Engineers from across the realm of automotive technology gathered at the Brussels Atomium during w/c 20 Sep 2017 to celebrate the brightest minds, best companies, smartest organisations and most influential projects developing autonomous vehicle technology for the next generation of vehicles. Awards were presented in eight categories to some of the smallest start-ups, industry’s biggest corporations and leading academics as well as reporters covering the latest developments as the automotive industry undergoes its most dramatic change in 130 years.
The ‘Hardware Innovation Award’ was received by Renesas for its new autonomy-focussed processors. Receiving the ‘Software Innovation Award’ was Nauto for its approach to data gathering, artificial intelligence processing and the development of new approaches to road safety, fuel economy and emissions reduction in vehicle fleets. Algolux received the ‘Most Exciting Start-up Award’ for its machine learning innovations using new image processing methods.
For the ‘Game Changer Award’ the judges congratulated Tesla as a disruptive and positive influence on the automotive industry, in particular its ability to coelesce technological innovation and consumer demand. The ‘Greatest Exploration Award’ was presented to physicist, researcher and lecturer Paul Jennings and his team at WMG at the University of Warwick for their collaborative world-class research in multiple projects.
‘Best Outreach Project’ was presented to SAE International and General Motors for their student engagement programme known as AutoDrive Challenge. The award for ‘Most Engaging Content’ was presented to industry specialist Vladimir Koifman editor Image Sensors World.
The recipient of the AutoSens ‘Best in Show Inspiration Award’, selected from all nominees was presented to Chris Anderson, chief executive of 3DR – a major player in the development of commercial UAVs.