For the first time since we recall, there is no “Best of Innovation Award” winner in the automotive category for this year’s CES Show.
According to a spokesman for the Consumer Electronics Association, which issues the awards, standard “Innovations Awards” honorees in the category will be announced, but no single automotive product made the “Best of” category this year.
So that we’re clear, the “Best of Innovation Awards” are a select group of about a dozen products—the top in each category—that are announced prior to the CES Show. (This is different from the standard “Innovation Awards” for which many products in a category are honored).
You can see the full list of the 2015 Best of Innovation Award winners here including products from many categories like Home Theater and Home Audio/Video. In the latter category, Pioneer won for the home AV Elite SC-89 networked receiver.
Last year, Pioneer’s AppRadio 3 took the Best of Innovation Award in Automotive. Also Harman’s Aha won for Software & Mobile Apps.
For 2013, Sony won the Best of “Smartphone Accessory” for its MirrorLink Sony XAV-70 car audio receiver and Phoenix Gold won in Automotive for the ACX600.5 “App Amp”amplifier that can be fully-controlled by an app.
In 2011 Audiovox’s Mobile MultiView Cam with Pedestrian Warning won for In-Vehicle Audio/Video and Firstech’s Drone Mobile won for In-Vehicle Accessory
Let’s hope next year sees more innovation in aftermarket automotive.