TU-Auto Detroit News Round-Up Winners & Intros

T U-Automotive unveiled the annual TU-Automotive Awards list for 2020. Here is a list of the winners.

The Automotive Safety Council (ASC) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) won the Collaborative Partnership of the Year Award that recognizes two or more companies have undertaken a meaningful, non-commercial partnership with the objective of advancing the development and/or adoption of automotive technology between January 1, 2019 and February 19, 2020.

The Automotive Safety Council and the ATSSA trade associations collaborated to amend the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) section on pavement markings for all 50 states. Machine vision equipped vehicles will be able to see the road direction from further away allowing directional certainty sooner and be able to follow intended roadway paths with better accuracy.  The proposed changes will provide consistency in pavement markings from state to state that currently do not exist.  Additionally, these new standardized markings will allow more roadways to be read successfully and more road miles used by ADAS equipped vehicles and future AV’s with a posted speed ≥55 mph.

Other Winners of TU-Automotive Awards

Data Product/ Service of the Year– IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions), part of Trak Global Group (TGG) and one of the world’s top three providers of connected car data solutions to insurers, mobility operators, OEMs and governments, is pleased to announce the company’s Carrot usage-based insurance (UBI) platform has won two top product TU-Automotive Awards for Insurance Product of the Year and Best Data Product of the Year.

Automaker Partnership of the Year-Swiss Re & BMW

Insurer of the Year 0 Nationwide

Automotive AI Service of the Year—Robert Bosch for Bosch Virtual Visor

Automotive Cyber Security Product/Service of the Year SafeRide Technologies, vSentry Edge AI

ADAS and Autonomous Technology Product/Service of the Year–ZF, Tri-Cam

Fleet Product/Service of the Year – SafeMode

Rising Star of Year Under 30  is Gaurav Kumar Singh -Autonomous Vehicle Business Stratetgy– Ford Motor Company

Rising Star of the Year Under 40 Melika Jahangiri, Vice President of Wunder Mobililty

MSP of the Year  Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, has been named Mobility Services Provider (MSP) of the Year by Informa Tech Automotive Group and has won the TU-Automotive Award for its continued success deploying the Aeris Mobility Suite (AMS). The MSP of the Year Award recognizes any MSP globally that has had a stellar year between January 1, 2019 and February 19, 2020, specifically relating to their development, deployment, integration or adoption of mobility products and/or services.

Outstanding Contribution to Automotive Tech Steve Qiu RoboSense Founder & CEO

Software Supplier of the Year BlackBerry QNX

Industry Choice Award Automotive Supplier of the Year – Qualcomm

Automotive OEM of the Year – General Motors

Hardware Supplier of the Year- Velodyne – relating to its development, adoption and integration of automotive technology into vehicles.

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement,  announced at TU-Automotive Detroit an agreement with Hyundai Motors to deliver Vaisala Infotainment Weather, a digital offering that provides drivers essential proactive information from in-vehicle infotainment systems about weather and driving conditions.

Vaisala Infotainment Weather delivers location-based weather information – like temperature, precipitation, and wind speed – for Hyundai’s LIVE services. Building a successful in-vehicle weather service requires consideration of very dynamic weather conditions combined with the ever-changing position of the car, which demands highly sophisticated methods for local and timely weather data production and delivery.

Vaisala Digital in the automotive industry
In addition to providing an infotainment weather offering for connected cars, Vaisala Digital – which creates industry-leading digital solutions to support customers with weather critical operations — also offers advanced road surface condition datasets for automotive use cases. Leveraging more than 20 years of road weather experience, Vaisala delivers industry-leading sensors, a mobile data collection system, and world-class forecasting capabilities that provide real-time calculated driving condition forecasts (including the state of the road’s surface, visibility, and atmospheric weather events affecting driving) to any coordinate point around the globe. Vaisala forecasts are trusted in the winter maintenance industry by road authorities in a number of countries.

SafeRide Technologies, a leading provider of AI-based vehicle health management, data analytics, and cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, announced the release of new Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) to protect Automotive Ethernet networks against cyberattacks. The new solution is integrated into SafeRide’s vSentry™ Edge AI software, which was awarded Automotive Cybersecurity Product of the Year at the TU-Automotive Detroit 2020 awards ceremony yesterday.