Innovation

The International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation

Published on by Jennifer ABIJABER - updated on

For more than 30 years, EQUIP AUTO has placed innovation at the centre of its priorities and offers you insight into the cars of the future. Every edition, EQUIP AUTO organised the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation to reward the best technological innovation applied to vehicles and garages. The 2017 edition gave centre stage to connected and autonomous vehicles and to the digital garage.

The Grands Prix (GPIIA) aim to shine a spotlight on emerging technology in the aftersales sector. As a recognised benchmark in a great many countries, they reflect a worldwide dynamism in know-how, skills and innovations within companies. Awarded by a panel made up of 60 French and international journalists from 14 countries, they are open to all exhibitors in the sectors of activity represented at the show, from design to maintenance and for all types of vehicles.

The Jury will distinguish one product or service in each of these 7 categories:  

DISCOVER THE 35 PRE-SELECTED AND THE 2019 WINNERS BY CATEGORY:

Bodywork equipment and paints

  • SGI SPRAY GUN IMPORT for NTS Nitro Master
  • ITALCAN for Raptor - Winner
  • 3M FRANCE for 3MTM Paint Preparation System 2.0
  • ENOVCAR for Steam Optical Renovation
  • OMIA for FULL REPAIR unit (smart repair)

Lubricants, vehicle care products, washing, roadside services

  • PURFLUX for Sogefi fuel filter made of recycled Airbags - Winner
  • NTN-SNR for Absolute Angle Sensor Bearing for BLDC Motor Control
  • CONTINENTAL for Conti Sense and Conti Adapt
  • SCHAEFFLER for Schaeffler Intelligent Corner Module
  • SKF FRANCE Rechange Véhicules, for Spring insulating suspension bearing

Original equipment 

  • D2 CONCEPT - TECNOVAP FRANCE / STARC for CAR HYGIENE PLUS
  • XENUM for Nexgen Coating
  • BERNER SARL for X-in-1 Multifoam Cleaner Premium
  • WD-40 COMPANY for WD-40 Flexible
  • KÄRCHER for premium gantry car wash Kärcher CWB 3 Klean!Star iQ - Winner

Parts, equipment and components (replacement) 

  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG for the Electric Blue brake pad - Winner
  • PURFLUX for the Cabin3Tech+ cabin filter
  • VENEPORTE for SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction
  • SCHAEFFLER for LuK RepSet 2 CT "wet" with special tool
  • SCHAEFFLER for Engine Kit

Tyres - wheel accessories and services

  • FEBI FRANCE for the Febi wheel puller
  • ABAC FRANCE for XPN O15
  • CLAS Equipements for OM 9320 - WHEEL MOUNTING GUIDE SET M12-M14
  • PROVAC for the Hunter Revolution™ Walkaway™ tire changer - Winner
  • ATEQ for ATEQ VT TRUCK

Repairs, Maintenance, Garage equipment 

  • TEXA for ELIGHT
  • DELPHI Technologies for DS-FLASH™ Pass-Thru
  • ACTIA for OPACI-DIAG
  • FLEXFUEL Energy Development for Hy-Carbon Connect
  • MAHLE AFTERMARKET for TechPRO® Digital ADAS - Winner

Services to professionals (IT solutions, software publishers, DMS, administration tools, etc.), Services for connected mobility

  • TEXA for ETRUCK
  • HELLA for Macs Live
  • VISIONOR for the SELF CAR kiosk
  • EXXOTEST Education for Immersive-D8
  • Groupe LACOUR for SERI - Winner

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The Coup de Coeur de l'AJTE (Special Awards)

Logo AJTE

The French Association of Technical and Economic Journalists, AJTE aims to bring together everyone who, from manufacturers to networks and from OEMs to service providers, works in the field of automobile use, repairs and maintenance.

Building on its membership of journalists representing the entire professional and specialist press corps, AJTE today wishes to open its doors to all people working in the automotive sector: company directors, sales and technical managers, press officers, public elected officials or trade association representatives. All these stakeholders will find in AJTE a means of facilitation to exchange, source information, do business or simply develop their address book.

Our aim is to add a human aspect to relations between the various players in the sector and provide everyone with opportunities to exchange informally at events such as round tables, talks or breakfast meetings, or in more formal circumstances such as exhibitions and awards ceremonies.

Discover the 2017 Coups de coeur