Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: Innovation Awards Presented

The 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 has given away innovation awards in honour of innovations in the automotive aftermarket since 1996. The ten winners in three categories were chosen from a total of 120 entries. The jury of eight experts was made up of representatives of the industry, trade, associations, science and media. The judging criteria were innovative content, solution excellence, functionality, aftermarket relevance, safety, security, quality, contribution to environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability.

“Many companies orientate their innovation cycles to the dates of Automechanika Frankfurt”, said Automechanika Frankfurt Director Olaf Musshoff at the awards ceremony on the first day of the fair. “The density of innovations at Automechanika is incomparable. The Automechanika Innovation Awards are a valuable orientation aid for tomorrow’s trends in the sector.”

The winners:

Parts & Components

FIAMM Energy Technology S.p.A.: FIAMM AGM powerCUBE batteries for trucks

FIAMM AGM powerCUBE is a new range of batteries for heavy commercial vehicles and meets the requirements for medium to long distances

Electronics & Systems

OSRAM GmbH: OSRAM LEDriving® Golf VII headlamp

OSRAM LEDriving® Golf VII headlamps offer a legal performance and design upgrade for halogen-based Golf VII models. All light functions offer the latest LED technology: dipped, main, driving, position and indicating lights. Safety in traffic also plays a major role.

Accessories & Customizing

Enganches y Remolques Aragón: IntegraLED Trailer Socket

IntegraLED Trailer Socket is a lighting system for easier fitment and connection to the trailer socket and is normally installed beneath or behind the rear bumper of the towing vehicle, near the towing hook.

Repair & Maintenance

MEYLE AG: MEYLE HD Slotted Bush Kit with Tool

Time and resource saving repairs: with the MEYLE HD Slotted Bush Kit, which includes a specially developed tool, Hamburg-based MEYLE offers a complete smart-repair kit for replacing defective BMW rear-axle control arm bushes in selected 5, 6 and 7 series and X 5 models

Repair & Diagnostics

AVL DiTEST GmbH: AVL DiTEST AKAM – acoustic camera

Designed for automobile applications, the acoustic camera combines several microphones with a camera and enables the user to locate the source and intensity of disturbing noises exactly. The source of the noise is shown in colour on the

Dealer & Workshop Management

PE Data GmbH: QR.VIN

Ordering parts is frequently a laborious and frustrating process. The solution: a sticker, which can be stuck to every truck and trailer and be activated in next to no time in the dealer webshop. Thereafter, every order is child’s play for the workshop: simply scan the QR code and effortlessly place the order

Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions

Robert Bosch GmbH: Bosch Common Augmented Reality Platform (CAP)

Augmented reality (AR) adds a digital dimension to reality in the form of helpful supplementary information, such as videos, images and explanations. Bosch has developed an AR solution resulting in new applications for the training sector, e.g., technical courses for workshop personnel.

Classic Cars Products & Services

AVL DiTEST GmbH: AVL DiTEST – Multisense 1000

AVL DiTEST Multisense 1000 (MS 1000) is a special sensor for an oscilloscope that can be used as an ignition stroboscope, dynamic luxmeter, optical light-reflex sensor, dynamic microphone, stethoscope, magnetic-field detector and LED torch.

OE Products & Services

VALEO Services SAS: A/C loop R-744

The Valeo R-744 Air-Conditioning System operates without any chemical refrigerant. This air-conditioning solution with a natural refrigerant is the first of its kind worldwide.

Truck Products & Services

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH: Electronic Air Control (EAC)

EAC innovations:

– Intelligent control of the clutch compressor

– Modular service concept

– EconX EAC1

– Integration of the electronic parking brake

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