For 26 years, the Automotive News PACE Awards have heralded the industry’s best commercialized game-changing innovations. The increased tempo of change has been driving vast innovation in processes, products and systems that are through the pilot phase, but have not been brought to market.

Automotive News PACEpilot is the new program that reviews and recognizes innovations from suppliers, including startups, that have reached a working pilot demonstration phase but are not yet commercialized with a contracted sale. Traditional and non-traditional automotive suppliers are encouraged to submit their innovations for review in the inaugural PACEpilot program.