AutoSens Awards 2018: Finalists Revealed

AutoSens Awards finalists represent those at the forefront of vehicle perception systems development

Finalists in the running to receive a trophy at the second edition of AutoSens Awards (Atomium Brussels, 19 September 2018) have been announced.

The 41 high-achieving finalists have been carefully whittled down from over 100 nominations across 7 categories. Nominations have come in from across the automotive industry including the highly regarded AutoSens Advisory Board and much respected sector experts wishing to celebrate those who are making their mark on this pivotal industry.

The finalists in each category are…

Most Engaging Content:

  • Mentor Graphics, Andrew Macleod
  • videantis, Marco Jacobs
  • Toyota Motor North America, CSRC, Rini Sherony
  • 2025AD, Stephan Giesler
  • EE Times, Junko Yoshida

Hardware Innovation:

  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Cepton
  • Renesas
  • OmniVision
  • Velodyne Lidar
  • Robert Bosch

Software Innovation:

  • Dibotics
  • Algolux
  • Brodmann17
  • Civil Maps
  • Dataspeed Inc
  • Immervision
  • Prophesee

Most Exciting Start-Up:

  • Hailo
  • Metamoto
  • May Mobility
  • AEye
  • Ouster
  • Arbe Robotics

Game Changer:

  • Siddartha Khastgir, University of Warwick, UK
  • Marc Geese, Bosch
  • Kalray
  • Nabeel RIZA, University College Cork
  • Intel
  • NVIDIA & Continental partnership

Greatest Exploration:

  • Ding Zhao, University of Michigan
  • Prof Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Prof Alexander Braun, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
  • Cranfield University Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI)
  • Professor Natasha Merat, Institute for Transport Studies
  • Dr Valentina Donzella, WMG University of Warwick

Best Outreach project:

  • NWAPW,
  • Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group
  • DIY Robocars
  • RobotLAB
  • Udacity

Read interviews with the finalists here: 

“Nominations have almost doubled compared to last year’s event, so it was a difficult task to filter this down to the shortlist, but we are very happy to announce such an exciting line up of industry trail-blazers including those at the forefront of development of vehicle perception systems. The awards do much more than simply recognise individual and corporate technical innovation, we also have categories covering academic achievement and educational programmes, an increasingly important aspect of this industry as we strive to inspire and equip the next generation of engineers. With high quality written and video content vital to being heard above the noise of online discussion, we will recognise those who are setting the standard with content production.” comments Robert Stead, Managing Director of Sense Media, organisers of the AutoSens Awards.

He continues, “Last year’s inaugural AutoSens Awards was a tremendous success, with winners including start-ups, individuals and electronics and automotive giants, representing a thriving industrial ecosystem doing some of the most exciting technology development the world has ever seen. The coverage was overwhelmingly positive, and we are looking forward to building on that at the AutoSens Awards 2018.”

The nominated finalists of each category will be scrutinised by our world-class judging panel over the summer, and the winners will be announced at The Atomium Brussels on the evening of 19 September 2018. There are a very limited number of tickets available for this intimate ceremony.

“Alongside the Awards ceremony, we’ll have a glittering evening of entertainment at the iconic Atomium venue, a three-course dinner, science-themed comedy, table entertainment, and drinks freely flowing as the industry’s most accomplished figures mix with the new entrants looking to make a splash by winning an AutoSens Award for the first time. I’m sure it’s going to be the perfect follow up to last year, and that the feedback will be just as positive.”

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