IATIA 2017 Awards Innovation And Achievement In The Auto Industry

IATIA 2017 Awards Innovation Achievement Auto Industry
IATIA 2017 Awards Innovation And Achievement In The Auto Industry

Auto Tech Review organised the 4th edition of the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA) on 15 December, 2018 at Delhi. The IATIA recognises local engineering and technology development, major improvements in engineering processes, as well as significant technical upgrades. The IATIA did not just focus on the end products that are manufactured, but also on the various technical challenges encountered along the way.

The IATIA 2017 featured awards across nine categories - engines, transmissions, safety, convenience, environment, technology innovation, student innovation, automotive tech startup and readers’ choice technology. The awards function was provided support by sponsors and partners including COMSOL, LucasTVS, SAEINDIA, AutoNebula, 100 Open Startups, Worldwide Academia Industry Network, Frost & Sullivan, Express Drives and 24 Frames Digital.

All entries were screened by our external jury members comprising distinguished industry professionals like Shrikant R Marathe (Ex-Director, Automotive Research Association of India), Dr RK Malhotra (President, SAEINDIA and Director General, Petroleum Federation of India), Dr Arun Jaura (Managing Director, Michelin India Technology Centre LLP), Sajid Mubashir (Scientist G, DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility, Govt of India) and Kaushik Madhavan (Head - Automotive & Transportation Practice, Frost & Sullivan).

In addition, a separate group of jury members was formed for the Automotive Tech Startup of the Year – a new category added this year. The jury members comprised CV Raman (Senior Executive Director – Engineering - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd), Chetan Maini (Vice Chairman, Sun Mobility), Dilip Chenoy (Chairman, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology and Ex-MD & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation), Avik Chattopadhyay (Co-Founder, Expereal), Deepak Jain (Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd), Kaushik Madhavan (Head - Automotive & Transportation Practice, Frost & Sullivan), Dr Prakash Sharma (Head of Mentorship Programme, AutoNebula) and Deepangshu Dev Sarmah (Editor–in–Chief, Auto Tech Review).

 

Below is the detailed list of winners of the IATIA 2017:

 

CATEGORY POSITION  PRODUCT WINNER
Engine of the Year – 4W, Under 1.5 L, Petrol WINNER 1 L Boosterjet (Baleno) Maruti Suzuki India 
       
Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L, Petrol WINNER 1.6 L Gamma (Verna) Hyundai Motor India 
       
Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L, Petrol SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 3.8 L VR38DETT V6 (GT-R) Nissan Motor India 
       
Engine of the Year – 4W,  Under 1.5 L , Diesel SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 1.5 L Turbodiesel (Nexon) Tata Motors
       
Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L , Diesel WINNER 2 L, D5 (V90 Cross Country) Volvo Auto India
       
Engine of the Year – 2W, Under 250 cc SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 249 cc FI (FZ25) India Yamaha Motor
       
Engine of the Year – 2W, Above 500 cc WINNER 765 cc, 3-cylinder (Street Triple S) Triumph Motorcycles India
       
Transmission of the Year – 4W, Manual WINNER 6-speed TA6300 (Nexon) Tata Motors
       
Transmission of the Year – 4W, Automatic WINNER 7-speed DSG DQ500 (Tiguan) Volkswagen India 
       
Transmission of the Year – 2W, Automatic SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 6-speed DCT (Africa Twin) Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India
       
Transmission Technology of the year SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 4th Generation AMT Magneti Marelli India 
       
Safety Technology of the Year (Supplier) SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION Advanced Driver Assistive Systems – Co-Pilot The Hitech Robotics Systemz
       
Safety Technology of the Year (OEM) WINNER Nissan Connect – Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) Nissan Motor India
       
Environment Technology of the Year (Supplier) WINNER Duratrap® AT Partial Filter  Corning
       
Environment Technology of the Year (OEM) SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION Ecosense Mahindra & Mahindra
       
Convenience Technology of the Year (Supplier) WINNER Infotainment system – "The New Age XUV" Visteon India
       
Convenience Technology of the Year (OEM) WINNER Connected Apps – XUV500 Mahindra & Mahindra
       
Technology Innovation of the Year (OEM) WINNER Eco Coating Technology (Verna) Hyundai Motor India
       
Technology Innovation of the Year (Supplier) WINNER Steering Gear with Optimum Output Torque-to-Weight Ratio Rane TRW Steering System
RUNNER-UP Hybrid System for Two-Wheelers INA Bearings India
     
Student Innovator of the Year WINNER Cargo Ground Build-up Systems (CGBS) IIT, Madras
RUNNER-UP Wheel Hub for Tractors SRM University, Chennai
     
Automotive Tech Startup of the Year WINNER Freight Logistics Platform FreightBazaar
1st RUNNER-UP Ola Play ANI Technologies 
2nd RUNNER-UP Disruptive Analytics Alteryx Automotive Analytics
     
Readers' Choice Technology of the Year WINNER HET Tyres Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

 

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