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Reynolds and Reynolds' Networkcar Contributes to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

November 11, 2003

Networkcar(tm), a Reynolds and Reynolds company, announced Nov. 11 that it is supporting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as a Platinum Technology Partner in Safety.

MADD's Technology Partners in Safety is a new program for companies that distribute law enforcement and other highway safety related technology products that directly relate to MADD's mission. Networkcar provides a service through automotive retailers that features online tools for car owners to monitor the performance, location, and security of their car and its occupants.

"When it was brought to our attention that drinking and driving killed 17,000 people last year and injured half a million more, we felt we had a corporate responsibility to help support MADD," said Networkcar President Dave Dutch.

Networkcar will also encourage its dealers to support MADD's many education and prevention efforts such as the long running "Tie One On For Safety" ribbon campaign and "Designate a Driver" program designed to raise the public consciousness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Networkcar is seeking relationships with automotive retailers who wish to partner to raise money for MADD and increase awareness about driver safety.

"One of our objectives, related to MADD's mission, is to educate parents of teens on the particular risks facing young and inexperienced drivers," said Dutch. "Networkcar has unique online features that allow parents to better oversee their children's driving habits and hopefully mitigate those risks."

"Underage drinking and drunk driving are everyone's problems," said MADD National President Wendy J. Hamilton. "We are grateful for Networkcar's support of MADD's efforts to make our roadways and communities safer."

Networkcar's product collects and organizes detailed automotive information directly from a vehicle's engine computer and location-based information from a global positioning system (GPS) device. Information is transmitted wirelessly to an information center where it is made available to car owners, automotive dealerships and fleets in the form of immediate e-mail alerts, summary e-mail reports or easy-to-read Web pages.

According to Networkcar, its technology is compatible with virtually all light and medium-duty vehicles manufactured since 1996.

About Networkcar

Networkcar ( is a provider of around-the-clock services for monitoring the performance, location and security of consumer and fleet vehicles.

The company features monitoring technology and satellite-location systems that enable it to provide a solution for car maintenance and operation.

Networkcar includes real-time car performance updates, Smart Roadside Assistance, stolen vehicle recovery services and Car Guardian(TM), a GPS tracking feature that allows a car owner to find their car by accessing a secure Web page.

Networkcar says it can help car owners and fleets increase safety and security, save time and reduce costs with advanced preventive maintenance and early problem detection.

About Reynolds and Reynolds

Reynolds and Reynolds ( is a provider of integrated solutions designed to help automotive retailers manage change and improve their profitability.

Serving the automotive retailing industry since 1927, Reynolds says it enables OEMs and retailers to work together to build the lifetime value of their customers.

The company's product, service and training solutions include retail and enterprise management systems, Web and customer relationship management solutions, learning and consulting services, documents, data management and integration, networking and support and leasing services.

Reynolds serves more than 20,000 customers comprising nearly 90 percent of the automotive retailers and virtually all OEMs doing business in North America. The Reynolds International Division serves automotive retailers and OEMs through Incadea AG and its partner network as well as a worldwide consulting practice.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a grassroots organization working to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

Founded in 1980, MADD has more than 600 affiliates and 2 million supporters nationwide.

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