December 5, 2022



2022 Automotive News PACE Awards finalists

Advances in electric vehicles, EV batteries and recharging, automated driving and more have made it to the finalist phase of the 2022 Automotive News PACE Awards.

PACE judges will review the innovations of 31 finalists for the awards, to be presented at a ceremony on Sept. 19 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

In addition, 23 entries have been chosen as finalists for the 2022 Automotive News PACEpilot award.

The PACE Awards, now in their 28th year, are given to suppliers in recognition of a technological innovation in product or process that has reached the commercial market.

The PACEpilot award recognizes pre- commercial, post-pilot innovations in the automotive or future mobility space, including products, processes, software and IT systems.

The 2022 Automotive News PACE Award finalists and their innovations are:

American Axle & Manufacturing
P3 two-speed electric drive technology

Carmel, Ind.
Aptiv central vehicle controller

Bright Way Vision
Tirat Carmel, Israel
Night and all-weather automotive camera

Connected health zone system for vehicles

Auburn Hills, Mich.
CoSmA — Digital vehicle access based on ultra-wideband radio technology

Auburn Hills, Mich.
MK C2 one-box brake system

Dana Inc.
Maumee, Ohio
Spicer electrified e-propulsion and e-power system

Dana Inc.
Maumee, Ohio
Dana TM4 Tautronic X1 inverter for powersports

Dana Inc.
Maumee, Ohio
Metallic bipolar plates with integrated metal bead seal for fuel cells

Auburn Hills, Mich.
High damping PA66 polymer

Dürr Systems Inc.
Southfield, Mich.
Overspray-free paint application

Eberspaecher Controls North America
Brighton, Mich.
Fail operational power module and redundant integrated power sensor

Auburn Hills, Mich.

Fives Cinetic Corp.
Farmington Hills, Mich.
NCW550 parts washer

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Plymouth, Mich.
DIAvent high-flow pressure compensation valve

Innolith Technologies
Basel, Switzerland
Next-generation battery cell

Joyson Safety Systems
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Pyrotechnic battery disconnect for electric and hybrid electric vehicles

Troy, Mich.
Auto-adjusting balance blocks

Troy, Mich.
Augmented reality quality inspection system

Newmarket, Ontario
SmartAccess power door with Haptronik motion control

Newmarket, Ontario
ICON 4D digital radar

Martinrea International US Inc.
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Brake lines with graphene-reinforced materials

Nexteer Automotive
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Automated steering actuator

Santa Clara, Calif.
DRIVE Hyperion autonomous-vehicle development platform

Sonatus Inc.
Sunnyvale, Calif.
Digital Dynamics vehicle platform

TE Connectivity
Berwyn, Pa.
TENDUR surface plating for high-performance EV charging

Southfield, Mich.
OptiCheKK — LED light check to ensure sound cooling gallery of high-performance pistons

Cergy-Pontoise, France
Dual-mass flywheel pendulum damper

Vayyar Imaging
Yehud-Monosson, Israel
4D imaging radar for rider assistance system

Yazaki Corp.
Susono City, Japan
Narrow-focus lens technology for an optical communication system

Yazaki Corp.
Susono City, Japan
Flexible wire with improved routing