Informa Tech Automotive Awards

Celebrating Innovation, Achievement, and Collaboration

ABOUT INFORMA TECH AUTOMOTIVE AWARDS

These prestigious and anticipated awards celebrated the best talent, companies, products, and services working in AutoTech today. The ceremony took place on June 7th during AutoTech: Detroit.

2022 Informa Tech Automotive Awards Winners

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Automotive Inspire Category

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Company Category

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Product/Service Category

Automotive Inspire Leader in Automotive Tech

Sponsored by

Matt Jones, VP & Technologist, Ford and President, COVESA 

Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30)

Eden Ben Shabat, Cybersecurity Analyst & Vulnerability Management Team Leader, CYMOTIVE Technologies

Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 40)

Tenille Houston, CEO, AutoGuardian by SmartCone 

Software Supplier of the Year

Sonatus, Inc.

Mobility Service Provider of the Year

Parkopedia Ltd. 

Start Up of the Year

DriveU auto 

Collaborative Partnership of the Year

Tata Elxsi and Green Hills Software  

Automotive Tech Company of the Year

Sibros 

OEM of the Year

Sponsored by

Volkswagen

Tier 1 of the Year

Bosch

ADAS & Autonomous Product / Service of the Year

HERE Technologies  

Automotive AI Product / Service of the Year

NVDIA DRIVE Hyperion, NVIDIA 

Automotive Infotainment Product / Service of the Year 

Cinemo Play Anywhere 

Connectivity Product / Service of the Year

Valens Semiconductor 

Mobility Product / Service of the Year 

VSOC, Upstream Security  

Cockpit of the Future Product / Service of the Year (excluding Infotainment)

Sponsored by

Cerence Co-Pilot

Charging Product / Service of the Year 

EV Connect 

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2022 Award Categories

Automotive Inspire Category

The Automotive Inspire Awards category is an extension of our Automotive Inspire interview series, in which we showcase the inspirational stories of people working in the AutoTech industry. The Automotive Inspire brand is all about the people working in AutoTech – and the inspiration and innovation they provide to the rest of the industry. Through our Automotive Inspire awards, we’ll be recognising the contributions and impact of three special individuals at varying stages of their careers.  

Automotive Inspire Leader in Automotive Tech

The Automotive Inspire Leader in Automotive Tech Award will recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to the automotive technology industry over the period of 25 years or more by the entry eligibility deadline of December 31 2021. Nominated individuals should have demonstrably pushed the boundaries in their chosen field within automotive tech and will have contributed to positively driving change in the industry.  

Who is eligible for this award?  

Anyone who has worked in the automotive tech industry, whether for an OEM, a Tier 1, software or hardware supplier, government organization, industry body or anything in between, for 25 years or longer.  

**Please note that the winner of this category will be pre-informed, and we will need referrals for video testimonials about the individual in question, to produce a highlights reel for our ceremony.** 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of the individual and their time in the industry  
  • Performance and achievements: This could include commercial success as a business leader, contributions to the industry, professional credentials and achievements, or technical success as a product development leader.  
  • Evidence of role model behaviours: Demonstration of a commitment to professional mentoring, relationship building with colleagues/employees, and being a positive influence in the industry. 
  • Testimonials and endorsements from colleagues and other industry professionals in support of the nomination  
  • LinkedIn profile  
Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30)

The Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30) Award will recognize an individual who is working full time in the automotive tech industry and is under 30 on the entry eligibility deadline of December 31 2021. Nominees should have made a sustained and significant contribution to the automotive technology industry over the course of their short time in the industry. Nominated individuals should have demonstrably pushed the boundaries in their chosen field within automotive tech and will have contributed to positively driving change in the industry.  

Who is eligible for this award?  

Anyone who has worked in the automotive tech industry, whether for an OEM, a Tier 1, software or hardware manufacturer, government organization, industry body or anything in between, for under five years. 

**Please note that the winner of this category will be pre-informed, and we will need referrals for video testimonials about the individual in question, to produce a highlights reel for our ceremony.** 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of the individual and their time in the industry 
  • Performance and achievements: Please provide examples of where the nominee has gone above and beyond to contribute in their role, and where they have succeeded on an exceptional level. 
  • Consistent Contribution: Please include details of projects the nominee has contributed to, with examples of how their input ensured success. 
  • Testimonials and endorsements from colleagues and other industry professionals in support of the nomination  
  • LinkedIn profile  
 
Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 40)

The Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 40) will recognize an individual who is working full time in the automotive tech industry and is under 40 on the entry eligibility deadline of December 31 2021. Nominees should have made a sustained and significant contribution to the automotive technology industry over the course of their time in the industry. Nominated individuals should have demonstrably pushed the boundaries in their chosen field within automotive tech and will have contributed to positively driving change in the industry.  

Who is eligible for this award?  

Anyone who has worked in the automotive tech industry, whether for an OEM, a Tier 1, software or hardware manufacturer, government organization, industry body or anything in between, for under five years. 

**Please note that the winner of this category will be pre-informed, and we will need referrals for video testimonials about the individual in question, to produce a highlights reel for our ceremony.** 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of the individual and their time in the industry  
  • Performance and achievements: Please provide examples of where the nominee has gone above and beyond to contribute in their role, and where they have succeeded on an exceptional level. 
  • Consistent Contribution: Please include details of projects the nominee has contributed to, with examples of how their input ensured success.
  • Testimonials and endorsements from colleagues and other industry professionals in support of the nomination  
  • LinkedIn profile  

Company Category

Software Supplier of the Year

The Software Supplier of the Year Award will recognize any software supplier globally who has had a stellar year from between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021, specifically relating to their development, adoption, and integration of automotive technology into vehicles. Please note that entries can only reference products/services/projects that are in progress, concluded or launched in the market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021.

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any software supplier that is engaged primarily in the business of manufacturing and/or integrating automotive technology software products and/or services for consumer vehicles, with the purpose of providing said software products and/or services to Tier 1 and OEM partners.  

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • Evidence of successful development and integration of automotive software products and/or services into vehicles that are currently being sold to the consumer. Please include 1-3 examples of vehicles that are currently in the market that include your product/service, with examples of how these features are best in class/unique. 
  • Commitment to technological innovation: Please provide examples of how your company is evolving to encourage new levels of technological achievement and adoption. Please include examples of where your company is setting and/or exceeding targets, and metrics for measuring success. 
  • Evidence of industry contribution: Please provide examples of how your company is contributing to the wider automotive technology industry through cross-industry projects, initiatives, and partnerships. 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Start Up of the Year

The Start Up of the Year Award will recognise any start up globally who has had a stellar year from between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021, specifically relating to the development of their business and product/solution. Please note that entries can only reference products/services/projects that are in progress, concluded or launched in the market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021.

Who is eligible for this award?  

Companies must be early stage or mid-stage Start Ups, defined as:

  • Early Stage: Under 20 employees, under $5 million funding, established for under 4 years.
  • Mid-Stage: Under 30 employees, under $10 million funding, established for under 6 years.

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • Evidence of successful development of automotive products and/or services. Please include 1-3 examples of ways that your product/service would be/is utilized vehicles, with examples of how these features are best in class/unique.
  • Commitment to technological innovation. Please provide examples of how your company is evolving to encourage new levels of technological achievement and adoption. Please include examples of where your company is setting and/or exceeding targets, and metrics for measuring success.
  • Evidence of industry contribution (optional). Please provide examples of how your company is contributing to the wider automotive technology industry through cross-industry projects, initiatives, and partnerships
  • Client and partner testimonials (optional). 
Collaborative Partnership of the Year

The Collaborative Partnership of the Year Award will recognize two or more companies who have undertaken a meaningful, non-commercial partnership with the objective of advancing the development and/or adoption of automotive technology between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that entries can only reference partnerships that are in progress, concluded or launched between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any group of two or more automotive companies who are in a non-commercial partnership with the objective of advancing the development and/or adoption of automotive technology. Please note that entries can only reference things that are in progress or concluded between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • An overview of the partnership. What has the partnership been formed to achieve? What problem(s) in the industry will it aim to solve? Please include detail regarding each company involved, with one approved contact per company, for verification purposes.  
  • Evidence of 1-3 objectives of the partnership, and how success is measured, including timelines for said achievements.  
  • Evidence of industry contribution: please provide examples of how your partnership is contributing to the wider automotive industry. 
  • 1 Testimonial from a senior figure at each company involved regarding the value of the partnership. 

 

Automotive Tech Company of the Year

The Automotive Tech Company of the Year Award will recognize any Automotive Technology company globally who had a stellar year between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021. The Automotive Tech Company of the Year will have contributed to the Automotive Tech industry beyond just the financial and commercial – they will be innovating in Auto Tech while also contributing to talent development, diversity, and community within AutoTech. Please note that entries can only reference products / services / projects / contributions that are in progress, concluded or launched in the market between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization that is engaged primarily with the Automotive Technology industry, providing products and/or services to Automotive partners and/or consumers.  

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • Evidence of successful development and integration of automotive products and/or services into vehicles that are currently being sold to the consumer. Please include 1-3 examples of L2+ vehicles that are currently in the market that include your product/service, with examples of how these features are best in class/unique. 
  • Commitment to technological innovation: please provide examples of how your company is evolving to encourage new levels of technological achievement and adoption. Please include examples of where your company is setting and/or exceeding targets, and metrics for measuring success. 
  • Evidence of industry contribution: please provide examples of how your company is contributing to the wider automotive technology industry through cross-industry projects, initiatives, and partnerships. 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Mobility Service Provider of the Year

The Mobility Service Provider of the Year award will recognize an outstanding mobility company in the movement of people or products between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021.  

Who is eligible for this award?   

Any organization that has operated a mobility service (including ridesharing/ hailing and micro-mobility solutions) between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021.  

Nominations must include the following criteria:  

  • A brief overview of your service and the role that it plays in the mobility industry   
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your mobility product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?   
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your mobility product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of customer adoption, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards.  
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your mobility product/service –For example, is your service very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI?  
  • Testimonials 

 

Tier 1 of the Year

The Tier 1 of the Year Award will be awarded by the Informa Tech Automotive Group team – WardsAuto, Wards Intelligence and TU-Automotive.  

OEM of the Year

The OEM of the Year Award will be awarded by the Informa Tech Automotive Group team – WardsAuto, Wards Intelligence and TU-Automotive

Product & Service Category

Automotive Infotainment Product/Service of the Year

The Automotive Infotainment Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding Infotainment technology product or service that has been commercially traded in the automotive market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

 Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded an automotive Infotainment product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

 Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your Infotainment technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your Infotainment product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your Infotainment product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your Infotainment product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Automotive AI Product/Service of the Year

The Automotive AI Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding artificial intelligence technology product or service that has been utilized (directly or indirectly) by consumers in the automotive market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization that has developed and commercially traded an artificial intelligence-based product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified.  

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your AI technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your AI product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your AI product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards.
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Mobility Product/Service of the Year

The Mobility Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding mobility technology product or service that has been utilized by (directly or indirectly) consumers between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded a mobility product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your mobility technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your mobility product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your mobility product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your mobility product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Connectivity Product/Service of the Year

The Connectivity Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding connectivity technology product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded a connectivity product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your connectivity technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your connectivity product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your connectivity product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your connectivity product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Cockpit of the Future Product/Service of the Year (excluding Infotainment)

The Cockpit of the Future Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding cockpit of the future technology product or service (excluding Infotainment, which should be entered into the Infotainment Award) that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded a cockpit of the future product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your cockpit of the future technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your cockpit of the future product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your cockpit of the future product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your cockpit of the future product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
ADAS & Autonomous Product/Service of the Year

The ADAS/Autonomous Technology Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding ADAS/Autonomous Vehicle technology product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. 

 Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded an ADAS & Autonomous technology product or service in the automotive industry between January 1 2021 and December 31 2021. Please note the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your ADAS/Autonomous technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • Evidence of successful development and integration of ADAS/Autonomous Technology into vehicles that are being currently being sold to the consumer. Please include 1-3 examples of L2+ vehicles that are currently in the market that include your product/service, with examples of how these features are best in class/unique. 
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your ADAS/Autonomous technology product/service Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s (key performance Indicators), evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through respected media or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your ADAS/Autonomous technology product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
Charging Product/Service of the Year

The Charging Product/Service of the Year award will recognize an outstanding charging product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021. 

Who is eligible for this award?  

Any organization who has developed and commercially traded a charging product or service in the automotive industry between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021. Please note that the product/service must be available in the market – entries for prototypes/concepts will be disqualified. 

Nominations must include the following criteria: 

  • A brief overview of your charging product/service and the role that it plays in the automotive industry  
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your charging product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?  
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your charging product/service; Please include details of how success/value is measured; for example: internal KPI’s, evidence of industry adoption on a significant scale, evidence of critical acclaim through journalism or other industry awards. 
  • 1-3 examples of customer benefits of your charging product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your customer to achieve key business goals such as winning business or transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI? 
  • Client and partner testimonials 
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2022 Informa Tech Automotive Awards Shortlist

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Automotive Inspire Category

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Automotive Inspire Leader in Automotive Tech

Sponsored by

Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Shyft Group 

Paul Drysch, CEO, PreAct Technologies  

Frank Homann, VP of Global Automotive Sales, Molex 

Matt Jones, VP & Technologist, Ford and President, COVESA 

Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30)

Announced On-Site at Awards Ceremony

Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 40)

Tenille Houston, CEO, AutoGuardian by SmartCone 

Joel Pazhayampallil, CEO & Founder, BlueSpace.ai 

Mayank Sikaria, Co-Founder & President, Sibros  

Dionis Teshler, Chief Technology Officer, GuardKnox 

Software Supplier of the Year

Sonatus, Inc.

BlackBerry QNX

Sibros

Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Mobility Service Provider of the Year

AutoCrypt Co., Ltd. 

Parkopedia Ltd. 

Start Up of the Year

Loopit  

DIMO 

DriveU auto 

Akimbo Technologies Inc. 

Collaborative Partnership of the Year

Cinemo and Dolby 

Tactile Mobility and Nexteer Automotive  

Tata Elxsi and Green Hills Software  

Automotive Tech Company of the Year

Loop Energy 

Sibros 

Tactile Mobility 

OEM of the Year

Sponsored by

Announced On-Site at Awards Ceremony

Tier 1 of the Year

Announced On-Site at Awards Ceremony

ADAS & Autonomous Product / Service of the Year

Active Driver Map (ADM) e-Horizon, by Ushr  

HERE Technologies  

SVNet, by StradVision  

Automotive AI Product / Service of the Year

NVDIA DRIVE Hyperion, NVIDIA 

Upstream Platform, Upstream Security 

SoundHound Voice AI Platform, SoundHound 

Eyeris 

Automotive Infotainment Product / Service of the Year 

Cinemo Play Anywhere 

IRISO 10143 series board to board connector 

Parkopedia  

Connectivity Product / Service of the Year

Cubic Telecom 

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) 

Sibros 

Valens Semiconductor 

Mobility Product / Service of the Year 

VSOC, Upstream Security  

Ridecell’s Fleet Automation and Mobility Platform, Ridecell, Inc. 

Dynamic Controllable Clutch (“DCC”), Amsted Automotive  

Cockpit of the Future Product / Service of the Year (excluding Infotainment)

Sponsored by

Cerence Co-Pilot 

Joyson Safety Systems Multi-Zone Integrated Foam Sensor 

Eyeris 

Driver Distraction Alert, Global Mobile Alert Corporation 

Charging Product / Service of the Year 

EV Connect 

Parkopedia ‘Park and Charge’ 

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