SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyomotive LLC, engineers of the world's most advanced connected car technology, VOYO, is honored to be the recipient of the 2015 SEMA Launch Pad Award, SEMA Global Media Award, The Auto Care Association's (ACA) and Equipment and Tool Institute's (ETI) Aftermarket Telematics Challenge Award and to be named Runner-Up for Best New Packaging Design 2016 by SEMA.
- SEMA Launch Pad Award Winner: SEMA's Young Executives Network's (YEN) third annual "SEMA Launch Pad" business competition, offered innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business plan for marketing a new automotive product or service. Voyomotive's CTO, Robert Vogt, presented to a panel of YEN judges who awarded him top honors for the VOYO device.
- Global Media Award Winner: The annual Global Media Award is selected by 35 top automotive journalists from more than 20 countries. VOYO was one of 10 products from the New Products Showcase to be selected for the award, signifying the product's global appeal.
- Aftermarket Telematics Challenge Award Winner: Now in its fourth year, the Telematics Challenge Award, which is sponsored by the ACA and ETI, recognizes the best examples of aftermarket technology in telematics. While modern cars feature dozens of computers generating gigabytes of data, until the introduction of VOYO there has not yet been a solution that fully leverages this data. In just two minutes, car owners can connect VOYO hardware and begin using a suite of apps to change how they interact with their cars; providing actionable, useful information for consumers and improving safety and security on the road.
- SEMA 2015 New Product Awards, Best Packaging Design Runner Up: The annual New Products Breakfast kicked off the 2015 SEMA Show, recognizing outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the specialty automotive aftermarket. VOYO was named runner-up in the Packaging Design category for its clean, iconic and functional design that is both in harmony with the vehicle, and also suggests the depth of capability of the full suite of Voyomotive solutions. To develop VOYO's exterior design, packaging and branding, Voyomotive partnered with frogVentures™, the investment arm of global design and strategy firm, frog.
"Following the consumer launch of VOYO, we are thrilled to be awarded with four outstanding accolades at this year's SEMA show," said Peter Yorke, CEO and Co-Founder of Voyomotive. "These honors are a true testament to VOYO's ability to provide users previously untapped levels automotive insights, security and fuel efficiency while collecting 100x more data than any other after-market solution on the market."
"VOYO represents the best values that we highlight at the ACA," said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. "As automotive technology continues to expand and evolve, it's important for drivers to be able to utilize the best technology on the market without having to buy a new car. VOYO delivers those capabilities and more to its users."
“The Equipment and Tool Institute understands the importance telematics plays in today’s vehicle technology, and we were excited to co-sponsor the Aftermarket Telematics Challenge in partnership with the Auto Care Association,” said Greg Potter, executive manager, ETI. “VOYO is a new and innovative company in the aftermarket and represents the exciting opportunities, advancements and solutions in the telematics segment, and we couldn’t be more pleased that they were chosen as this year’s winner. VOYO’s product has some unique features and cost-saving efficiencies and offers connectivity for older vehicles. ETI recognizes their contributions and congratulates them on a job well done.”
Voyomotive recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to give early backers the first chance to experience VOYO and retrofit almost any car built since 1996 into a "smart car" to improve safety, convenience and fuel efficiency.
Voyomotive's automotive technologies increase vehicle safety, security, fuel efficiency and driving fun. With headquarters based in San Francisco and an R&D facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Voyomotive is developing a line of proprietary hardware, software and cloud based services that can be connected to a vehicle in minutes with no technical skills required. The Voyo product line focuses on consumer applications. The Passport line will provide hardware and software to fleets comprised of passenger vehicles to heavy-duty trucks. Both systems support Voyomotive relays that can be optionally used for additional security and fuel saving features.
About the Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 2,000 member companies represent approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials, supplies and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.
About the Equipment and Tool Institute
Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.
For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing and Events Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 37899 12 Mile Rd, Suite 220, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331. Phone: 248-656-5085; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SEMA and AAPEX
Every November, Vegas hosts both the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) and the somewhat lesser known AAPEX Show (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) in conjunction with one another. Together, these two shows bring well over 100,000 industry professionals and 60,000 domestic and international buyers together.
The SEMA Show focuses on performance products, accessories and add-ons - as well as related services for the automotive market. AAPEX focuses on original equipment and products to service vehicles.
AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
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