Top Ten Automotive
As the new auto industry’s trade show, AutoMobility LA features companies that are redefining mobility and driving change in transportation. With thousands of innovative startups emerging each year, it’s important for us to highlight the most unique ventures that are poised for success.
Presented by PlanetM and co-sponsored by Plug and Play Tech Center, AutoMobility LA’s 2019 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition recognized breakthrough technologies with the most potential to positively impact society and change how mobility is perceived and experienced. Startups focused on automation, clean/sustainable mobility, advanced material, connectivity, manufacturing, and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) were invited to apply — more than 160 applications were received from around the world.
One winner was selected at 2019 AutoMobility LA by this year's esteemed panel of judges — they received $15,000 in cash alongside other prizes to help grow their business. This year's Grand Prize Winner was announced at 4:35 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 19, on-stage in the Technology Pavilion (in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Congratulations to our 2019 winner
How it Works
Does your startup have what it takes? Gather all the necessary information, and submit your application.
We’ve assembled a thought leadership panel to judge this year’s competition — from investors and entrepreneurs to startup veterans and experts in the automotive field.
Ten startups were selected to join us at AutoMobility LA 2019 and had the opportunity to gain international industry and media exposure.
Submissions are now open.
The deadline to apply is September 27, 2019.
Ten selected startups will receive exhibit space in AutoMobility LA’s Technology Pavilion and exposure on a global stage.
Determined by the judging panel, the Judges’ Award winner will be announced on-stage during the AutoMobility LA Conference.
Determined by the industry, the Industry Award winner will be announced post-AutoMobility LA and promoted through our digital channels.
Top Ten Startups
Acerta is helping OEMs and Tier 1s leverage machine learning to optimize vehicle quality, safety and reliability throughout the entire product lifecycle. These solutions are forged from industrial experience and driven by data, enabling Acerta’s clients to detect the earliest indicators of future product failures.
Chanje is a innovation company delivering ground-up electric trucks and turnkey energy infrastructure solutions for the commercial last mile industry. They are focused on creating sustainable solutions that improve how companies move people and packages from transportation hubs to their final destinations.
Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung(IAA)/New Mobility World’s Startup Competition
Based in Darmstadt, Germany, the company has developed a purely software-based solution that relies on virtual sensors and a proprietary data analytics platform that enables it to identify overdesign and the current health state of the most important components of a vehicle; it does this by calculating precise load histories and monitoring behavior changes.
GBatteries is an advanced battery technology company on a mission to charge electric vehicles as fast as it takes to fill a tank of gas. They have developed an innovative way to charge Li-ion batteries using artificial intelligence. Their goal is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, by removing the “charge time” barrier.
GuardKnox provides optimized and cybersecure high-performance computing platforms to not only ensure security and safety, but serve as the foundational layer for added services, personalization and revenue generating opportunities across the automotive ecosystem.
Humanising Autonomy is a startup building AI-powered technology that is able to predict the full range of pedestrian and vulnerable road user behavior in real time. The company is on a mission to set the global standard in human-machine interaction and was founded on the premise of enabling a safer, more human-centered implementation of autonomous technologies.
Silicon Mobility is a technology leader delivering flexible, real-time, safe and open semiconductor solutions for the automotive industry that are used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe. By using Silicon Mobility’s technologies, manufacturers improve the efficiency, reduce the size, weight and cost of electric motors, and increase the battery range and durability.
StreetScooter is a leading electric delivery vehicle startup with currently more than 12,000 vehicles in daily use. The company was acquired by Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2014 and together they have electrified more than 700 depots and installed 13,500 charging points for joint use.
TriEye is a semiconductor company solving the low visibility challenge for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV). The company’s cutting-edge technology enables HD imaging under all weather and lighting conditions using a cost-effective, mass-produced, CMOS-based, short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera.
TuSimple is the most advanced self-driving truck company and plans to start driverless operations in 2021. TuSimple is the only autonomous truck company capable of driving from depot-to-depot without human intervention needed, which requires both complex highway and local street driving.
Wunder Mobility is a technology provider enabling companies, cities and OEMs to innovate, build, and scale mobility services. Wunder Mobility can help any company – from emerging tech startups to legacy automakers – offer innovative mobility services that meet the needs of today’s consumer.