Yesterday evening, February 11, the winners of the Automotive Innovation Award 2019 were announced. We are incredibly proud to be the winner in the category Services!
Under the leadership of former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the jury had the challenging task of selecting the winners from many solid contestants.
Dutch mobility innovations
Mr Balkenende says, “The Automotive Innovation Award is a two-yearly tribute to the innovative capacity of the Dutch automotive industry. Again, this year the field of contestants was of international standing. These innovations put The Netherlands on the map. We don’t have a sizable industry in terms of car production numbers, but our components make all the difference. Looking at the future, innovation is the game changer to make mobility smarter, safer and more sustainable.”
Innovations in mobility data exchange
In the category Services, with innovations in sharing- and service platforms, data collection and data management Monotch wins the award with TLEX. This is a data exchange platform that connects roadside equipment with road users for real-time bi-directional data exchange.
Regarding Monotch, the jury reports: “Monotch has designed a platform with huge potential to improve traffic flow. It also contributes to safer traffic. The impact this platform can have on the traffic in The Netherlands, and Europe is enormous.”
The future of Smart Mobility platforms
Menno Malta, CEO of Monotch, stated, “Winning the award is a great encouragement. It is our dream to connect road users and roadside equipment. This mission requires patience as roadside equipment is gradually made smart, but we expect to see the results within three years in The Netherlands. However, our ambition goes further, beyond the Dutch border. This is a great step towards the future.”