2014 PACE Awards

2014 PACE winners and finalists


  Time to apply for PACE supplier awards
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
Time to apply for PACE supplier awards
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Newly Updated: Denotes PACE Award winners
» Company Year What Innovation First Customer Web Site
    2014
    Airbag inflator eliminates pyrotechnics
    Mini, 2012
    2014
    Simple sensors protect pedestrians
    Mercedes-Benz in Europe, 2011
    2014
    Quick, easy connection
    Chrysler Group, 2010
    2014
    Luxury look with natural fiber
    BMW i3, 2013
    2014
    Responsive steering for big pickups
    Unavailable
    2014
    Pendulum reduces engine vibrations
    Ford Transit, 2013
    2014
    New springs dampen engine vibrations
    Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid, 2012
    2014
    Epoxy eliminates expensive treatment of aluminum
    Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 cabs, 2012
    2014
    Drag reduced in awd
    Range Rover Evoque, 2013
    2014
    Without oily mist, fuel cells work better
    Hyundai Motor Co., 2013
    2014
    Better turbo boosts fuel economy 6 percent
    Volkswagen, May 2012
    2014
    Lasers drill better fuel-injector spray holes
    Audi, 2011
    2014
    High-tech sensing gives drivers better view behind auto
    Unavailable
    2014
    Better valve reduces lurch in stop-start engines
    General Motors, 2013
    2014
    Steel teamwork saves weight on Acura MDX
    2014 Acura MDX
    2014
    New resin eliminates expensive painted trim
    2013 Ford Fusion
    2014
    Feedback from the cloud speeds development
    Visteon Corp. for e-Bee concept car, 2011
    2014
    Heated ethanol solves cold-start hassles
    JAC Motors, 2013
    2014
    Gamers' computer module aids autos
    Tesla Model S, 2012
    2014
    Bosch adopts Linux to speed infotainment development
    CUE infotainment system for the Cadillac SRX, XTS and ATS, 2012
    2014
    Simple and compact transmission saves fuel
    Range Rover Evoque, 2013
    2014
    Driveshaft disconnects when traction unnecessary
    2014 Jeep Cherokee
    2014
    Airbag protects pedestrians
    Volvo V40, 2012
    2014
    Efficient ratio for 18-wheelers
    Paccar, January 2014
    2014
    Engine stops during deceleration
    Suzuki Wagon R, 2012
    2014
    Constant high-beam light without glare
    Audi A8, 2013
    2014
    Coating for aluminum reduces sludge
    2013 Ford F-150
    2014
    Water-cooled refrigerant saves fuel
    Imperia hybrid, a Belgian nameplate, in January 2014
    2014
    Friction stir welding of sealed enclosures and heat exchangers
    BMW and Chrysler vehicles, 2008
    2014
    Fuel tank isolation valve
    Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2012
    2014
    Lead-free bearings for high-performance engines
    Select BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars, 2008
    2014
    High efficiency piston for air conditioning compressor
    Hyundai Sonata, 2003
    2014
    Ventilated seating
    Skoda Superb, 2010
    2014
    Flexible manufacturing process for blow-molded plastic fuel tanks
    Mercedes-Benz S class, 2013
 

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