Automotive Technologies & Accessories
Discover the latest automotive technology and accessory trends awarded by the German Design Council.
Cinemo Play Anywhere™ enhances Android In-Vehicle Infotainment, turning it into a true multi-seat multimedia powerhouse. In addition, its low latency secure transport protocol allows sharing of premium VOD, apps and games. A finger swipe, and your favourite movie is shared with your companions, or a document to be worked on together. Cinemo GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Our mission is to bring freedom back to mobility. »City Transformer« is an electric vehicle that changes its width and riding behaviour while it drives to outwit traffic and parking. It enables the minimal environmental and physical footprint possible for an effective and practical urban vehicle. City Transformer was awarded Gold in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Faurecia is the market leader in sustainable interiors and aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its materials by 87% by 2030. A decisive contribution is made by the portfolio of NAFILean® and NFPP bio-composites used, for example, for instrument panels. Faurecia was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Woojer seat is the world's first AudioHaptic™ eco system for in-car experiences. Through our patented oscillating tech, we are able to augment your driving sensation as if you could feel your car as an extension of your own body: sense your car's next manoeuvre ahead of time. Experience music and games in a new immersive way. Enjoy an audio-haptic massage. Download new personalised content. icon incar GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The clima e-Van air conditioner is the smallest roof air conditioner on the market. This solution, specially developed for camper vans, is ideal for installation on small roofs without having to remove the roof hatch. In this size, the clima e-Van 7400H is the most powerful air conditioning system on the market. Teleco Group was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Nowadays, new energy vehicles are popular. There are more and more problems about car charging. Car companies are equipped with fixed charging equipment as standard. However, the car owners have a lot of demand for out charging and emergency charging; There are few design considerations in this aspect: Bull UMC + is committed to solving such problems. Gongniu Group Co.,Ltd. was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The design of the »KOSTAL Wallbox« has an expressive shape and impresses with its puristic outlines. The dynamic housing is used for compact cable management and the centrally arranged LED display. The »KOSTAL wallbox« charges quickly, sustainably, and intelligently and uses regenerative energy efficiently. KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The sport exhaust systems from Eisenmann Exhaust Systems have been characterized by a unique design for years. The new »Signature Sidecut« impresses with the fact that it has a cutout in the outer tip of the double tip design on the respective outside of the vehicle. In this cutout there is space for the signature (the embossing of the pipe with the Eisenmann lettering). Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
»Ekin X Spotter« is an artificial intelligence-based traffic enforcement system that can be used both fixed and mobile. The system automatically performs license plate recognition, speed and violation detection. This all-in-one product contains various cameras, sensors, processors, and wireless communication hardware in a small package. Ekin Smart City Technology was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
This design is the rebirth of the Mercedes-Benz V Class and indeed is the epitome of bespoke luxury. The interior of the vehicle is trimmed with the finest leather upholstery, dressed with handcrafted wood and equipped with cutting-edge technology. Every operation is iPad controlled; screen divider, side tables, leg rests, seat massage to name a few. OKCU AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
This level 2 charger is designed around the idea of being adaptable for people’s everyday lives. From a clean and modern home garage to industrial warehouse, the modular design allows for the charger to help organize, decorate, or store items. This charger is available in both wall mount and free-standing versions. The pegboard design works with a series of accessories. Canoo was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The progress in electromobility is rendering domestic charging stations increasingly relevant. The idea of expanding charging devices with interesting and useful features has been implemented multifunctionally with Canoo's level 2 charger. Its modern, high quality appearance, which fits into many surroundings, is impressive. Canoo was awarded Gold in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »ShyTech Display« is a revolutionary and innovative dashboard, where the displays in the vehicle are only visible when they are needed. The high-resolution displays, integrated seamlessly into a two-dimensional formed surface, simulating real wood, otherwise remain invisible reducing the volume of information when driving, increasing concentration and thereby also safety. Continental Automotive GmbH was awarded Gold in the German Design Awards 2022.
Who better to make seats for classic cars than the company that made the original seats in the first place? And who would be better suited as a brand ambassador than one of the best-known faces in motorsports and the classic car scene? For the launch of the RECARO Classic Seats, a 360° campaign was realised that skilfully plays with old and new elements of product communication. RECARO Automotive GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Brand Awards 2021.
The autonomous, driverless, U-Shift electric vehicle concept enables a new type of modularity by separating the driving module from the transport capsule, thus creating new intermodality, new products and business models. The drive module can be used in combination with various capsule types to transport both passengers and goods. STUDIOKURBOS GMBH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
HARMAN’s Live Interactive Virtual Experience (L.I.V.E.) platform is an interactive concert experience connecting people in times of social distancing. The car can become the perfect place for a fully customisable live concert, which is enhanced by the vehicle’s interior and exterior. Through an interactive »fan space«, L.I.V.E. opens a powerful, two-way flow of interaction between fans and performers. HARMAN International was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
HARMAN EV Plus+ is the first audio suite of integrated technologies designed specifically for electric vehicles. Through EV Plus+, OEMs can offer environmentally conscious EV buyers premium audio quality paired with sustainability for the first time. Ecotect System Design delivers superior performance with reduced weight, complexity and power consumption compared to conventional systems. HARMAN International was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
In the Gentherm cell connection systems with MSP technology for Li-ion batteries in electric cars, the complex sensor wiring harnesses are replaced by ultra-flat foil conductors. Advantages include a significant reduction in manufacturing complexity, a simplified and very fast design process, various metal conductor materials, and a modular structure that can be adapted to almost any number of cells. Gentherm GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
In Europe, LED retrofits have not been permitted in cars. NIGHT BREAKER® H7-LED will be the first LED retrofit for low beam* approved in Germany. The plug-and-play solution offers drivers significant advantages: a very high, cool white colour temperature with up to 220% more brightness compared to minimum requirements of the ECE R112, up to five times longer lifespan compared to halogen lamps and an additional 50% less glare. OSRAM was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
The new Z-Control user interface system provides control over all vehicles and components of the ZIEGLER group. Its well structured architecture is easy to understand and simple to interact with using gloves. Safe and intuitive user guidance is supported by coloured light and light animations, only giving access to functions that can be activated at the user interface. Albert Ziegler GmbH, Ziegler Designteam was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
AELUS mobile air purifier for automobiles. Safe on the road in clean air with certified passenger protection. The innovative technology and design of the AELUS combines the highest filtration quality with self-cleaning photocatalytic airlock and UV technology in the most compact space. All this, without the formation of harmful ozone or the emission of UV radiation. Rolfhartge GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
BPW AirSave is a tyre pressure control system for truck trailers that continuously monitors tyre pressure while driving and automatically inflates it to the set value via a control box with booster. If the pressure deviates, for example in the event of a defect, the driver is informed by a warning light that there is a tyre damage. BPW Bergische Achsen KG was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
Continental’s newly developed privacy display allows the front-seat passenger to enjoy multimedia content without distracting the driver from traffic. The combination of a standard light source with an additional, in-house developed privacy backlight allows us to show the screen content either for all passengers, or if needed, only for the front-seat passenger. Continental Automotive GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
Continental enhances its 3D display portfolio with the world premiere of a curved instrument cluster display. The curvature of the display surface, which is adapted to the human field of view, is perceived as more natural, as well as more immersive, and at the same time offers new possibilities for vehicle design. Continental Automotive GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.
Alphagamma stands for the combination of a Stirling- alpha principle with a gamma principle. The new engine technology is characterised by extremely reduced piston forces, because compared to conventional Stirling engines, where typically one piston produces work and the other one consumes work, both pistons can create positive work. Frauscher Thermal Motors was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.