Nominate an Innovator
Complete MotorTrend’s short survey to tell us about your nominee and why they deserve to be recognized.
Meet the Judges
A panel of MotorTrend editors and SDV experts will meet to review nominations and select the 2023 award winners. Check back to learn more about the judges.
Join Us at CES 2023
Register your interest to attend the SDV Innovator Awards ceremony during CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
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About the Program
The Software-Defined Vehicle Innovator Awards recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the automotive industry through software. Winners will be selected in the following three categories:
- Pioneers: These outstanding individuals have demonstrably broken new ground within the SDV space through research, development, and application of new automotive software.
- Leaders: These outstanding individuals are in senior management positions, leading teams that are transforming the automotive industry through the broad adoption and application of software solutions.
- Domain Experts: These outstanding individuals are subject matter experts within a specific SDV discipline (e.g., advanced driver assistance systems, digital cockpit, over-the-air updates, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, recruitment, and training, etc.).