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AJAC Names Innovation Winners

Awards focus on Green, Safety, and Technology.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced the 2020 Automotive Innovation Awards, presented by the Canadian International AutoShow:

Best Green Innovation

Porsche: Taycan 800-Volt Architecture

The Taycan’s 800-volt battery can accept 100 kilometres of charge in just five minutes. Capable of fast charging rates of up to 350 kilowatts through liquid-cooled charging cables, the Taycan is the fastest-charging vehicle on the market and makes electric vehicle travel more convenient than ever.

Best Safety Innovation

Hyundai: Blind Spot View Monitor

This system uses 360-degree camera technology to project a wide-angle view of adjacent lanes into the vehicle’s gauge cluster. When the signal indicator is moved, the centre of the gauge display shows either the left or right lanes so that the driver can execute a safe lane change.

Best Technical Innovation

FCA: Ram Blind Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detection

This technology, available on Ram trucks, automatically detects the length of the trailer when it is connected. Using this information, it can alert the driver if another vehicle is in the vehicle’s or trailer’s blind spot.

“These innovations represent the most significant advancements made by the automotive industry for the 2020 model year in the opinion of our esteemed panel of judges,” said Jim Kerr, Chair of the AJAC Innovation Awards. “We are delighted to be able to identify these technologies for Canadian consumers as features to consider when they shop for their next vehicles.”

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