Six More Winners of 2016 SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Take a look at top-rated innovations in chassis/hardware, powertrain, process/assembly, safety, environmental, and aftermarket categories.
I recently reported on the winner of the body interior category, which was also the “grand award winner”, as well as the winners of the body exterior and materials categories of the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division’s 2016 Automotive Innovation Awards.
For those of us that were part of this year’s panel of Blue Ribbon judges, I can tell you that the finalists for the other six categories were just as interesting, making it just as challenging when voting for a “winner”. Take a look.
Chassis/Hardware: Strut Mount. Appearing on GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan, these parts represent the first use of a glass-reinforced nylon for strut-mount housings on all four corners of a vehicle and the first application of nylon housings on the front- and rear-suspension systems.