AutoSens Awards 2019: Finalists Revealed

Sixty-one finalists, all hoping to get their name in the AutoSens Hall of Fame and win a trophy at the third annual edition of AutoSens Awards (Ceremony at the Atomium Brussels, 18 September 2019) have now been announced.

The high-achieving shortlisted companies and individuals have been carefully selected from over 120 entries across 9 categories. This year the award categories were updated to align with the changing dynamics of the autonomous vehicle perception industry. This in turn has provided many more opportunities for new and previous entrants to go home with a much coveted AutoSens Award.

The finalists in each category are…

Most Influential Research – sponsored by Waymo

  • Edge Case Research and Carnegie Mellon University – Safety Argumentation for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Guy Satat and Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab – Seeing Through Fog
  • RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Man-Machine-Interaction – Digital Twins and Virtual Automotive Testbeds
  • Son Tong, Siemens – Advanced control developments for autonomous driving
  • Professor Anestis Terzis, Ulm University of Applied Sciences – CMS System Design and Advanced Architecture
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf – Physical-realistic lens simulations
  • Andreas Velten and Moghit Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Coding Theory and Optimization for LiDAR Imaging
  • VSI Labs – VSI’s Applied Research on Automated Vehicles

Most Exciting Start-up – sponsored by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

  • Designated driver
  • Outsight
  • TriEye
  • WaveSense

Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Platform – sponsored by NXP Semiconductors

  • AEye – iDAR™ Intelligent Detection and Ranging
  • AImotive – aiDrive
  • Dataspeed – ADAS Kit
  • May Mobility – Autonomous Shuttles
  • Swift Navigation – Starling® Software and Skylark™ cloud corrections service
  • XenomatiX – a complete LiDAR solution

Best in Class Perception System – sponsored by Varroc Lighting Systems

  • AdaSky – Viper
  • FICOSA and Audi – Camera Monitor System
  • General Motors – Transparent Trailer for 2020 GMC Sierra and Silverado HD
  • iCatch Technology – CI1
  • Innoviz – InnovizOne
  • LeddarTech – Leddar Pixell: Cocoon LiDAR for Mobility Applications
  • OmniVision Technologies – OAX4010 ISP ASIC
  • Outsight – 3D Semantic Camera

Best Automotive Safety System – sponsored by Cruise      

  • Eyeris – In-vehicle Scene Understanding AI
  • General Motors – Transparent Trailer for 2020 GMC Sierra and Silverado HD
  • NanoLock Security – NanoLock Cloud-to-Flash Security Solution
  • RoboSense – LiDAR Smart Sensor System
  • WaveSense – ground-penetrating radar

Most Engaging Content

  • Dr. Lance Eliot
  • Driverless Now
  • Ouster
  • Siddartha Khastgir
  • IS&T – Autonomous Vehicles and Machines track at Electronic Imaging
  • Vehicle Electronics

Most Innovative In-Cabin Application   

  • Seeing Machines – FOVIO Driver Monitoring Technology
  • Daimler – MBUX Interior Assistant
  • Eyeris – In-vehicle Scene Understanding AI
  • Intuition Robotics – Platform Q
  • Phasya – Advanced software for driver/passenger monitoring
  • Texas Instruments and D3 Engineering – DMS starter kit

Best Validation/Simulation Tool             

  • AImotive – aiSim
  • Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) – ReplicaR
  • Cognata – SimCloud
  • Elektrobit Automotive – Testlab by EB
  • Imatest and Furonteer – Imatest-Furonteer Geometric Camera Calibration Solution
  • Metamoto – Simulation as a Service
  • TATA ELXSI – AR V2X Tool
  • Uniquesec – Advanced Frequency-domain automotive radar target simulator (ASGARD1)

Most Innovative Application of Computer Vision            

  • Algolux – Eos robust perception
  • Brodmann17 – Computer Vision solution
  • Cognata – Simulation Solution
  • DeepScale – Pixel-level distance prediction
  • Eyeris – In-vehicle Scene Understanding AI
  • General Motors – Single-shot monocular stixel detection using deep convolutional nets

View full list of finalists here:

“The last two AutoSens Awards evenings have been great fun, but to see the delight on the faces of the winners had been a real motivation to augment and improve the event this year. We’ve reworked the categories to make them as relevant as possible and aligned with industry activities. And we’ve used new tools behind the scenes to help us better manage the high numbers of entries and the judging process. Innovation is as strong as ever in vehicle perception technologies, and we’re proud to provide a platform for industry peers to celebrate not just technical achievements, but the whole gamut of excellence that drives technology forwards.” comments Robert Stead, Managing Director of Sense Media, organisers of the AutoSens Awards.

He continues, “Last year, the event was attended by the President of SAE, among other prestigious guests, all of whom enjoyed an evening of fine food and wine, comedy, and the company of fellow engineers and academics who have made an impact at a global level in this diverse but focused industry sector. After a flood of high-quality entries, we are looking forward to our busiest and most fiercely-fought competition yet, welcoming many new faces as well as members of our regular AutoSens family.”

The finalist’s entries from each category will be studied by our world-class judging panel over the summer months, and the winners will be announced at The Atomium Brussels on the evening of 18 September 2019. There are a very limited number of tickets available for this intimate ceremony.

Notable figure heads on the judging panel include:

  • Mohannad Murad, Technical Specialist, General Motors
  • Divya Argarwal, Staff Software Engineer, NIO
  • Robin Jenkin, Principal Image Quality Engineer, NVIDIA

View full list of judges here >>

Alongside the Awards ceremony, the evening includes a full line-up of entertainment at the iconic Atomium venue in Brussels, a three-course dinner, comedy act, goody bags for the guests 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.

Awards Sponsors in 2019

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