Award ceremony of the eMove360° Award 2018: Gala for the New Mobility in historical ambience

In the festive atmosphere of the Munich Glyptothek, the winners of the second edition of the eMove360 ° Award for Electromobility and Autonomous Driving were announced on Monday night.

The award was presented in the categories Mobility Concepts & Software, Charging & Energy, Battery, Powertrain, Automated Driving & Electronics and Electric Vehicle. A special reason to celebrate on this unique night, that saw appearances of actor and documentary filmmaker Hannes Jaenicke and singer and entertainer Tobey Wilson as presenters for two Electric Vehicle winners and New Mobility Ambassadors, was given to the winning companies: Hubject from Berlin, wallbe from Schlangen (Northrhine-Westfalia), the Munich-based companies Blickfeld and LION Smart, the Kaufbeuren-based company dynamic E flow, RYTLE from Bremen, the Czech manufacturer MW Motors and the Swiss company SUNCAR located in Zurich. Adrian König-Rannenberg from the University of Applied Sciences Munich received the first special award for student submissions for his self-balancing foldable light electric vehicle.

“We are very pleased to have established the eMove360° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving as an international award. Even though this time we have some winners from Germany, the total participation was at more than 50 percent by international contributors, and so was the share of international finalists. The great task of shaping the mobility of the future employs the best minds around the world – in Munich, in Bavaria, throughout Germany and Europe or even in China – and regularly produces technical innovations and very intelligent concepts with which we can decarbonate mobility in the future. We congratulate all winners and finalists” says Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the eMove360 ° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving 2018.

Young Bavarian companies achieve technology leaps

As in the previous year, several winners were named in the category Electric Vehicle: SUNCAR received the coveted trophy for its e-excavator fleet, as well as RYTLE for its MovR, a 3-wheeler with integrated logistics solution and MW Motors for its LUKA electric retro-car. From a technical point of view, the two winners in the Battery and Powertrain categories are real highlights. The electric motor with integrated capcooltech® by dynamic E flow is – due to its direct cooling which is unique in the world – more efficient, lighter, more robust and cheaper than the (still) common market standard. LION Smart was awarded the prize for its LIGHT Battery concept, which focuses on a lightweight, modular design of the batteries as well as on the communication of the individual cell modules with the battery management system via infrared light.

Blickfeld has also realized an enormous leap in technology with its new LiDAR scanner for autonomous vehicles. With its system which reduces the costs by a factor of 100 compared current systems Blickfeld makes this technology suitable for the mass market. Hubject, winner of the category Mobility Concepts & Services, was awarded the prize for the first ISO15118 ecosystem, which enables communication between the charging station and the vehicle, eliminating the inconvenient identification with different charging cards or smartphone apps. For the first time ever, wallbe’s charging station allows precise calculation of the electricity taken – an important step, especially for public charging stations, to make charging as simple and transparent as the refueling of a fossil vehicle that has been learned over decades.

The winners in the overview

Mobility Concepts & Software: Hubject – Plug&Charge
Charging & Energy: wallbe® – MAX
Automated Driving & Electronics: Blickfeld – LiDAR
Battery: LION Smart – LIGHT Battery Concept
Powertrain: dynamic E flow – electric motor system with integrated capcooltech®
Light Electric Vehicle: RYTLE – MovR
Electric Vehicle: MW Motors – LUKA
Commercial Electric Vehicle: SUNCAR – E-Excavator Fleet
Special Prize Student: Adrian König-Rannenberg – UrmO

The finalists of the eMove360 ° Award 2018 can be seen in a special show in Hall A6 at the Messe Forum.

The jury members of the eMove360° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving at a glance:

Holger Czuday, Cluster Manager, Bayern Innovativ
Alexander Kraus, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Automotive TÜV SÜD
Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp, Chair of Automotive Engineering TU München
Robert Metzger, CEO & Publisher, MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH
Prof. Dr. Josef Nassauer, Cluster Automotive Bayern
Josef Reitberger, Editor-in-Chief CHIP
Thomic Ruschmeyer, Chairman BSM e.V.
Dr. Günter Schipper, Head of Automotive, VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut
Prof. Dr. Gernot Spiegelberg, Corporate Technology, Research in Digitalization and Automation, Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG

The eMove360° Europe 2018 will take place from 16.-18. October on the grounds of Messe München, Entrance East.

About eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe 2018 (October 16-18, 2018, Messe München), international Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous is the world’s largest technology trade fair for electric mobility and connected & autonomous driving. It is also dedicated to sustainable mobility solutions such as car-sharing and intermodal mobility. With its various platforms – the trade show as the annual industry gathering, the eMove360° Award and the MATERIALICA Award, the eMove360° magazine with online news portal, the eMove360° Conferences as well as the eMove360° Club and the e-Monday networking events – eMove360° sees itself as an umbrella brand for the New Mobility and an international marketplace that brings together offer and demand on a global level.

The exhibition’s focus areas are: Vehicles (electric, connected, autonomous), Charging & Energy, Infotainment & Connectivity, Automated Driving & Electronics, Battery & Powertrain, Mobility Concepts & Services, Urban & Mobile Design, Materials & Engineering. Approximately 30 percent of international visitors and around 40 percent of the 300+ exhibitors with headquarters outside of Germany underline the international leadership role of the eMove360° for the mobility of the future. Visitor target groups of the trade fair are developers, designers and IT experts of the big OEM and TIER1 suppliers, as well as buyers and users, such as fleet managers, decision makers in cities, communities, hotels & tourism and service providers.

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