35 finalists to vie for 2019 Automotive News PACE Awards

DETROIT — Auto-parts suppliers specializing in sensor technology, artificial intelligence and connected mobility are among the 35 finalists for the 2019 Automotive News PACE Awards.

The list, announced Friday, reflects the degree to which parts markers are embracing change to deliver industry-moving technology innovations.

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

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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

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