Motorola and BMW Showcase Integrated Telematics Communications System At the 2001 New York Auto Show

So Smartly Integrated, You Have To Drive It To Truly Appreciate It



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) and BMW have
 teamed up to showcase an integrated telematics communications system at the
 2001 New York Auto Show. Working together, Motorola and BMW designed a
 communications system that effortlessly connects BMW vehicles to the world
 while keeping drivers' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
     "Our drivers have high expectations for their vehicle performance,
 technology, and communication capabilities. BMW's integrated telematics
 communications system demonstrates our commitment to provide customers with
 the best hands-free communications technology," said Detlef Kleine, aftersales
 merchandising manager for BMW of North America, LLC.
     "Motorola has a rich heritage of serving the automotive industry with
 integrated technology that began with our invention of the first practical car
 radio in 1929," said Tim McCarthy, director of marketing for Motorola's
 Telematics Communications Group.  "In the 1960's, some thought portable
 transistor radios fully satisfied the automotive consumer's needs. Today,
 nearly every new car has an integrated audio entertainment system due to its
 ease of use and enhanced performance. Likewise, the integrated telematics
 communications technology that Motorola and BMW are showcasing today will one
 day be standard equipment on all cars."
     Toward this end, Motorola and BMW are committed to meeting customer demand
 for cutting edge telematics technology in their vehicles.  The BMW digital CPT
 8000 phone system typifies this commitment by delivering the quality and
 performance BMW drivers expect.  It features the Motorola Timeport(TM) digital
 telematics phone which operates on most digital cellular networks nationwide,
 and can be used both in and out of the car.  The portable phone snaps into a
 console cradle in the armrest, custom built for aesthetics and convenience.
 Specially designed software in the phone interfaces with in-vehicle
 electronics to provide effortless communications from dial-up to hang-up.  For
 example, drivers can begin and end calls with a touch of the call control
 button on the multi-function steering wheel without taking their eyes off the
 road or hands off the wheel.  Voice activation is also available as an
 accessory.  In addition, advanced digital signal processors detect and
 eliminate background noise and echo for enhanced call clarity.  The system
 even provides caller ID information on a convenient display in the instrument
 panel.
     All BMW vehicles, except the Z3 model, are factory pre-wired for the
 integrated telematics communications system. As of January 15th, 2001, the
 integrated telematics communications systems are a standard feature on BMW's
 7 Series vehicles, and available as a dealer installed accessory on all other
 Model Year 2001 vehicles.
     Motorola has shipped 1.5 million telematics systems since January 1999.
 
     BMW Group in America
     BMW of North America, LLC was established in 1975.  Since then, the
 company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
 organizations in the United States for the BMW and MINI brands; a South
 Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm
 in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other
 operations throughout the country.  The BMW Group is represented in the U.S.
 through a network of more than 340 car, 315 Sports Activity Vehicle and 160
 motorcycle retailers.  BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for
 North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
     Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the
 World Wide Web on the BMW homepage at http://www.bmwusa.com and
 www.miniusa.com.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola Telematics Communications Group (TCG) is a business unit of the
 Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS).  TCG was formed in 1998
 and focuses on emerging automotive communications markets for advanced
 wireless applications. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic
 products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their
 products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains -- the DigitalDNA(TM) --
 that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) -- a leading provider of wireless
 communications, networking infrastructure, and embedded electronic solutions
 and services around the world -- is focused on making things smarter and life
 better for people and the environments where they live, work and play.
     Motorola had sales of $37.6 billion in 2000.  More information about
 Motorola and its products, solutions and services can be found on the World
 Wide Web at http://www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) and BMW have
 teamed up to showcase an integrated telematics communications system at the
 2001 New York Auto Show. Working together, Motorola and BMW designed a
 communications system that effortlessly connects BMW vehicles to the world
 while keeping drivers' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
     "Our drivers have high expectations for their vehicle performance,
 technology, and communication capabilities. BMW's integrated telematics
 communications system demonstrates our commitment to provide customers with
 the best hands-free communications technology," said Detlef Kleine, aftersales
 merchandising manager for BMW of North America, LLC.
     "Motorola has a rich heritage of serving the automotive industry with
 integrated technology that began with our invention of the first practical car
 radio in 1929," said Tim McCarthy, director of marketing for Motorola's
 Telematics Communications Group.  "In the 1960's, some thought portable
 transistor radios fully satisfied the automotive consumer's needs. Today,
 nearly every new car has an integrated audio entertainment system due to its
 ease of use and enhanced performance. Likewise, the integrated telematics
 communications technology that Motorola and BMW are showcasing today will one
 day be standard equipment on all cars."
     Toward this end, Motorola and BMW are committed to meeting customer demand
 for cutting edge telematics technology in their vehicles.  The BMW digital CPT
 8000 phone system typifies this commitment by delivering the quality and
 performance BMW drivers expect.  It features the Motorola Timeport(TM) digital
 telematics phone which operates on most digital cellular networks nationwide,
 and can be used both in and out of the car.  The portable phone snaps into a
 console cradle in the armrest, custom built for aesthetics and convenience.
 Specially designed software in the phone interfaces with in-vehicle
 electronics to provide effortless communications from dial-up to hang-up.  For
 example, drivers can begin and end calls with a touch of the call control
 button on the multi-function steering wheel without taking their eyes off the
 road or hands off the wheel.  Voice activation is also available as an
 accessory.  In addition, advanced digital signal processors detect and
 eliminate background noise and echo for enhanced call clarity.  The system
 even provides caller ID information on a convenient display in the instrument
 panel.
     All BMW vehicles, except the Z3 model, are factory pre-wired for the
 integrated telematics communications system. As of January 15th, 2001, the
 integrated telematics communications systems are a standard feature on BMW's
 7 Series vehicles, and available as a dealer installed accessory on all other
 Model Year 2001 vehicles.
     Motorola has shipped 1.5 million telematics systems since January 1999.
 
     BMW Group in America
     BMW of North America, LLC was established in 1975.  Since then, the
 company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
 organizations in the United States for the BMW and MINI brands; a South
 Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm
 in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other
 operations throughout the country.  The BMW Group is represented in the U.S.
 through a network of more than 340 car, 315 Sports Activity Vehicle and 160
 motorcycle retailers.  BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for
 North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
     Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the
 World Wide Web on the BMW homepage at http://www.bmwusa.com and
 www.miniusa.com.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola Telematics Communications Group (TCG) is a business unit of the
 Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS).  TCG was formed in 1998
 and focuses on emerging automotive communications markets for advanced
 wireless applications. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic
 products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their
 products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains -- the DigitalDNA(TM) --
 that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) -- a leading provider of wireless
 communications, networking infrastructure, and embedded electronic solutions
 and services around the world -- is focused on making things smarter and life
 better for people and the environments where they live, work and play.
     Motorola had sales of $37.6 billion in 2000.  More information about
 Motorola and its products, solutions and services can be found on the World
 Wide Web at http://www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Motorola, Inc.

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