DETROIT— Suppliers Continental Automotive Systems and Federal-Mogul Corp. led the field of winners by picking up two Automotive News PACE Awards each.
The 19th annual awards honor outstanding innovations from suppliers.
Continental won for its tire pressure monitoring device and for its short-range radar. Federal-Mogul won for its engine bearing coatings and for its injection-molding process.
Ten other suppliers earned awards for innovations in product, manufacturing process and information technology. And five automakers were honored for innovative partnerships with suppliers.
The awards are sponsored by Automotive News, Ernst & Young and Transportation Research Center Inc. Winners were selected by independent judges.
Here are the 2013 Automotive News PACE Award winners by category.
• BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Kirchheimbolanden, Germany: Regulated 3-turbocharger system (R3S).
• Brose North America Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.: Hands-free liftgate opener.
• Continental Automotive Systems, Interior Division, Body and Security, Troy, Mich.: Tire pressure monitoring system: localization on synchronized emissions (LocSync).
• Continental Automotive, Chassis & Safety Division, ADAS Business Unit, Auburn Hills, Mich.: 24-gigahertz short-range radar.
• Dana Holding Corp., Maumee, Ohio: Diamond series driveshafts.
• Delphi Automotive, London: F2E distributed pump common rail system.
• Federal-Mogul Corp., Powertrain, Bearings and Ignition, Southfield, Mich. and Wiesbaden, Germany: IROX highly effective coating for engine bearings.
• GPM GmbH, Merbelsrod, Germany: Electro-hydraulic controlled flow water pump.
• Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., Van Buren Twp., Mich.: Metal seal fitting.
• PPG Industries Inc., Troy, Mich.: PPG Andaro tint dispersions.
• Valeo, Troy, Mich.: Air intake module with integrated water charge air cooler for diesel emissions reduction uses.
• Federal-Mogul Corp. Powertrain-Sealing, Southfield, Mich.: Injection molding of high modulus bonded pistons used in high pressure transmissions.
• Schuler Inc., Hydroforming Division, Canton, Mich.: Hydroforming and global die standardization process.
• Hughes Telematics Inc., Atlanta: Automotive software remote update technology.
• BMW Manufacturing Co., for partnership on the regulated 3-turbocharger system with BorgWarner Turbo Systems.
• General Motors for partnership on the front center airbag with Takata.
• Mercedes-Benz USA for partnership on the automotive software remote update technology with Hughes Telematics Inc.
• Toyota Motor Corp. for partnership on the 24-gigahertz short-range radar with Continental Automotive.
• Volkswagen AG for partnership on the air intake module with integrated water charge air cooler with Valeo.