Articles, Level 5 Autonomous Driving, Perception & Sensor Tech

Tech.AD Europe Award 2020

Berlin, March 02, 2020: The Tech.AD Europe took place for the 7th time on March 02 – 03 and presented a fully packed program comprising of icebreaker roundtable discussions, case studies, streams, interactive World Café, Challenge Your Peers sessions, Auto Scale startup lounge and as well as the Driving Day 2020. 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 L4+ automation.

With this year’s Tech.AD Europe, we received tremendous feedback and inspiring award applications. Presented by we.CONECT and AVL Zala ZONE, moderated by Peter Simon (Sales & Business Development Manager, AVL Zala ZONE), the award evening took place on Monday, March 2, 2020. This year, the Tech.AD Europe award exclusively honored exceptional projects in the three categories:

1. Most Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles & Respective Technologies
2. Most Outstanding Autonomous Vehicle Technology Innovation of the Year
3. Most Advanced Real-Life Testing & Simulation Techniques in Autonomous Driving

Our jury members Carlo van Driesten (BMW Group), George de Boer (TomTom) and Gunnar Pflug (TÜV Rheinland) have evaluated all the applications and nominated the seven best projects. Each of the nominees presented their AD project/ solution via a short video or a pitch.
The attendees of the award dinner had then to choose their favourite project via live voting, showing outstanding effort in taking autonomous driving to the next level.

Proud winner of the Tech.AD Europe Award 2020 in the first category is algolux with their Eos Robust Perception Software. Runner-up in the same category was ZF Friedrichshafen with their project ‘Active Monitoring using Reinforcement Learning’. In the second category, Velodyne LiDAR won with Velabit™ - a $100 ADAS lidar sensor. The second place went to Horizon Robotics with their ‘Horizon Matrix™ Autonomous Driving Computing Platform’ and the third place to Valens with their project ‘VA608x Chipset Family’. The winner of the third category is atlatec with their scenario database for simulation, followed by Hella Aglaia with the project ‘Traffic Sign Verifier’ on the second place.

All Tech.AD award winners received an exclusive trophy and certificate as a recognition for their outstanding performance. In addition, we.CONECT donated 1.000 € on behalf of the winners to support aff Galerie e.V., this year’s charity project.

About the Tech.AD Event Series:

Founded in 2012, Tech.AD Europe has quickly become Europe’s leading conference for OEMs, Tier Ones and automotive suppliers to meet and discuss the technical road ahead for autonomous vehicles and respective ADAS technologies. One year after the event was established in Europe, Tech.AD was successfully held in the USA. At both events, international autonomous vehicle experts give insights into their innovations, concepts and present the latest results in their research and workings on autonomous vehicles. The different conference formats address a variety of thematic areas relevant to a cross-industry AD audience from companies like Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Zenuity, NVIDIA, Bosch, Continental, Denso, Delphi, Volvo, Groupe PSA, Renault, Hyundai, Tesla, May Mobility, zoox and many more.

In 2018, we.CONECT Global Leaders won the Conference Award 2018 in the category “Best Conference Series” for the Smart Mobility and Automotive Event series – of which Tech.AD belongs to. The first edition of the Tech.AD China will be held from May 06-07, 2019 in Shanghai. The B2B event series is organized by we.CONECT Global Leaders, which specialized in creating interactive business events and business communities, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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