Nissan North America, Inc. Selects Guidepoint to Supply Vehicle Tracking and Recovery System

Oct 13, 2010, 13:17 ET from GuidePoint Systems

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GuidePoint Systems today announced it has been selected to supply its GPS-based vehicle tracking and recovery solution to Nissan® dealerships nationwide.  

The Madison Heights, Mich.-based telematics supplier said it will supply the all-new Nissan VTRS (vehicle tracking and recovery system) as a dealer-installed option for buyers of Nissan vehicles.   The new system integrates advanced GPS and wireless technology with Guidepoint's proprietary software, Web and call-center solutions to deliver a range of location-based services including stolen vehicle recovery, roadside help, fleet management and asset protection.  The new Nissan VTRS units utilize wireless connectivity by T-Mobile USA to ensure maximum nationwide coverage for vehicle tracking and recovery services.  

Each Nissan VTRS comes with a basic plan powered by Guidepoint's award-winning stolen vehicle recovery service at no extra cost.   Additional safety and convenience services – including emergency dispatch, driving directions, excessive speed alerts and personal concierge services – will be available to Nissan vehicle owners through Guidepoint's 24/7/365 response centers in North America and Central America.  

"Location-based services using the pinpoint accuracy of GPS are gaining in popularity, and we're excited to be working with Nissan to offer this very unique safety, security and convenience accessory," said Rand Mueller, founder and chief executive officer of Guidepoint.  "We've developed a comprehensive system that's easy to sell, easy to install and easy to use.  We're confident that Nissan dealerships will recognize the significant value they can provide their customers with this accessory product."

Guidepoint has been supplying GPS-based telematics devices to North American auto dealerships since 2002.   The company's stolen vehicle tracking solution has earned a variety of honors, including a rating as the #1 stolen vehicle-tracking solution by international research firm Frost & Sullivan.   Earlier this year, Guidepoint was also awarded the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement for establishing itself as the preferred vehicle tracking solutions supplier to both the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket in North America.

About Nissan in North America:  In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing.  Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.

About GuidePoint Systems: Sold through more than 2,500 new and pre-owned dealerships nationwide, Guidepoint integrates GPS, advanced wireless technology, the Web and 24/7/365 response centers to deliver a variety of services to vehicle owners and fleet managers. Rated the #1 stolen-vehicle tracking solution in 2007 by international research firm Frost & Sullivan, Guidepoint also offers a variety of driver safety, convenience, fleet management and vehicle tracking services. Visit www.guidepointsystems.com or call 1-877-GPS-FIND for more information.

SOURCE GuidePoint Systems



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