Edmunds Announces Partnership with Consumer Technology Association to Produce New Vehicle Tech Awards Program at CES

Inaugural Tech Driven Awards Honor Automakers, Vehicles and Technologies Set to Change the Future of the Auto Industry

SANTA MONICA, CA and ARLINGTON, VA — December 14, 2017 — Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES®, the global stage for innovation, today announced a new automotive technology awards program for CES 2018. The Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards will honor the automakers, vehicles and technologies poised to revolutionize the automotive industry.

"The automotive and technology industries converge at CES, with more and more automakers using the show as a platform to debut their most transformative ideas and breakthrough new features," said Edmunds' CEO Avi Steinlauf. "It is the perfect place to celebrate automotive innovation and we're thrilled to be teaming up with CTA to debut the Tech Driven awards at CES."

The Tech Driven awards program honors innovation in six categories:
  • Most Innovative Automaker
  • Most Innovative Car of the Year
  • Most Innovative Truck of the Year
  • Most Innovative SUV of the Year
  • Most Innovative Driver Assist Feature
  • Most Innovative Infotainment System

An additional Hackomotive Award will be awarded on-site to the exhibitor with the most exciting, forward-thinking new product, technology or concept vehicle debuted at CES.

"As the world's leading technology event, we are excited to work with Edmunds, the leading voice for auto shoppers and the automotive industry, to recognize breakthrough innovations in auto tech," said CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. "Our vehicles have become a centerpiece of our tech-connected lives. CES is where you can see how automakers and suppliers are leading the way in introducing exciting new innovations that will completely transform our definition of mobility."

The winners of the Tech Driven Awards will be announced on January 4, 2018, with the Hackomotive Award to be awarded on-site in Las Vegas on January 11, 2018. Winners must be officially affiliated with CES and will be chosen by a panel of Edmunds' automotive experts and editors.

About Edmunds
Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, helping millions of visitors each month find their perfect car. With products such as Edmunds Your Price, Your Lease and Used+, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at more than 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Edmunds' in-house team of unbiased car-shopping experts provide industry-leading vehicle reviews and shopping tips, and the company also has a 20-year-old forums community of car shoppers and enthusiasts, where members can get shopping advice and learn what others are buying and leasing cars for. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, California, and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

About CES:
CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies — 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands — enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® — the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.

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