Logo June 27 – 29, 2021, Berlin, TITANIC Chaussee Berlin

Car HMI Europe Award 2021

Take your chance and apply for the annual CAR HMI Europe Award now!


The Car HMI USA award exclusively honors exceptional projects in the automotive industry and celebrates exceptional solutions, innovations and unique development processes in the areas of automotive user experience, UIs and HMI. Our expert jury will review the applications and nominate the best projects. Taking place on the main stage of the CAR HMI USA, the award ceremony will bring the nominees the recognition they deserve during a live-voting session with the largest community oof automotive UI, UX and HMI decision-makers in North America.


Apply now: Get the recognition you and your company deserve!


Award Ceremony: Celebrating the best automotive driving projects at the Car HMI Europe Award Ceremony


June 28, 2021 20:00 at the Networking Dinner



Titanic Chaussee Hotel, Berlin

CAR HMI Europe
Award Benefits

Industry-wide recognition

during the CAR HMI Europe Award Ceremony where all key automotive HMI & UX stakeholders in Europe will be represented.

Media attention

through a CAR HMI Award press release, social media post and media exposure for all the winners, as well as during the ceremony

Boost your project

and foster enthusiasm of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members.

Help a good cause

as we will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate 1.000 € to support their individual projects

CAR HMI Europe Award

trophy and certificate to proudly display in your office

CAR HMI Europe Award logo

available to include on all your marketing materials

Award Categories 2021

CATEGORY 1 – Most Innovative Development Process

CATEGORY 2 – Most User-Friendly HMI Product / Feature

CATEGORY 3 – Most Innovative Application of Machine Learning & AI in Automotive HMI + UX

Evaluation Criteria

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize and to maintain?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – What has been improved through the implementation?
  • MATURITY – Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings

Category 1 – Most Innovative Development Process

  • How comfortable is the driver and how much is driver distraction reduced?
  • Overall user experience
  • Exterior/interior form/function
  • Automated driving features

Category 2 – Most User-Friendly HMI Product / Feature

  • Development process is distinctive or fundamentally different from existing approachesHow innovative or unique is the approach?
  • Speed with which a new product is developed and delivered to market
  • Lower development costs
  • Testing & prototyping

Category 3 – Most Innovative Application of Machine Learning & AI in Automotive HMI + UX

    New, creative and innovative uses of ML & AI in the design & development process

  • e.g. Most innovative use of ML with user data to improve personalization experiences
  • e.g. Productive, efficient & unique design methodology with AI

Facts at a glance


March 2021 – May 22th: Submit your project by filling in the online application form


May 22 – 29: Our expert jury will review all the applications


June 01, 2021: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their AV projects. The video should be submitted before June 19, 2021.


June 28, 2021: The winners of the CAR HMI Europe Award will be announced during a live-voting session

The Winner of the CAR HMI Europe Award 2019

In 2019, the Car HMI Europe award in the categories ‘Most User-Friendly HMI Feature’ and ‘Community’ went to Volvo Construction Equipment for their Volvo Active Control. The category ‘Most Innovative HMI Feature’ won Rightware with their Valeo Voyage XR. Each of the nominees presented their HMI solution via a short video and through live-voting, the Car HMI USA Community voted for their leaders and projects showing outstanding effort in taking user interaction and UX to the next level.

Congratulations to Volvo Construction Equipment and Rightware for winning the CAR HMI Europe Award 2019!

The Winners of 2019

Winner Most User-Friendly HMI Feature!

Volvo Active Control

Proud winner of the Car HMI Award 2019 is Volvo Construction Equipment and their Volvo Active Control. Based on the Car HMI Award-winning service platform ‘Volvo Co-Pilot’, Volvo Active Control is a machine control feature for excavators conducting excavation duties.

2nd Place! MyScript The Power of Handwriting in Automotive

*The Power of Handwriting in Automotive* is a cutting-edge technology meant to build up a human-machine interface using handwriting. By putting ink at the core of the digital world, MyScript gives users the opportunity to interact with any digital device in the easiest and most intuitive way.

Runner Up! Conjure’s project Triumph Scrambler 1200

A key objective was to bring a modern look and feel to a classic bike to appeal to a younger audience, whilst also providing familiarity and not alienating an older demographic of existing riders.

Winner Most Innovative HMI Feature!

Valeo Voyage XR

Valeo Voyage XR allows users to “teletransport” their family and friends, bringing them virtually onboard the vehicle. Valeo Voyage XR creates the illusion that the person of your choice, located in reality somewhere else, is sitting in the back seat and interacting with you.

2nd Place! Daimler MBUX Interior Assistant

MBUX started with the vision of an intelligent interior, which detects the body language of the occupants and supports them by automating comfort functions. Realizing this vision required the development of cutting edge 3D sensing technology and AI based vision processing software. The MBUX Interior Assistant was presented to the public the new GLE in October 2018 and is available now on the market.

Runner Up! Elektrobit Cockpit Demonstrator

Elektrobit created an Android-based cockpit demonstrator that extends the capabilities of a standard Amazon Alexa integration, enabling the service to be proactive and alert drivers of incidents on the road and assist in the handover between autonomous and manual modes of driving.

Winner Community Award Category!

Volvo Active Control

Car HMI Award Charity Partner 2019: Youvo

In 2019, we selected Youvo, a Berlin-based charity bringing creative people together with social organizations that need support with digital or public relations work. Youvo gives students and professionals from the design, communications and digital sectors the opportunity to use their skills to support social projects and strengthen their impact. Through their engagement on Youvo’s platform, volunteers have the opportunity to use their skills for a good cause.

Car HMI Europe Award
Terms & Conditions


No applications for the Car HMI Europe Award will be considered after May 22th, 2021. All details must be submitted in English. The submitted application should be related to an AD project at your company. Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered. The implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years. Projects that have been awarded the Car HMI Europe Award before may not apply again. The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category. Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines. By submitting your application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT.


All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual/corporate design. The video will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on July 01, 2021. Failure to provide a video/presentation may result in disqualification. All nominees must attend the award ceremony or send a representative.


Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published on further channels by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH. We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organization before applying.

Your Contact Person for the Car HMI Europe Award

Sarah Schubert
Marketing Manager
Automotive Smart Mobility Series
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 268
Email: sarah.schubert@we-conect.com

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