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TeleCommunication Systems and ATX Group Collaborate to Provide Enhanced Dynamic Route Guidance


June 8, 2011 - Novi, MI

Telematics Detroit 2011 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that ATX Group (ATX), a leading provider of customized connected vehicle (or telematics) services to global automobile manufacturers, has chosen TCS as a navigation and location-based services (LBS) partner to deliver enhanced turn-by-turn navigation assistance with the upcoming Hyundai Blue Link® program.

"As telematics continues to evolve, the importance of off board, vehicle-based and mobile capabilities are becoming more critical for an enhanced consumer experience," said Tom Metzger, senior vice president and general manager of Connected Vehicle Solutions for ATX. "We are pleased to work with TCS in the development of this offboard solution for turn-by-turn services."

TCS will deliver location-based solutions that leverage the integration of smart phones and in-vehicle systems. These hybrid solutions improve today's mobile applications by providing user interface options that are optimized for both ease of use and safety and by giving users the option of integrating vehicle sensor input into the telematics system. Compared to today's in-car solutions, hybrid operation offers improved access to real-time location-aware content and a broad array of constantly updated applications. When combined with ATX's cloud-based connected car functionality, these enhanced features offer a range of services for OEMs, car manufacturers and content providers looking for comprehensive telematics solutions.

"At TCS, we are committed to delivering unsurpassed embeddable navigation and content for mobile and automotive products for innovative Tier 1 automotive suppliers like ATX," said Steve Petilli, senior vice president of TCS' navigation and telematics group.

TCS, a pioneer developer of the world's first wireless location platform, offers complete end-to-end LBS solutions that include branded and white-label navigation and finder applications, infrastructure, mapping, and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers, OEMs, automotive customers and more than 60 mobile operators worldwide. TCS' LBS and telematics platforms deliver location-centric information to people on the move, offering continuous access to local directories, maps, directions, and more. TCS' applications are available on QNX, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian, J2ME, BREW, and Windows Mobile.

About ATX
With operations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and subsidiary offices in Dusseldorf, Germany and Paris, ATX (http://www.atxg.com/) is one of the world's leading providers of connected vehicle services to global automobile manufacturers. ATX services, among the first to be launched in the consumer vehicle market in 1996, are provided to vehicle owners through the brand names of its customers: Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Services by ATX provide enhanced safety, security and driving convenience to vehicle owners, and help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships use telematics data and multiple customer contact channels to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships and contacts with the vehicle through its lifetime. ATX is a division of Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com), a leading provider of roadside assistance programs in the U.S. on behalf of global automobile manufacturers and U.S. insurance carriers. Cross Country provides solutions for the nearly 6 million roadside service events experienced by their consumers each year. In addition, Cross Country provides accident scene management, vehicle release management and total loss screening services for insurance carriers, and customer care services for a number of automotive manufacturers.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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