New for 2015, the CES Innovation Awards program includes a category for Safe Driving, dedicated to products and services that allow consumers to make responsible decisions behind the wheel by limiting distraction, improving safety and integrating technology to enhance the driving experience.
The annual Innovation Awards competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that entries for the awards will be accepted through Sept. 15.
Examples within the safe driving category include wireless and voice control, driver awareness, remote monitoring and do not disturb devices. The 2015 Best of Innovation Honorees will be announced Nov. 11 at CES Unveiled New York and showcased at the 2015 International CES Jan. 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.
“The CES Innovation Awards program has evolved along with the consumer technology industry, providing new categories and new opportunities for innovators to gain exposure and recognition,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “We admire and honor brilliantly designed and engineered products from companies of all sizes. And we look forward to seeing the latest innovations across this year’s award categories.”
The 2015 Innovation Awards program is open to all companies, regardless of CES exhibitor status. Products entered must debut for sale in U.S. retail outlets or on the Internet between April 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015.
CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information, visit www.CESweb.org.