|By Business Wire||
|July 2, 2014 09:01 AM EDT||
Known for its advanced connected car capabilities, Xtime took home the honor for Best Automotive Application at the 2014 Annual Telematics Update Awards. Among a selected group of winners from more than 500 nominations globally, Xtime was recognized for ServiceTelematics, a component of its industry-leading Scheduling 7 solution that is in use at over 6,000 dealerships in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Telematics Update judges “admired Xtime’s very clear philosophy,” saying that it has “the potential to become a key enabler for the industry.”
Xtime’s ServiceTelematics seamlessly connects a vehicle with the automaker’s dealer network. When alerted about needed maintenance or repair, the driver can use the in-dash telematics system, mobile application or vehicle diagnosis email notifications to quickly schedule service directly with their preferred dealer. Xtime’s ServiceTelematics then transmits service details to the selected dealership and confirms the order, and the information is used by the preferred dealer’s Service Advisor to check in the customer upon arrival—the result is an integrated and quality experience that values the driver’s convenience.
“Xtime takes great pride in being at the forefront of the connected car movement and creating platforms that represent the ultimate customer experience,” said Neal East, Xtime CEO. “We are elated that the telematics community recognizes our innovations and that an increasing number of major automakers are looking to Xtime to power their in-car service scheduling.”
In addition to Hyundai’s Blue Link and Volvo’s Sensus Connect, Xtime is integrated into telematics platforms for BMW, Honda and Infiniti, and plans to announce additional manufacturers over the next year.
Xtime is the leading retention solution for the retail automotive industry. The Xtime Retention System delivers a premium customer experience for vehicle owners and increases retention for OEMs and their dealerships. It features Marketing 7 to increase service demand, Scheduling 7 to capture and book that demand and Check-In 7 to increase the value of that demand.
Xtime is the exclusive or preferred provider for more than a dozen major global automotive manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Australia, as well as leading dealership groups, and serves more than 6,000 dealerships. Xtime is based in Silicon Valley and has offices in Australia, Canada, Germany and United Kingdom. For more information, please visit http://www.xtime.com. Connect with Xtime on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Xtime and the Xtime logo are registered trademarks, and the Xtime Retention System, Marketing 7, Scheduling 7, Check-In 7 and ServiceTelematics are trademarks of Xtime, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.