Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. Joins the ng Connect Program

Jun 09, 2010, 06:59 ET from Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

Industry Leaders Come Together to Build the Connected Car of the Future

WATERLOO, ON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), the leader in developing and delivering advanced, end-to-end vehicle solutions, is pleased to announce it has joined the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative driving the development of next generation broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other high bandwidth technologies. IMS will lend its expertise in the areas of in-vehicle mobile media, telematics, on-demand content and driver safety to the multi-industry organization, dedicated to creating network-ready applications, services, content and devices for emerging Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

Over the past year, the ng Connect Program has grown to include over 37 industry leading companies, more than doubling initial membership in its first year. IMS will bring its suite of industry-leading connected car technologies to the consortium's LTE Connected Car solution concept, including its hands-free, voice-based email and content platform for in-vehicle use - iLane(TM), DriveSync(TM), the leading turn-key telematics platform for usage-based insurance offerings, fleet monitoring, vehicle tracking, and government programs and Prompt(TM), a voice activated dispatch solution for the For-Hire-Vehicle industry.

The ng Connect Program's LTE Connected Car is an entirely new mobile platform concept for vehicles within which consumers will be able to access network and cloud-based applications, putting on-demand entertainment, infotainment, diagnostics, navigation and much more at their fingertips. This new mobile platform brings together leading component suppliers and content providers in order to develop the most innovative services to enrich the in-vehicle experience.

"As a global leader of connected in-car technologies and products, we are uniquely positioned to provide leadership, guidance and solutions for the ng Connect LTE Connected Car," says Tony Cassetta, Chief Operating Officer, IMS. "We see many exciting developments coming out of this program and know it will only continue to help us deliver industry-leading solutions that enhance driver safety, efficiency and convenience."

"The ng Connect Program's LTE Connected Car is generating tremendous interest and excitement in the industry. We're very pleased to welcome IMS to the program to continue to enhance this solution concept," stated Derek Kuhn, Vice President of Emerging Technology & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, a founding member of the ng Connect Program. "IMS brings deep knowledge of automotive safety, telematics and mobile media which will expand the capabilities already incorporated into the program's Connected Car."

About IMS

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) specializes in the research, development and production of innovative and progressive solutions in the areas of automotive safety, telematics and mobile media. Our proprietary technologies are making vehicles "safer, smarter and greener" and we are dedicated to making the "connected car" a reality. IMS' solutions include: iLane, the ultimate in-vehicle platform that provides drivers with hands-free access to on-demand content and time-sensitive information; Prompt(TM), a voice-activated dispatch solution that enables taxi and limousine drivers to conduct their job entirely hands-free via simple voice commands such as sign-in, receive job information, accept/decline jobs and provide ETA info; and DriveSync(TM), the ultimate turn-key telematics platform which enables a variety of solutions including usage-based insurance offerings, fleet monitoring, vehicle tracking, and government programs. IMS is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more information about IMS, please visit

About ng Connect Program

The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, CoolSign, Creative Technology Ltd., Desktone, EON Reality, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., IMS Inc., K12, Inc., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, LiveCast, MediaTile, Nuance Communications, Mobideo, Movial, NCR Corporation, Optical Crime Prevention, Inc., QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate, Vidyo and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit:

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