Amsterdam, January 7, 2019

On February 11, the jury will announce which groundbreaking products, services, and concepts have won the prestigious Automotive Innovation Award. But what does the Dutch public think of the innovations? The organizers have introduced a special public’s prize to find out. All finalists compete for the public’s prize. You can vote at www.automotiveinnovationpublieksprijs.nl(Dutch only).

 The finalists of the Automotive Innovation Award 2019 have been announced. Nine innovations are now competing for the highest honors in the categories Technology, Services, and Challenging Concepts. Voting for the special public’s prize will take place while the professional jury also makes its own final selection.

Board chair Peter Niesink explains, “A professional jury led by Jan Peter Balkenende will choose the winners in each category based on strict criteria. The public’s prize is different – the public will make a choice without the opinions of the jury. For each innovation, the ANWB has indicated concrete advantages for the consumer. The public’s prize allows more people to participate in the process and also makes visible what the broader public finds important in terms of automotive innovation.”

A real public’s prize
The innovation that receives the most votes at www.automotiveinnovationpublieksprijs.nl will win the Automotive Innovation Award Public’s Prize. The nine candidates for the public’s prize are, in alphabetical order:

Bosal – EGHRScars with EGHRS warm up faster and use less fuel

Crossyn – Advanced Analytics Platformthe connected car makes driving transparent, easy, and worry-free

Forze Hydrogen – Forze Hydrogen Electric Racing:hydrogen is the fuel of the future, even for race cars

Koopman Logistics – VIN Ledgersee exactly when your new car will be delivered

Lightyear – Lightyear One: the first solar-powered family car

Monotch – TLEX: connects the driver to everything happening around them

Punch Powertrain – DT2: a clever transmission system  with room for an electric engine

RDW – Voertuigrijbewijs: automonous vehicles also have to take a driving test

Tribus – Tribus Movitas: the electric city bus of the future

 Exciting final contest
The public’s prize adds an extra dimension to the Automotive Innovation Award 2019. The announcement of the winner will take place during the awards ceremony on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Louwman Museum in The Hague. You can vote until January 26. Ten voters will be randomly chosen to receive an ANWB Connected package worth €110.00, which can reduce spending, emissions, and time by providing valueable insight into the condition of your car.