Informa Tech Automotive Awards

Celebrating Innovation, Achievement, and Collaboration

ABOUT INFORMA TECH AUTOMOTIVE AWARDS

These prestigious and anticipated awards celebrate the best talent, companies products, and services working in automotive technology today. The ceremony will take place on November 16th during Automotive Tech Week.

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September 3, 2021

NOMINATIONS CLOSE

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October 5, 2021

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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November 16, 2021

THE CEREMONY

The Winners of the 2021 Informa Tech Automotive Awards

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Leader in Automotive Tech

  • Michael Reth, CEO/Founder, Axiom Connected LLC

Sponsored by Otonomo

We make car data as valuable as possible to drivers, passengers, and the transportation ecosystem. Our commitment is to deliver solutions that adhere to the strictest privacy and security standards.

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Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30)

  • Jordan Greene, Co-Founder & GM of ADAS, AEye
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AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR (under 40)

  • Hemant Sikaria, CEO & Co-Founder, Sibros
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Software Supplier of the Year

  • Cerence Inc.
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Start Up of the Year

  • NODAR
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Collaborative Partnership of the Year

  • Qualcomm Technologies, partnered with Spoke
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Automotive Tech Company of the Year

  • Parkopedia
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Automotive Infotainment Product / Service of the Year

  • XPERI’s DTS AutoStage
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Automotive AI Product / Service of the Year

  • SafeRide Technologies’ vInsight™
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Automotive Cybersecurity Product of the Year

  • Upstream Security’s Data Management Platform
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Automotive Fleets Product / Service of the Year 

  • Cango Hard & Soft SRL’s FLEETCARE
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Mobility Product / Service of the Year 

  • ZF’s ProAI Central Computing Platform
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Future Dealer Product / Service of the Year

  • Axiom’ s COVI
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Connectivity Product / Service of the Year 

  • Honda Research Institute’s 5G Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) V2X Safety Technology
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Cockpit of the Future Product / Service of the Year 

  • Eyeris’ In-cabin Sensing AI
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ADAS & Autonomous Product / Service of the Year 

  • Arbe’s 4D Imaging Radar Technology
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Battery Product / Service of the Year 

  • Joyson Safety Systems’s Safety Based Pyrotechnic Actuator
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OEM of the Year 

Hyundai Motor Company

Sponsored by CS Group

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We accelerate Functional Safety (ISO 26262, SOTIF, ISO 21434) for Automotive OEMs, system makers and start-ups developing ADAS technologies for all SAE levels. With 20 years of experience, our engineers have crafted innovative approaches and products to accelerate the development, certification, and commercialization of safety-critical embedded systems.

The Informa Tech Automotive Awards Shortlist

People Category – The 2021 Shortlist

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Leader in Automotive Tech

  • Ganesh Iyer, Managing Director of NIO-US, Executive Vice President, and Global CIO, NIO Inc.
  • Michael Reth, CEO/ Founder, Axiom Connected LLC
  • Sanjay Dhawan, CEO, Cerence Inc.

Leader of of the Year – Sponsored by Otonomo

We make car data as valuable as possible to drivers, passengers, and the transportation ecosystem. Our commitment is to deliver solutions that adhere to the strictest privacy and security standards.

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Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 30)

  • Adam Calland, Marketing Director, Parkopedia
  • Jordan Greene, Co-Founder & GM of ADAS, AEye
  • Ido Levy, Founder & CEO, SafeMode
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Automotive Inspiration of the Year (under 40)

  • Hemant Sikaria, CEO & Co-Founder, Sibros
  • Felix Heide, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Algolux
  • Tara Akhavan, General Manager of Faurecia IRYStec, Faurecia
  • Indu Vijayan, Director of Product Management, AEye

Recognizes 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, 2020. 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.

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 behaviors: 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.

Recognizes an individual who is working full time in the automotive tech industry and is under 30 on the entry eligibility deadline of December 31, 2020. 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.

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.

Recognizes an individual who is working full time in the automotive tech industry and is under 40 on the entry eligibility deadline of December 31, 2020. 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.

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 – The 2021 Shortlist

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Software Supplier of the Year

  • Sibros
  • Cubic Telecom
  • Cerence Inc.
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Start Up of the Year

  • Eyeris
  • NODAR
  • Sonatus
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Collaborative Partnership of the Year

  • Qualcomm Technologies, partnered with Spoke
  • Molex, partnered with Bose
  • Axiom Connected LLC, partnered with Smarter
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Automotive Tech Company of the Year

  • Cubic Telecom
  • Parkopedia
  • Eyeris
  • Sibros
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OEM of the Year – Sponsored by CS Group

Winner to be announced LIVE at the Informa Tech Automotive Awards on November 16th.

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We accelerate Functional Safety (ISO 26262, SOTIF, ISO 21434) for Automotive OEMs, system makers and start-ups developing ADAS technologies for all SAE levels. With 20 years of experience, our engineers have crafted innovative approaches and products to accelerate the development, certification, and commercialization of safety-critical embedded systems.

Recognizes any software supplier globally who has had a stellar year from between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • Evidence of successful development and integration of automotive software products and/or services into vehicles that are being 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.

Recognizes a start up who has had a stellar year from between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • Evidence of successful development and integration of automotive hardware and/or software products and/or services into vehicles that are being currently being sold to the consumer. Please include 1-3 examples of vehicles that are currently in the market that utilize 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.

Recognizes 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Please note that entries can only reference partnerships that are in progress, concluded or launched between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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 the means by which 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.

Recognizes an Automotive Technology company globally who had a stellar year between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. 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 Auto Tech. Please note that entries can only reference products / services / projects / contributions that are in progress, concluded or launched in the market between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • Evidence of successful development and integration of automotive products and/or services 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.
  • 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.
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We accelerate Functional Safety (ISO 26262, SOTIF, ISO 21434) for Automotive OEMs, system makers and start-ups developing ADAS technologies for all SAE levels. With 20 years of experience, our engineers have crafted innovative approaches and products to accelerate the development, certification, and commercialization of safety-critical embedded systems.

Product & Service Category – The 2021 Shortlist

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Automotive Infotainment Product/Service of the Year 

  • HARMAN’s Ignite Store Developers Portal
  • CERENCE Inc.’s Cerence Pay
  • Parkopedia’s digital parking services
  • XPERI’s DTS AutoStage
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Automotive AI Product/Service of the Year 

  • Greater Than’s AI-based motor risk analysis
  • Upstream Security’s data management platform
  • Algolux’s Eos Embedded Perception Software
  • SafeRide Technologies’ vInsight™
  • Algolux’s Atlas Camera Optimization Suite
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Automotive Cybersecurity Product of the Year

  • Upstream Security’s data management platform
  • AUTOCRYPT Co., Ltd.’s cybersecurity solution for V2X communication
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Automotive Fleets Product/Service of the Year

  • CANGO HARD & SOFT SRL’s FLEETCARE
  • Verizon Connect’s Verizon Connect Reveal
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Mobility Product/Service of the Year

  • TATA ELXSI’s CVP
  • ZF’s ProAI central computing platform
  • Upstream Security’s data management platform
  • Axiom’s COVI
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Future Dealer Product/Service of the Year

  • Axiom’s COVI
  • LinkedCar’s centralized data hub
  • Monk’s damage detection software
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Connectivity Product/Service of the Year

  • Honda Research Institut’s 5G Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) V2X safety technology
  • Sibros’ Deep Connected Platform (DCP)
  • Avanci’s IP tech sharing platform
  • Valens’s VA7000 chipset family
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Cockpit of the Future Product/Service of the Year (excluding Infotainment) 

  • NIO Inc.’s NOMI in-vehicle AI
  • Eyeris’ in-cabin sensing AI
  • Global Mobile Alert’s Driver Distraction Alert
  • Maxim Integrated’s MAX25205
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ADAS & Autonomous Product/Service of the Year 

  • Arbe’s 4D Imaging Radar Technology
  • XenomatiX’s XenoLiDAR-X
  • AVCC (Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium)’s scalable reference architecture and platform to meet AV performance goals
  • NIO Inc.’s Navigate on Pilot (NOP)
  • Parkopedia’s Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) project
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Battery Product/Service of the Year

  • NIO Inc.’s BaaS (Battery-as-a-Service)
  • Joyson Safety Systems’s safety based pyrotechnic actuator
Automotive Infotainment Product/Service of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding Infotainment technology product or service that has been commercially traded in the automotive market between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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

Recognizes an outstanding artificial intelligence technology product or service that has been utilized (directly or indirectly) by consumers automotive market between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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.
Automotive Cybersecurity Product of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding cybersecurity technology product or service that has been utilized (directly or indirectly) by consumers between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • A brief overview of your cybersecurity technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your cybersecurity product; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your cybersecurity product 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 – 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 transforming internal processes? Is your technology very cost effective? Does it deliver easily measurable ROI?
  • Client and partner testimonials.
Automotive Fleets Product/Service of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding fleet technology product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • A brief overview of your fleet technology and the role that it plays in the fleet industry.
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your fleet product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your fleet 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 fleet 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 – NEW

Recognizes an outstanding mobility technology product or service that has been utilized by (directly or indirectly) consumers between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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.
Future Dealer Product/Service of the Year – NEW

Recognizes an outstanding dealer/retail technology product or service that has been utilized in the automotive dealership market between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • A brief overview of your dealer/retail technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry.
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your dealer/retail product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your dealer/retail 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 dealer/retail product/service – this can include both benefits to OEMs and consumers. For example, how has your product/service enabled your consumers 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 – NEW

Recognizes an outstanding connectivity technology product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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) – NEW

Recognizes 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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

Recognizes 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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.
Battery Product/Service of the Year – NEW

Recognizes an outstanding battery technology product or service that has been utilized by consumers (directly or indirectly) in the automotive market between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020.

Nominations must include the following criteria:

  • A brief overview of your battery technology and the role that it plays in the automotive industry.
  • 1-3 examples of the unique features of your battery technology product/service; what does it do that delivers value above and beyond your competitors?
  • 1-3 examples of the success of your battery technology 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 battery 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.

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