Shortlisted finalists for 2018 are listed below. Highlighting the greatest design, technical and marketing innovations within the automotive imaging sector, categories celebrate individual contributions, team efforts and company excellence, as well as exploring academic endeavour, start-up excitement and corporate genius.
We received more than 100 separate nominations and shortlisted between 5-7 individuals, organisations or projects in each category. This was passed on to the AutoSens Awards judging panel, where they selected the winners, which were announced at the AutoSens Awards Presentation evening!
Most Engaging Content
The award for most engaging content was open to any individual or organisation who has consistently produced outstanding, engaging, educational or informative content.
- Mentor Graphics, Andrew Macleod
- videantis, Marco Jacobs
- Toyota Motor North America, CSRC, Rini Sherony
- 2025AD, Stephan Giesler
- EE Times, Junko Yoshida
Category sponsored by IMS
The hardware innovation award recognises a recent hardware product, technical team or company that has contributed most to the technical development of vehicle perception.
- NXP Semiconductors
- Velodyne Lidar
- Robert Bosch
The software innovation award recognises a recent piece of software, technical team or company that has contributed most to the technical development of vehicle perception.
- Civil Maps
Most Exciting Start-Up
Category sponsored by Nextchip
A big idea, a dynamic proposition, a brave business model or a firebrand leader – the Most Exciting Start-up award recognises the panel’s view of the most complete package, the genuine intent to create a business, change the world and be known as a force for change in a single small company of motivated, passionate people.
- May Mobility
- Arbe Robotics
Category sponsored by DIBOTICS
The game changer award recognises individuals, product/technical teams or whole companies that have already changed or have the potential to transform the industry. This award recognises an empassioned, unstoppable force for change that has the ability to transform our world view.
- Siddartha Khastgir, WMG, University of Warwick, UK
- Marc Geese, Robert Bosch
- Prof. Nabeel Riza, University College Cork
- NVIDIA and Continental partnership
Category sponsored by OPTIS-SAS
Highlighting the exceptional work across academia, the research award is open to all research projects and programmes seeking to find and share new understanding, ideas and knowledge.
- 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
The best outreach project award recognises the work and influence of education and development projects led by organisations and individuals around the world.
- Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group
- DIY Robocars
Entries for 2019 are open!
NEW for 2019! We have updated our awards categories to align with the changing dynamics of the autonomous vehicle perception industry, in turn increasing the opportunities for more entrants to go home with a much coveted AutoSens Award.