AJAC's 2014 Best New Technology awards
MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Infiniti was a winner in both "Best New
Technology" award categories as announced today by the Automobile
Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Montreal International
BEST NEW INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY: The Best New Innovation Technology
award recognizes an innovative technology whose primary purpose is not
specifically safety related. Infiniti won this category for its
Direct Adaptive Steering technology.
BEST NEW SAFETY TECHNOLOGY: The Best New Safety Technology award
recognizes a technology whose primary purpose is to enhance road safety
in any form. Infiniti's Predictive Forward Collision Warning
technology won this class.
Note that the technology awards were presented in two separate
categories for the first time in 2014. There's a reason for that.
In the past, the jury of 12 technology specialists often found it
difficult to choose between an innovative technology that might improve
comfort, or performance, or fuel economy, and another that might save
The solution was to establish separate categories for safety technology
and another for technical innovation; thereby ensuring that the best of
both genres have a chance to be recognized for their respective merits.
The 12 member jury is comprised of AJAC journalists who have specific
As a first step, they independently reviewed overview briefs on all the
technology entries submitted by Canada's automakers.
From that initial review, by secret vote, the jurors established a
short-list of five finalists in each category (six in innovation,
because there was a tie.). Then, in early December, they convened in
Toronto for a day of presentations by manufacturers' representatives on
each of their short-listed entries and a chance to grille them with
The jurors then voted again by secret ballot.
As with the Canadian Car of the Year program, those votes were compiled
by the accounting firm, KPMG.
The "Best New Technology" awards are part of the association's annual
Canadian Car of the Year Awards, created in 1985 to provide consumers
with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the
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SOURCE: Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
For further information:
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