2015 PACE Awards

2015 PACE winners and finalists

  Game-changing suppliers seek PACE Awards
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Game-changing suppliers seek PACE Awards
With pressure mounting to save fuel, cut weight, improve safety and connect to the Internet, automakers increasingly are turning to major suppliers for solutions. ...

» CLICK HERE for more stories, video and past winners
CLICK ON COLUMN HEADERS TO SORT BY FIELD / Click on Company or Innovation for more detail
Newly Updated: Denotes PACE Award winners
» Company Year What Innovation First Customer Web Site
    Improved traction for fwd vehicles
    Volkswagen Golf GTI, November 2013
    Low-cost substrate for transmission computers
    Mercedes-Benz seven-speed transmission, February 2012
    Standard HVAC units for many vehicles
    Toyota, December 2013
    Elegant rear window
    2015 Ford F-150
    Better bird's-eye view for driver
    2015 Volkswagen Passat
    On-board calls for service appointments
    Hyundai vehicles equipped with Blue Link, September 2012
    Steerable rear wheels
    2014 Porsche 911 GT3
    With coolant, turbo cuts weight, extends life of catalytic converter
    BMW, 2015
    Knee airbag built into Mustang's glove box
    Ford Mustang, fall 2014
    Seal for shafts cuts friction losses
    Volvo, August 2013
    Cooling gallery makes piston more durable
    Audi, February 2012
    Programmable computer keeps infotainment fresh
    Tesla Model S, June 2012
    Flexible adhesive holds i3 together
      Alternator eliminates voltage drop, boosting efficiency
      2016 Audi A6
      Paint method eliminates primer baking
      Ford Transit, August 2013
      Compact package for radar vision
      Volvo XC90, January 2015
      Automatic park lock for electric vehicles
      BMW i3, September 2013
      Lightweight gear shifter for Audi
      Audi, June 2014
      Detector keeps driverís hands on wheel
      BMW i3, September 2013
      More efficient torque converter
      Mazda2, July 2014
      Dry clutch works smoothly as temperature varies
      GM, August 2014

    36 supplier innovations named PACE Award finalists

    2:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2014
    Thirty-six innovations in a diverse range from adhesives to vision systems are finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

    Apply for PACE Awards by Aug. 29

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

    Time to apply for PACE supplier awards

    12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

    Innovation, safety are winners at PACE Awards

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

    Safety innovators win 3 PACE Awards

    9:15 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014

    Innovation is quirky, but suppliers coax ideas with well-tested methods

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
    Latest digital edition
    Digital Edition Archive
    Table of Contents
     Automotive News
    Special Report
    A dealership of tomorrow built on yesterday's values

    A dealership of tomorrow built on yesterday's values

    A return policy inspired by Walmart. A talk-to-every (nearby) customer mandate. A no-cursing culture. These are just some of the hallmarks of Jenkins & Wynne Ford Lincoln Honda. Mon., March 23
    » Watch the Video
    News by Brand