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HUGHES Telematics Scores Two Award Nominations from Telematics Update
May 15, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


ATLANTA, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HUGHES Telematics, a pioneer in end-to-end telematics solutions, has been selected as a finalist for two Telematics Awards from Telematics Update in the categories of Telematics Leadership and Best Embedded Telematics Service. Winners will be announced at the 2008 Telematics Awards on May 20, 2008 in Novi, Michigan.

HUGHES Telematics' individual nominee in the Telematics Leadership category is Erik Goldman, the company's president. An electrical engineer with a background in telecommunications, specifically cellular, satellite and military communications systems, Goldman has a solid track record of identifying uses for cutting-edge technologies far beyond their intended purposes. As president of HUGHES Telematics, Goldman's knowledge and vision in the industry prompted the design of the company's unprecedented roadmap of services, which has led to partnerships with Mercedes-Benz USA and Chrysler LLC.

Industry insiders recognize that it is because of his visionary leadership that the telematics world is succeeding as it is today. Goldman is nominated for this award alongside representatives from companies such as Ford, Nissan and TeleAtlas.

HUGHES Telematics is also a finalist for Best Embedded Telematics Service. As the only independent end-to-end telematics service provider, HUGHES Telematics offers a unique breadth and depth of services complemented by a comprehensive services roadmap. Key industry players look to HUGHES Telematics to determine the next advances in telematics. The company differentiates itself by managing all components of a telematics solution, hardware and service. HUGHES Telematics shares the short list with BMW Group, Clear Channel and GraceNote, among others.

"We are very honored to have nominations in two categories at this year's Telematics Update awards," said Jeff Leddy, CEO of HUGHES Telematics. "Telematics Update's awards are the most influential in the industry, and we hope that our nomination serves as a reflection of HUGHES Telematics' advances and continual leadership in the worldwide telematics marketplace."

At last year's Telematics Update awards, HUGHES Telematics was selected as the industry's leading newcomer, an award presented each year to the one company that creates the most market impact with a new business model or innovation.

The Telematics Update awards, which recognize the hard work, talent and potential of companies and individuals who have made significant advances in the telematics industry, are presented by Telematics Update at their annual conference. Winners are selected by a panel of judges that includes top industry experts and analysts.

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.

CONTACT: Scott Merritt, for HUGHES Telematics, +1-770-649-0880, Ext 302 smerritt@brandwaregroup.comOffice, +1-770-778-4786 Mobile,

Web site: http://www.HUGHEStelematics.com/