AutoSens 2018: Hardware Innovation Award Winners

Robert Bosch named Winner at AutoSens Awards 2018

At a dazzling award ceremony held in one of the iconic spheres of the Atomium in Brussels on September 19th 2018, the industry’s most accomplished figures mixed with the new entrants looking to make a splash by winning an AutoSens Award. Professionals from across the international realm of automotive technology gathered at the Atomium to celebrate the brightest minds, best companies, smartest organisations and most influential projects. Part of the international AutoSens vehicle perception conference and exhibition, the Awards, now in their second year, were judged by a world-class panel drawn from OEMs, Tier 1s and Tier 2s, industry organisations and academia to assure a robust process.

Robert Bosch was named winner of the Hardware Innovation Award sponsored by IMS for 2018. They were awarded the trophy for their development work on the dynamic test stand (DTS), a product of Image Engineering.

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The Hardware Innovation Award recognises a recent hardware product, technical team or company that has contributed most to the technical development of vehicle perception.

Robert Stead, Managing Director of Sense Media Group, Director of the AutoSens Awards was delighted with the event:“Nominations almost doubled compared to last year’s event, so it was a difficult task to whittle down the shortlist, but we are very happy to have such an exciting winners list of industry trail-blazers including those at the forefront of development of vehicle perception systems. The AutoSens Awards do much more than simply recognise individual and corporate technical innovation, we also have categories covering academic achievement and educational programmes, an increasingly important aspect of this industry as we strive to inspire and equip the next generation of engineers.”

On the positive result for Robert Bosch he said “Robert Bosch, as a leading Tier 1 have always been at the forefront of technology development in automotive, and vehicle perception is no exception. They set the example to follow by placing safety right at a heart of their innovation process, and I'm sure will play out to be one of the key contributors in delivering autonomous vehicles to the general public in the future.”

Feedback from the judging panel added: “The judging panel were impressed by the dynamic test stand (DTS), developed in partnership with Image Engineering - Robert Bosch prepared the ground for testing the important parameters of cameras to ensure high quality images, resulting in a high detection probability of objects under various lighting situations. This is essential for the future safety of autonomous vehicles and is also recognized by the IEEE P2020 standardization project.”

Shortlisted nominees also in the category included NXP Semiconductors, Cepton, Renesas Electronics, OmniVision Technologies and Velodyne LiDAR

Watch this space for nominations to open for AutoSens Awards 2019, with brand new categories to enter