October 2020 As part of the eMove360° Hybrid 2020 Conference & Exhibition for Mobility 4.0 electric – connected-autonomous (October 20-22), the finalists of the world’s most important award for new mobility were announced on the evening October 20. The expert jury of the eMove360° Award for electromobility & autonomous driving had nominated the most innovative and promising submissions for mobility. In the categories Mobility Concepts & Services, Charging & Energy, Battery & Powertrain, Automated Driving & Electronics as well as Electric Vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle, the jurors selected a total of ten companies as finalists. The category winners were honored for the first time in the extraordinary ambience of the coal bunker, MOTORWORLD Munich on Tuesday, October 20, the first evening of the eMove360° Hybrid 2020. Despite the gala concept adapted to the Covid19 restrictions, with a limited number of exclusively invited guests on site and several hundred virtual guests from politics, business and the media, it was a festive evening.
Award patron Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, emphasizes: “The eMove360° and the eMove360° Award are ideal platforms for presenting innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to an international audience. At the same time, the exhibitors have the opportunity to exchange ideas. The companies and institutions represented here have accepted the challenge of electromobility and found innovative answers. I am therefore happy to take on the patronage as a sign of political support.”
“We would like to thank all of the applicants and jurors who, despite these difficult times, did not bury their heads in the sand and continue to promote the new mobility with innovative products,” says Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and one of the Pioneers of New Mobility in Germany.
“The range of submissions for the fourth edition of the eMove360° Award remains pleasantly broad for a B2B technology prize: From start-ups that are breaking new ground in technology or developing intelligent concepts for tomorrow’s mobility to established companies in the automotive industry that provide practical answers to pressing questions that the switch from fossil fuel to sustainable mobility entails ”.
Celebrity support via video
The longtime eMove360° Award ambassador, actor, author and documentary filmmaker Hannes Jaenicke sent his greetings to the guests by video. “There has been movement in the subject of electromobility, not least because of the eMove360°. I am optimistic that at some point we will drive through clean city centers, over the countryside and highways without particulate matter, diesel and combustion engine stink. The struggle, the commitment, the science and the energy that was put into the topic would have been worth it. Electromobility does not cause any noise, does not smell, is environmentally friendly and is simply fun! “, Hannes Jaenicke summarizes his commitment to electromobility.
Small and large companies recognized for innovative solutions
The coveted trophy in the Electric Vehicle category went to the Augsburg-based Quantron AG as the only full-range provider in Europe for electric and H2 mobility solutions for commercial vehicles and buses. In the Autonomous Vehicle category, ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its subsidiary 2getthere were named winners for their transport system with automated and autonomous vehicles, the Group Rapid Transit Shuttle (GRT3). Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LIDAR systems can make a significant contribution to the breakthrough in autonomous mobility. Scantinel Photonics GmbH, a spin out from Carl Zeiss AG, is the only European company in the field of commercial FMCW LIDAR systems and was the winner in the Automated Driving & Electronics category. Webasto convinced the jury of experts with a modular standard battery system for commercial vehicles that combines the price advantages of a scalable plug-and-play mass product with the accuracy of a customer-specific solution. Battery-buffered charging stations are the central element of MOVE by Uniper, the winner in the Charging & Energy category. They enable fast charging options for EVs, especially at decentralized locations, without the need for a grid connection. The innovative transport and mobility ecosystem UCCON (Universal Chassis for Customized Operations and New Mobility) from Teamobility GmbH received the award in the Mobility Concepts & Services category.
The winners an Finalists of the eMove360 ° Award 2020 at a glance
Electric Vehicle: Qantron AG
Autonomous Vehicle: ZF Friedrichhafen AG – GRT3
Mobility Concepts & Services: Gewinner Teamobilty GmbH – UCCON
Finalisten: Ottobahn und Tirol-Adria KG des Albert Mairhofer & Co
Charging & Energy: Gewinner: MOVE by Uniper
Finalist: KOSTAD Steuerungsbau GmbH – PowerMod 2.0
Battery & Powertrain: Gewinner: Webasto Roof & Components SE – CV Standard Battery System
Finalist: Gustav Klein GmbH & Co. KG – Multichannel Infeed Test System
Automated Driving & Electronics: Scantinel Photonics GmbH – FMCW LIDAR: Game changer for autonomous mobility
Cluster Manager BayernInnovativ
Advisor for the city of Munich for health and the environment
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Automotive TÜV SÜD
Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp
Chair of Vehicle Technology at the Technical University of Munich
CEO & Publisher, MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH
Prof. Dr. Josef Naßauer
Cluster Automotive Bayern
Chairman BSM e.V.
Dr. Günter Schipper
Head of Automotive, VDE testing and certification institute