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Tech.AD USA Awards 2019

Have you recently worked on a project related to Autonomous Driving? Did your project accomplish outstanding results or promises to achieve great outcomes? Then join us for the Tech.AD Award ceremony 2019 in Detroit and share your success.

The award will celebrate the achievements you have accomplished in successfully implementing your vehicle automation project. Our expert jury will review the applications and nominate the best projects. Taking place on the main stage 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.

Award dinner


Opens May 2019: Get the recognition you and your company deserve!

Category 1 – Most Innovative Active Safety or ADAS Technology/Product/Service

Category 2 – 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?

Tech.AD USA Award

Industry-wide recognition

during the Tech.AD Award Ceremony where all key autonomous driving stakeholders in the U.S. 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

Help a good cause

as we will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate $ 1,000 to support their individual projects

Tech.AD USA Award

trophy and certificate to proudly display in your office

Tech.AD USA Award logo

available to include on all your marketing materials



May 15 – October 31: Submit your project by filling in the online application form


October 16 – 31: Our expert jury will review all the applications


November 4: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their AV projects. The video should be submitted before November 15.


November 21: The winners of the Tech.AD USA Award will be announced during a live-voting session

Tech.AD USA Award
Terms & Conditions


  • No applications for the Tech.AD Detroit Award will be considered after October 15, 2019.
  • 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.
  • The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category.
  • 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 live on stage during the award ceremony taking place on November 21, 2019, at The Henry, Dearborn, Detroit.
  • Failure to provide a video/presentation may result in disqualification.
  • All nominees must attend the award ceremony or send a representative.


  • 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.
  • Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published on further channels by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH.

Your Contact Person for the Tech.AD USA Award

Maria Willamowius

Maria Willamowius
Marketing Manager
Global Automotive & Smart Mobility Events
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 229
Email: maria.willamowius@we-conect.com