Relationship Enables InfoMove to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Wireless Vehicle Monitoring Services by Linking to ALLDATA’s Information Database

InfoMove, the first company to deliver real-time, personalized and location-based Internet applications to enhance the driving experience, and ALLDATA, the leading provider of automotive diagnostic and repair information, today announced an exclusive partnership to incorporate ALLDATA’s information with InfoMove’s wireless-based services, delivering real-time, location-specific content in the car.

This relationship gives InfoMove access to comprehensive maintenance and diagnostic information for vehicle monitoring, providing drivers vital operating statistics, real-time alerts of maintenance schedules, access to technical service bulletins and suggested repair options while on the road.

In addition, InfoMove has exclusive rights to deliver to subscribers relevant, location-specific retail information, wirelessly based on ALLDATA’s network of over 30,000 repair shops around the country.

“With today’s busy schedules, receiving the right diagnostic or maintenance information at the right time can be invaluable to car owners and their preferred service provider,” said Peter Holland, president and CEO of InfoMove. “This agreement with ALLDATA allows us to deliver that critical information in real time as the driver is en route.”

InfoMove’s wireless-based service delivers personalized real-time, location-specific Internet content into the car through palm-sized and handheld PC devices, as well as Internet-enabled cell phones. By integrating GPS data from a vehicle or mobile devices in the vehicle, InfoMove pinpoints a driver’s specific location, speed and direction as well as their current route to their final destination.

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Using InfoMove’s service, enabled with content from ALLDATA, a driver en route will be alerted immediately of performance problems such as dropping oil pressure or a service engine alert. Once a notice is received, based on each car’s location and registered profile, InfoMove’s server recognizes the driver’s proximity to their preferred ALLDATA repair facility and will navigate the driver to their shop. In an emergency, or disabled vehicle situation, InfoMove can recommend the driver to the closest Certified ALLDATA Information Shop (CAIS).

“One of the toughest things for a repair shop to do is diagnose an intermittent problem that is not captured by the engine control module for later review,” noted Brett Easley, president of ALLDATA. “This agreement with InfoMove means vehicle owners and their preferred service providers will have more current information at their fingertips.”

“What InfoMove is providing,” continues Easley, “fits perfectly into ALLDATA’s belief that the Internet can provide a new level of service for our professional shop customers and their vehicle owners.”

The real-time information from InfoMove is captured by the vehicle owner and then communicated to their preferred repair provider, speeding diagnosis and expediting a complete, high-quality repair.

For the first time, the owner has direct interaction with performance and maintenance alerts and diagnostic information available from their vehicle. This partnership not only facilitates that owner-to-vehicle interactivity, but also improves the relationship between the vehicle owner and their preferred repair provider.

InfoMove will offer its service to Internet portals, hardware manufacturers, automotive companies and other organizations as private-label and co-branded solutions. A pilot project is scheduled in early 2000, and consumers will be able to sign up for the service in Q3 2000.


ALLDATA is a leading provider of automotive aftermarket repair business solutions to the Professional Automotive Service Industry. ALLDATA’s flagship product, the ALLDATA® database, includes diagnostic and repair information, factory technical service bulletins and recalls, maintenance schedules and illustrations including Original Equipment wiring diagrams that improve the quality of service a vehicle owner can expect from their preferred repair provider.

About InfoMove

InfoMove is the first company to deliver real-time, personalized and location-based Internet applications to enhance the driving experience. InfoMove applications include real-time and predictive traffic, audible turn-by-turn directions, wireless vehicle diagnostics, maintenance alerts, emergency services, location-based advertising and text-to-speech enabled e-mail capabilities. InfoMove private labels its content and services to Internet portals, automotive suppliers and manufacturers, mobile computing device manufacturers, and vertical Internet destination sites.

InfoMove was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Seattle. It has strategic relationships with content providers, technology developers and device manufactures, such as Bsquare, Etak, University of Washington, Casio and InfoSpace. The company is working with leading automotive and device manufacturers to deliver this unique solution to customers in Q3 2000.

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