Automechanika Innovation Awards Announced

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In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt, the Automechanika Innovation Awards for 2018 have been subdivided into three categories—Nominee, Finalist and Winner—to raise visibility of the awards.

This year Bosch won in the category of Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions. Bosch’s Common Augmented Reality Platform (CAP) adds a digital dimension to reality in the form of helpful supplementary information, such as videos, images and explanations. Bosch’s AR solution has resulted in new applications for the training sector, e.g., technical courses for workshop personnel.

And for the second time, the jury presented the ‘Green Award’ for the most sustainable new product among all entries to Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH for its Electronic Air Control (EAC). This new product was also the winner of the Automechanika Innovation Award in Truck Products & Services category.

The ten winners in three categories were chosen from a total of 120 entries. The winning Innovation Award entries can be seen together with those of the finalists in an interactive exhibition in the ‘Festhalle’ of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. For the first time, there will be guided tours to the exhibition stands of these companies during the fair.

The following are the winners:

Parts & Components

FIAMM AGM powerCUBE is a new range of batteries for heavy commercial vehicles and meets the requirements for medium to long distances.

Electronics & Systems

OSRAM LEDriving Golf VII headlamps offer a legal performance and design upgrade for halogen-based Golf VII models. All light functions offer the latest LED technology.

Accessories & Customizing

The IntegraLED Trailer Socket by Enganches y Remolques Aragón, is a lighting system for easier fitment and connection to the trailer socket and is normally installed beneath or behind the rear bumper of the towing vehicle, near the towing hook.

Repair & Maintenance

The MEYLE HD Slotted Bush Kit includes a specially developed tool. The Hamburg-based MEYLE offers a complete smart-repair kit for replacing defective BMW rear-axle control arm bushes in selected 5, 6 and 7 series and X 5 models.

Repair & Diagnostics

Designed for automobile applications, the acoustic camera from AVL DiTEST GmbH, combines several microphones with a camera and enables the user to locate the source and intensity of disturbing noises.

Dealer & Workshop Management

Streamline parts ordering with a sticker from PE Data, GmbH, which can be attached to every truck and trailer and then be activated in the dealer webshop. The workshop simply scans the QR code to place the order.

Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions

The Common Augmented Reality Platform(CAP) from Robert Bosch adds a digital dimension to reality in the form of helpful supplementary information, such as videos, images and explanations. Bosch has developed an AR solution resulting in new applications for the training sector, including technical courses for workshop personnel.

Category: Classic Cars Products & Services

The AVL DiTEST Multisense 1000 (MS 1000) is a special sensor for an oscilloscope that can be used as an ignition stroboscope, dynamic luxmeter, optical light-reflex sensor, dynamic microphone, stethoscope, magnetic-field detector and LED torch.

OE Products & Services

The Valeo R-744 Air-Conditioning System from Valeo Services SAS, operates without any chemical refrigerant. This air-conditioning solution with a natural refrigerant is the first of its kind worldwide.

Truck Products & Services

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH, Electronic Air Control (EAC) innovations:

  • Intelligent control of the clutch compressor
  • Modular service concept
  • EconX EAC1
  • Integration of the electronic parking brake.
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