Why should you take part?

  • Increase visibility of your business: Your project will find reference in our marketing campaigns including mailings, reports, evaluations and press releases and will therefore spread the word about your outstanding performance internationally
  • Boost your project: Foster enthusiasm and prestige of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members
  • Help a good cause: we.CONECT will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate € 1,000 to support their individual projects
  • Tech.AD Award
  • Review
  • Charity
  • T&Cs

The Tech.AD Berlin took place for the 5th time on March 04-07, 2018 and presented a fully packed programme comprising icebreaker round table discussions, case studies, streams, interactive World Café and Challenge Your Peers sessions, Auto Scale start-up lounge, a post-conference workshop as well as the launch of the Tech.AD Driving Days. The event is Europe’s leading knowledge exchange platform bringing together 350+ stakeholders who are playing an active role in the vehicle automation scene discussing technical challenges for vehicle automation L4+.

With the 5th anniversary of the Tech.AD Berlin, we’ve taken the opportunity to launch the Tech.AD awards and have received tremendous feedback and inspiring award applications. Presented by we.CONECT and moderated by Brendan Chan, Tech. Specialist (Vehicle Dynamics at Navistar) the award evening took place on Monday, March 05, 2018. Prior to the event we have received many outstanding applications, which were carefully reviewed and rated by our expert jury.

Our Tech.AD Award Jury 2018

We’re proud to announce this year’s Tech.AD Berlin Award winners

Our finalists in the category ‘Most Innovative Active Safety or ADAS Technology/Product/Service’:
Winner: Arbe Robotics
Runner-up: LeddarTech

Our finalists in the category ‘Most Advanced Real-Life Testing & Simulation Techniques in Autonomous Driving:
Winner: iMar
Runner-up: BestMile

Winner of the ‘Special Jury Award’: Renesas

All Tech.AD award winners received an exclusive trophy and certificate as recognition for their outstanding performance. In addition we.CONECT also donated 1,000 € on behalf of the winners to support a charity project. This year we selected the Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung and we were honoured to welcome Alexander Bahn to the event who represented the charity and shared a few insights into their honourable day to day work.

Tech.AD Award Winner 2018

Proud winner of the Tech.AD Award 2018 in the category ‘Most Innovative Active Safety or ADAS Technology/Product/Service’ was Arbe Robotics and their project ‘Ultra High Resolution Radar’, a patented high resolution 4D imaging which is bringing the power of radar to autonomous driving. Runner-up in the same category was LeddarTech with their project ‘LeddarCore SoC’ – The world’s first solid-state LiDAR System-on-Chip (SoC) for ADAD/AD mass-market deployments.

The second category ‘Most Advanced Real-Life Testing & Simulation Techniques in AD’ was won by iMar Navigation and their project entry ‘iSWACO-ARGUS’ which provides the ground infrastructure for verification of highly and fully automated driving vehicles. Runner-up in the same category was BestMile with their project ‘Switzerland’.

Well-deserved winner of the special jury award was Renesas with their R-Car V3M-based front camera solution for advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD).

Supporting a good cause is at the very heart of our ambitions. Throughout the years we have carefully researched and selected charities that are close to our heart and deserve special recognition.

Tech.AD Award Charity Partner 2018: Children’s Cancer Charity – Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung

The German children’s cancer charity is committed to support children, who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families and helps them to improve their quality of live. Their everyday work comprises counselling, accompanying families through their journey to recovery and the support through social funds should families run into financial difficulties.

The German children’s cancer charity supports and finances patient-oriented research projects in order to increase the young patients’ chances of a full recovery, ensure safe treatments and find new therapies so that long term implications can be reduced to a minimum or completely eliminated.

They also established the ‘Waldpiraten-Camp’ which is located close to Heidelberg and is unique in Germany. It’s a rehabilitation, recreation and leisure camp which helps children to regain their strength and build-up their courage after winning the battle with cancer so they can return to their everyday and happy life.

Terms and Conditions

  • All details must be submitted in English
  • The submitted application should be related to an Autonomous Driving project at your company
  • Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered
  • The implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years
  • A company may nominate more than one project for the award
  • The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category
  • All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual / corporate design
  • The video will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on March 04, 2019
  • Besides being used for evaluation-purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published in further channels (website/portal/social media) by we.CONECT
  • By submitting the application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT
  • We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organisation before applying
  • Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines
  • Failure to submit an award video (or further project documentation that is required at the event) within the given time frame, may unfortunately result in disqualification
  • All nominees must be present at the award evening or alternatively send a representative
  • No applications for the Tech.AD Awards will be considered after the deadline as indicated on the website

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