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RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

Press Release   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:05 BST

Nebula Systems' Alan Kromholc (CTO) and Roman Di Lullo (CEO), who have won the prestigious TU Automotive Award

A UK firm has picked up this year’s prestigious TU-Automotive award for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service - after being nominated for best newcomer just two-years-ago.

Nebula Systems, part of the RAC group of companies, won the accolade for their cloud diagnostic platform MECH5. The Buckingham-based company acquired by the RAC in 2016, is a specialist in developing cloud-based diagnostic tools for the motor repair industry.

The award-winning MECH5 product has proved to be highly disruptive in the market due to its cloud-based model and diagnostic capability, giving the local garage mechanic the kind of tools usually only available at large dealer centres.

The diagnostic capability at the heart of the MECH5 product is now in the advanced stages of integration into RAC telematics units.

Nebula Systems saw off strong competition from within the sector to pick up the award, which was announced at a ceremony in Novi, Detroit USA on June 6th.

The TU-Automotive awards represent the highlight of the year for the connected car industry with each award category being judged by an array of influential industry experts.

Nebula Systems CEO Roman Di Lullo, in his acceptance speech, said “We’re absolutely thrilled for MECH5 to be recognised by the industry in this way especially since it was only two years ago that we were nominated for newcomer of the year.

“We have some very exciting new services in the pipeline that have MECH5 at their core so we’re very much looking forward to launching them in the near future.”

RAC Connected Solutions MD Nick Walker adds: “We are absolutely delighted for the Nebula founders that they have won this award. It reinforces the decision at RAC to invest in Nebula. But more importantly, it gives our Connected solution a further lead.”

To keep up to date with all the latest from Nebula Systems please visit: www.nebulasystems.com

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About Nebula SystemsNebula Systems specialises in the development of advanced cloud technologies for the automotive and future mobility industries. They make vehicle data more accessible through their innovative cloud platform and related services.

Nebula Systems Ltd was acquired by RAC in February 2016. RAC Telematics managing director Nick Walker anticipated this would “lead to the RAC moving from a reactive to a proactive and ultimately predictive breakdown service”.

Their MECH5 diagnostic platform is the engine that drives many services including their new NC1701 controller (www.nc1701.io). The NC1701 has been developed to enable 3rd party telematic providers to access to vast amounts of vehicle data when embedded into their device hardware.

For more information please visit www.nebulasystems.com and www.mech5.com