Yesterday evening the winners of the Automotive Innovation Award 2019 were announed. We are extremely proud to be the winner in the category Services!
The jury, under the lead of former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende, had the challenging task to select the winners from a large number of strong contestors. Mr Balkenende “The Automotive Innovation Award is a two-yearly tribute to the innovative capacity of the Dutch automotive industry. Again, this year the field of contestors was of international standing. These innovations put The Netherlands on the map. We don’t have a sizable industry in terms of car production numbers but our components make all the difference. Looking at the future, innovation is the game changer to make mobility smarter, safer and more sustainable.”
In the category Services, with innovations in the area of sharing- and service platforms, data collection and data management Monotch wins the award with the TLEX product/ A platform that connects road side equipment with road users for real time bi-directional data exchange.
About Monotch the jury reports: “Monotch has designed a platform with hugh potential to improve traffic flow. It also contributes to safer traffic. The impact this platform can have on the traffic in The Netherlands and Europe is enormous.”
Menno Malta, CEO of Monotch, stated “This is a great encouragement. It is our dream to connect road users and road side equipment. This mission requires patience as road side equipment is gradually made smart but we’ll expect to see the results within 3 years in The Netherlands. But our ambition goes further, beyond the Dutch border. This is a great step towards the future.”
More information on the Automotive Innovation Award can be found here.