
 security. Headquartered in Atlanta, HUGHES Telematics offers a portfolio of
 proprietary consumer, manufacturer, fleet and dealer services designed to
 set industry standards for intelligent vehicle interaction and information
 exchange.
 
 

SOURCE HUGHES Telematics, Inc.
    ATLANTA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- HUGHES Telematics, Inc., an automotive
 telematics solutions company headquartered in Atlanta, today announced that
 the Chrysler Group will be the first automaker to integrate its leading
 telematics solution as the standard in future vehicles.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070105/CLF018LOGO )
     HUGHES Telematics recently revealed key elements of its technology and
 service solutions, which range from security, infotainment and remote
 diagnostics to unique multicasting capabilities. Together, they create a
 new standard in vehicle connectivity, one that enables Chrysler Group's
 vision for the connected future of the automobile.
     "We're pleased to support Chrysler Group's strong commitment to
 technology leadership and look forward to the day when fully connected
 vehicles are an industry-wide standard," said Jeff Leddy, chief executive
 officer, HUGHES Telematics. "By putting this technology stake in the
 ground, Chrysler Group has signaled that the time to start acting on the
 potential of vehicle telematics has come."
     HUGHES Telematics patented technology, unparalleled resources and
 innovative services portfolio create an ideal and highly customizable OEM
 partnership opportunity. Because the company's products are powered by
 proprietary hybrid terrestrial and satellite-based technology, OEM partners
 like Chrysler Group can take advantage of end-to-end telematics solutions
 that span multiple categories of dealer and customer-oriented communication
 services and features.
     The HUGHES Telematics technology creates the possibility of a vehicle
 gateway for offering a host of remotely upgradeable services and
 applications, many of them never before practical. From multicasting
 information directly to narrowly defined vehicle groups to someday even
 remotely upgrading vehicle systems, manufacturers and their dealer partners
 will have a powerful new arsenal of vehicle communications tools and
 channels at their disposal.
     "Our commitment to customers has always been to set trends with the
 power to significantly transform the driving and ownership experience,"
 said George Murphy, Senior Vice President -- Global Marketing and Product
 Planning, Chrysler Group. "Because we operate in a relentless environment
 of change, our vision for the vehicles of tomorrow needs to be
 far-reaching. In HUGHES Telematics, we have a partner whose vision of how
 technology can and should shape the role of future vehicles matches our
 own."
     About Hughes Telematics
     HUGHES Telematics (www.HUGHEStelematics.com) is a leader in developing
 the next generation of telematics solutions. The company designs, engineers
 and manages vehicle- and driver-centric solutions to increase vehicle
 value, ownership experience, convenience, efficiency and safety and
 security. Headquartered in Atlanta, HUGHES Telematics offers a portfolio of
 proprietary consumer, manufacturer, fleet and dealer services designed to
 set industry standards for intelligent vehicle interaction and information
 exchange.
 
 SOURCE HUGHES Telematics, Inc.