SPE Automotive names winners 2015

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  • SPE announced winners of its 45th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition
  • All pictures and detailed project description

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the category and Grand Award winners for its Automotive Innovation Awards Competition 2015.

Automotive Innovation Awards Competition 2015 Winners

(click on pictures for project details)

Category: Aftermarket

  • Transparent lightweight wind deflector
  • OEM Make & Model: 2016 General Motors Co. Corvette Stingray convertible sports car

Category: Body Exterior

  • Push-to-release exterior serviceability fastener
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford Mustang sports car

CATEGORY: Body Interior

  • Rear-seat folding head restraint
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford F-150 pickup

Category: Chassis/Hardware

  • Fiberglass/Epoxy composite coil spring 
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Audi AG Audi A6 Avant wagon

Category: Environmental

  • Seat fabric from recycled materials
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford F-150 pickup

Category: Materials & GRAND AWARD

  • Ultralight Class A body panels
  • OEM Make & Model: 2016 General Motors Co. Chevrolet Corvette sports car

Category: Powertrain

  • Heated-tip fuel injector
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Honda Motor Co. Honda Fit subcompact and City sedan

Category: Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies

  • IMX instrument panel 
  • OEM Make & Model: 2014 Hyundai Motor Group Hyundai i20 supermini

Category: Safety

  • Floor rocker reinforcement
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 FCA US LLC Jeep Renegade SUV
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