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Tech.AD USA Award 2022

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Tech.AD USA AWARD 2022

The Tech.AD USA Award exclusively honors extraordinary projects in the automotive industry and celebrates exceptional solutions & innovations. Our expert jury will review the applications and nominate the best projects. Taking place on the first event day of the Tech.AD USA, the award ceremony will bring the nominees the recognition they deserve during a live-voting session with the largest community of autonomous driving decision-makers in North America.


Apply now: Get the recognition you and your company deserve!


Award Ceremony: Celebrating the best automotive driving projects at the digital Tech.AD USA Award Ceremony



November 14, 2022

directly after the first conference day


Live in Detroit & Online in the live stream


Award Benefits

Industry-wide recognition

during the Tech.AD USA Award Ceremony where all key autonomous driving stakeholders in North America will be represented.

Media attention

through a Tech.AD Award press release, social media post and media exposure for all the winners, as well as during the ceremony

Boost your project

and foster enthusiasm of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members.

Tech.AD USA Award

Prestigious trophy & certificate to proudly display in your office

Tech.AD USA Award logo

available to include on all your marketing materials

Award Categories

CATEGORY 1 – Most Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles & Respective Technologies

CATEGORY 2 – Most Outstanding Autonomous Vehicle Technology Innovation of the Year

CATEGORY 3 – Most Advanced Real-Life Testing & Simulation Techniques in Autonomous Driving

Evaluation Criteria

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize and to maintain?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – What has been improved through the implementation?
  • MATURITY – Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings

Facts at a glance


November 2021 – October 24, 2022: Submit your project by filling in the online application form


October 24 – 31: Our expert jury will review all the applications


October 31, 2022: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their AV projects. The video should be submitted before November 07, 2022.


November 14, 2022: The winners of the Tech.AD USA Award will be announced during a live-voting session

The Winner of the Tech.AD USA Award 2021

The proud winner of the Tech.AD Award 2021 Award was Nodar with “NODAR’s Hammerhead 3D Vision System For ADAS and AVs Integrated with Inalfa Roof Systems”. When asked “how does it feel to have won the Tech.AD USA Award?”, Leaf Jiang, CEO & Founder of Nodar replied “Whoop Whoop. You can’t see it, but we are all throwing our hands in the air”. Congratulations on this achievement!

Congratulations on this achievement!


NODAR’s Hammerhead 3D Vision System For ADAS and AVs Integrated with Inalfa Roof Systems

  • NODAR is the leading provider of camera-based 3D vision software technology and is a crucial component in the development of ADAS and autonomous vehicles, bringing safety, advanced performance, and cost-effectiveness to the automotive market.
  • NODAR and Inalfa Roof Systems are providing the ADAS and autonomous vehicle industry with roofing systems equipped with the highest performing camera-based sensor on the market, demonstrating that form and function can be combined to address the safety requirements of L2+ and above vehicles at a price point consistent with the demands of the mainstream automotive market.

2nd Place

Journey 5 AI Processor for Automotive Intelligence 2.0

  • Horizon Robotics is a global AI leader, specialized in efficient AI computing for automotive intelligence applications. Their inspiring mission is “to make life safer and better through edge-AI computing” with a vision to “empower every vehicle with their AI computing platform”.
  • Journey 5 AI processor for automotive intelligence is the high-performance, efficient, safe and open AI solution the automotive industry needed to leap forward into the promising era of automated driving and symbiotic human-computer interactions.

3th Place

LiDAR Only Autonomous Driving

  • Vueron is on a mission to make people safer by providing the best LiDAR solution. Based on AI algorithms, Vueron has developed a high-performance, stable, and practical LiDAR solution to identify all objects around the sensor. They believe in making the roads, homes, cities, and countries safer with the Vueron solution.
  • Vueron made the world’s first LiDAR only autonomous driving system and moves forward to make a LiDAR solution for a safer world.

Tech.AD Award Charity Partner 2019: Doctors Without Borders

MSF mission is to alleviate suffering, protect life and health, and to restore respect for human beings and their fundamental human rights.

The organization works in more than 70 countries. They provide medical humanitarian aid where the needs are greatest, and often go to places where other organizations can’t or won’t operate. In catastrophic situations that temporarily overwhelm individuals, communities and local health structures, MSF strive to provide quality medical and other relevant care to contribute to the survival and relief of as many people as possible.

Doctors Without Borders bring down barriers that keep people from getting the treatment they need to stay alive and healthy. We advocate for effective drugs, tests and vaccines that are available, affordable, suited to the people we care for, and adapted to the places where they live.

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Tech.AD USA Award
Terms & Conditions


No applications for the Tech.AD USA Award will be considered after October 24th, 2022. All details must be submitted in English. The submitted application should be related to an AD project at your company. Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered. The implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years. Projects that have been awarded the Tech.AD USA Award before may not apply again. The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category. Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines. By submitting your application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT.


All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual/corporate design. The video will be shown in the Tech.AD USA livestream during the award ceremony on November 14, 2022. Failure to provide a video/presentation may result in disqualification. All nominees must attend the award ceremony or send a representative.


Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published on further channels by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH. We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organization before applying.

Your Contact Person for the Tech.AD USA Award

Sarah Schubert
Marketing Manager Virtual & Live Events
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 268
Email: sarah.schubert@we-conect.com