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Winners of 2014 Automechanika Innovation Awards Unveiled

Sep 26, 2014 | By Quincy Liang

As an important event attached to the world's largest auto-parts trade show Automechanika Frankfurt, the Automechanika Innovation Awards is the most coveted innovation contest in the global automotive industry that honors innovations in auto parts development, pushes the next wave in the industry, and creates potentially promising business opportunities.
 
Held alongside the biennial Automechanika in Frankfurt, the Automechanika Innovation Awards typically builds anticipation among industry professionals as they look forward to seeing not only technological advancements, but also potential moneymakers.

The winners of the 2014 Automechanika Innovation Awards were announced a few days before the show, held Sept. 16-20, 2014. An independent eight-member jury selected the nine winners from 120 entries at a meeting in late August. Sixty-six of the products entered came from Germany and 54 from other countries, says show organizer Messe Frankfurt.

The awards were presented during the Automechanika opening ceremony, with the best products in each category displayed in the Innovation Awards showcase in the Foyer of Hall 4.1 during the show period. Occupying around 305,000 square metres of exhibition space (gross), 4,631 exhibitors from 71 countries (2012: 4,597 from 74 countries) presented products and services from the entire automobile value chain at the 2014 Automechanika Frankfurt, making it the world's most successful international B2B trade-fair brand.

Winners of 2014 Automechanika Innovation Awards

The VDO REDI-SensorThe VDO REDI-Sensor

Category: Parts & Components
Company: Continental Aftermarket GmbH
Product: VDO REDI-Sensor
The VDO REDI-Sensor is a pre-programmed tire-pressure control sensor with universal application  with only three variations, without needing additional programming. With the REDI-Sensor, repair shops are perfectly equipped for the introduction of tire-pressure control systems in Europe.

Category: Electronics & Systems
Company: TEXA S.p.A.
Product: TEXA TMD MK3
TMD MK3 is a multi-brand product for fleet control and tele-mobility.TMD MK3 is a multi-brand product for fleet control and tele-mobility.

TMD MK3 is a multi-brand product for fleet control and tele-mobility unrivalled worldwide. Only TEXA offers a multi-brand diagnosis model that is connected to the vehicle via the Onboard Diagnose (OBD) box. Integrated are 2G, 3G, 4G, and LTE telephone module; Bluetooth 4.0 Classic and LE module; GNSS module; 2 three-axis acceleration sensors, gyroscope, altimeter and double micro-processor.

Category: Accessories
Company: PANNEX AG
Product: PANNEX tire sealant
PANNEX is a new eco-friendly tire sealant for emergency tire repairs.PANNEX is a new eco-friendly tire sealant for emergency tire repairs.

PANNEX is a new, highly effective and environmentally friendly tire sealant for emergency tire repair. Micro-fiber based, the product is fully biodegradable and can seal punctures of up to 8 mm.

Category: Repair & Diagnostics
Company: TEXA S.p.A.
Product: Augmented Reality Glasses by Texa
The augmented reality glasses developed by Texas.The augmented reality glasses developed by Texas.

Developed by TEXA in cooperation with Epson Italia, the Epson BT-200 glasses enable technicians to see all information needed for repair by projecting in front of eyes while they work on  vehicle.

Category: Repair & Maintenance
Company: MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG:
Product: MFP 3000 MAHA dynamometer
The MAHA MFP 3000 dynamometer.The MAHA MFP 3000 dynamometer.

The MAHA MFP 3000 is the first dynamometer to permit a vehicle to be test driven and the safety and driver-assistance systems tested on a hoist, to enable efficient testing  and greater road safety.

Category: IT & Management
Company: Car-O-Liner AB
Product: Vision 2
Vision 2 is the fast, precise and user-friendly software for 3D measuring systems.Vision 2 is the fast, precise and user-friendly software for 3D measuring systems.

Vision 2 is the fast, precise and user-friendly software for 3D measuring systems. It is the modern measuring software Car-O-Liner that guides technicians through entire repair process and carries out centering, measuring and documentation work automatically. The software was developed by Car-O-Liner for use with the Car-O-Tronic™ and PointX™ measuring systems.

Category: OE Products & Services
Company: Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A.
Product: Modular pump
The modular pump helps improve engine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.The modular pump helps improve engine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

The compact, inexpensive device adjusts coolant flow exactly in accordance with engine requirements and cooling-system temperature to help improve engine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.


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