Breaking new technologies for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles dominated the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards Monday night as Canada’s Magna joined 13 other parts suppliers recognized for moving the industry forward.
Magna Electronics won for an artificial intelligence-based angle detection technology that lets Ford F-150 drivers back up a trailer without jackknifing. The 24th annual event was sponsored for the first time by the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA).
Suppliers including A123 Systems, BorgWarner, Continental, IEE and Toyoda Gosei picked up 15 PACE Awards here, including two claimed by branches of Valeo. Innovations in advanced safety, improved vehicle communications and lighter-weight parts and materials to support the drive to electrification snagged almost every 2018 award.