Previous Winners of our Automotive Awards

  • Proud winner of the Tech.AD USA award 2018 in the category ‘Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Solution’ was Algolux with their ‘CANA full-stack deep neural network (DNN)’.
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Tech.AD Detroit Award Winner 2018

Presented by we.CONECT and moderated by Jamie Smith (Director of Global Automotive Strategy, National Instruments) the award evening took place on Thursday, November 13, 2018. Prior to the event, we have received many outstanding applications, which were carefully reviewed. This year’s nominees for the ‘Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Solution’ were:

  • Valeo
  • TomTom
  • Algolux

Each of the nominees presented their AD project/ solution via a short video. The attendees of the award dinner had then to choose their favorite honoring their effort in taking autonomous driving to the next level.

Proud winner of the first Tech.AD USA Award was Algolux. Their CANA full-stack deep neural network (DNN) was recognized by the community as the ‘Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Solution’. Valeo came in second and TomTom was honored with the third place.

All Tech.AD award winners received an exclusive trophy and certificate as recognition for their outstanding performance. In addition we.CONECT also donated 1,000 $ on behalf of the winners to support a charity project. This year we selected the Art & Scraps organization in Detroit.

Supporting a good cause is at the very heart of our ambitions. Throughout the years we have carefully researched and selected charities that are close to our heart and deserve special recognition.

Tech.AD Award Charity Partner 2018: Arts & Scraps Detroit

Arts & Scraps provides hands-on learning and creative experiences through programs at our facility and in Southeast Michigan with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. Their goal is to provide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Their core values are to:

  • reuse materials to make creative experiences affordable and accessible to every economic level.
  • Nurture individual creativity to stimulate learning and encourage independent thinking Value the unique contributions of our staff, volunteers, funders and business & community partners
  • Believe financial self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of our organization Motivate the community to see value in materials that traditionally have no value; to donate materials for reuse that cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.

Arts & Scraps

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 launch of our Tech.AD Award ceremony 2018 in Detroit and share your success.

Presented by we.CONECT, the prestigious Tech.AD Award exclusively recognizes, celebrates and honors exceptional projects in the following category:

  • Most Innovative Active Safety or ADAS Technology/Product/Service

Official Award Ceremony
We are inviting all global industry leaders and pioneers to apply with their Autonomous Driving projects and showcase their outstanding achievements. Based on all entries, the jury will nominate 3 projects, which will get the unique chance to be presented during the official Award Ceremony & Networking Dinner on November 15, 2018, in Detroit. All winners will not only receive a certificate and an exclusive trophy but we.CONECT will also donate $ 1,000 to a charity of our choice.

Apply now for the Tech. AD Award and get recognized for your achievements. Please also see our terms and conditions for further details.

What’s in it for you?
• Shine and increase the visibility of your project and business
• 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
• Celebrate your achievements and the hard work you have put in
• Share your success with the entire Tech.AD community

Key Dates
Application deadline: October 12, 2018
Announcement of nominees: October 2018
Award ceremony: November 15, 2018

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Failure to provide a video may result in disqualification.
  • The videos of the nominees will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on November 21, 2019.
  • All nominees must be present at the award evening or alternatively, send a representative.
  • Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published in further channels (website/portal/social media) by we.CONECT.
  • By submitting your application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT.
  • 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.
  • Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines.
  • No applications for the Tech.AD Detroit Award will be considered after the deadline beginning of September, 2019.