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The TU-Automotive Awards & Kick Off Party - A Premier Networking Event For Automotive Technology

A fun and informal setting to network with the innovators of the industry.

The TU-Automotive Awards are the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car industry. Celebrate the talent across automotive technology the day before TU-Automotive Detroit

Celebrating Real Connected Car Innovation

A fun evening for premium networking before TU-Automotive Detroit will gather over 400 of the industry's most senior individuals. Amazing food and drinks will be awaiting you in a glamorous setting. The evening is the hottest ticket in the auto industry calendar. Here's why you should attend:

Enjoy relaxed networking with the inner core of the automotive tech industry, mingle with a select crowd of OEMs, Tier 1's and TSP's to get your TU-Automotive Detroit experience off to a flying start
Be the first to congratulate the winners and find out which companies are the ones to watch in 2018
Make a night of it by sharing this experience with partners, clients and customers to celebrate your hard work and successes

2018 Winners

This year we had 13 awards up for grabs. Including a new award - Industry Choice Company of the Year.

OEM of the Year

Jaguar Land Rover

Best Connected Product/Service

Veniam - Veniam Platform

Best Connected Product/Service for the Commercial Market

Nauto – Nauto

Best Auto Digital Insurance Product/Service

Cambridge Mobile Telematics – DriveWell™

Best ADAS or Autonomous Product/Service

Luminar – Luminar LiDAR

Best Auto Mobility Product/Service

General Motors – Marketplace

Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service

Karamba Security – SafeCAN® by Karamba Security

Best Data/A.I. Product/Service

Mobileye, an Intel company – Mobileye 8 Connect™

Best eMobility Product/Service

TomTom – TomTom EV service

Newcomer of the Year

Ushr, Inc.

Influencer of the Year

Nino Tarantino – CEO, Octo Telematics North America

Rising Star of the Year

Arrun Gibson – VP of Partnerships & Sales, DRVR

Industry Choice Company of the Year

Velodyne LiDAR


TU-Automotive Awards - June 5, 2018

Time - 6:30pm

Location - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Dress Code - Lounge suit & cocktail attire

Order of Ceremony

6.30 - 7.30:    Registration and Drinks

7.45 - 8.15:    Awards Presentation

8.15 - 9.00:    Drinks and Networking

9.00 - 9.30:    Hall of Fame Induction

9.30 - 11.30:    Drinks and Networking

2018's Industry Expert Judges

2018's top industry thought-leaders served as judges for the TU-Automotive Awards 2018. Each judge shared their expertise on the individual category where their knowledge lies. See below the list of judges: