DETROIT – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge has selected 12 truly innovative start-ups to move on the World Finals of its 11th annual competition.
The 12 Finals teams will refine and hone their pitches in March to prepare for the GAMIC Finals at SAE’s WCX World Congress in Detroit’s Cobo Center on April 9. The winning teams will receive a total of over $300,000 of in-kind assistance and cash; GAMIC finalists also receive exposure to senior executives of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.
GAMIC contestants compete in four technology categories –
1) Vehicle Electrification, V2X Communication and Advanced Mobility;
2) Advanced Materials, Sensors, Actuators and Manufacturing Processes;
3) Infotainment, Auto Consumer / Value Add and Value Chain / New Business Models; and
4) New High-Value, Disruptive Technology Innovations
Collectively, the 2019 finalists represent three countries and five U.S. states with promising new technologies in the areas of: advanced materials; advanced manufacturing; consumer; advanced powertrain; autonomous vehicle enablers; and value-chain innovation.The teams presented in four morning and afternoon sessions at the Semi-Finals, which was held at Schoolcraft College on Feb. 26, to a group of auto industry, mobility and start-up judges.
The judges scored the teams and selected the top companies to move on to the Finals based on their business plans and the potential impact of their technologies on the mobility industry. With a keynote from the former President of SAE International, Doug Patton – as well as other speakers on ADAS, Intellectual Property, Team Building How-To’s, and Financing a Start-up – the day was filled with excitement.
This year’s GAMIC finalists are: Bedestrian : Bedestrian is a last-mile delivery company utilizing a driverless vehicle system consisting of a pilot vehicle and a modular trailer for indoor and outdoor (Urban) delivery. Ann Arbor, MI www.bedestrian.com Bmmpr : The Smart Alarm for Cars. Notifications […]