DETROIT -- Two Canadian companies are among the 35 finalists for the 2019 Automotive News PACE Awards, which recognize auto-parts suppliers specializing in sensor technology, artificial intelligence and connected mobility.
The list, announced Friday, includes entries from Exco Engineering of Newmarket, Ont. and Magna Electronics, a division of Magna International. The list reflects the degree to which parts markers are embracing change to deliver industry-moving technology innovations.
Magna Electronics’ augmented reality camera and its solid-state lidar are in the running. Exco Engineering’s 3D-printed die components are also being considered for the awards.
The 35 finalists for the awards, which will be presented April 8 in Detroit, represent 31 companies.
The PACE Awards, in their 25th year, are given to suppliers for game-changing product and process innovations that have succeeded in reaching the market. Winners are determined by an independent panel of judges.
"This global field of PACE finalists illustrates the technological transformation that's taking place in the industry," said J Ferron, PACE director of judging, in announcing the list. For the 2018 program, 15 winners were selected from a field of 33 finalists.
The 2019 Automotive News PACE Awards finalists are:
Aptiv, Troy, Mich.: Automated driving satellite compute platform
ArcelorMittal, Detroit: Hot-stamped laser-welded door ring system
AxleTech, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Integrated electric commercial truck powertrain system
BorgWarner Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.: Dual volute turbocharger for gasoline engines
Bose Corp., Stow, Mass.: Personal sound system
Caresoft Global Inc., Detroit: Computed tomography vehicle benchmarking system
Continental, Auburn Hills, Mich.: CAirS air supply module
Continental, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Gen 3 radar sensor
Continental, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Wheel speed sensor
Cooper Standard, Livonia, Mich.: Artificial intelligence-based polymer compound development
Dana Inc., Maumee, Ohio: Spicer AdvanTEK axle system
Delphi Technologies, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico: High-accuracy fuel level sensor
Exco Engineering, Newmarket, Ontario: 3D-printed die components
Faurecia, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Resonance free pipe
Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Southfield, Mich.: DuraForm-G91 aluminum alloy for diesel pistons
Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Southfield, Mich.: PRiME 3D piston ring software development tool
Flex Automotive Solutions, Farmington Hills, Mich.: NIO interior user experience
Gentherm Inc., Northville, Mich.: Thermoelectric battery thermal management
GKN Driveline, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Modular lightweight front propshaft
Hella, Plymouth, Mich.: Road condition analysis sensor
Lacks Enterprises, Novi, Mich.: Tessera texture technology
Lear Corp., Southfield, Mich.: ConfigurE+ adaptive rear seating rail system
Magna Electronics, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Augmented reality camera
Magna Electronics, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Solid-state lidar
Material Sciences Corp., Canton, Mich.: Smart steel
Plastic Omnium, Troy, Mich.: INWIN plastic fuel tank
Stabilus, Sterling Heights, Mich.: Smart Powerise
Strattec, Auburn Hills, Mich.: Invis-A-Rise power tailgate system
TI Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich.: HEV pressurized plastic fuel tank
Tula Technology Inc., San Jose, Calif.: Dynamic Skip Fire technology
Ushr, Livonia, Mich.: HD advanced drivers map
Valeo Thermal, La Verriere, France: Overmolded organo sheet bolster
Velodyne, San Jose, Calif.: VLS-128 lidar
Voxx Automotive, Troy, Mich.: eFob mobile phone vehicle access system
Yazaki Corp., Susono, Shizuoka, Japan: Multidirectional battery terminal