Car HMI USA Award 2023

Take your chance and apply for the annual CAR HMI USA Award now!


The Car HMI USA award exclusively honors exceptional projects in the automotive industry and celebrates exceptional solutions, innovations, and unique development processes in the areas of automotive user experience, UIs, and HMI. Our expert jury will review the applications and nominate the best projects. Taking place on the main stage of the CAR HMI USA, the award ceremony will bring the nominees the recognition they deserve during a live-voting session with the largest community oof automotive UI, UX, and HMI decision-makers in North America.

Award trophies


Apply now: Get the recognition you and your company deserve!


Award Ceremony: Celebrating the best automotive driving projects at the Car HMI USA


November 13, 2023,directly after the first conference day


Live in Detroit & online in the livestream


Award Benefits

Earn industry-wide recognition

during the CAR HMI USA Award Ceremony where all key autonomous driving stakeholders in North America will be represented.

Attract media attention

through a CAR HMI Award press release, social media post, and media exposure for all the winners, as well as during the ceremony.

Elevate your project

and foster enthusiasm for your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management, and team members.

Help a good cause

as we will select a charity on behalf of the winners and donate $1,000 to support their individual projects.

Show off your achievements

with a Car HMI USA Award trophy and certificate to proudly display in your office.

Boost your brand

by including the Car HMI USA Award logo on all your marketing materials.


Evaluation Criteria

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize and to maintain?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – What has been improved through the implementation?
  • MATURITY – Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings?

Facts at a glance


November 2022 – October 23, 2023: Submit your project by filling in the online application form.


October 23 – 30, 2023: Our expert jury will review all the applications.


October 30, 2023: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their projects. The video should be submitted before November 06, 2023.


November 13, 2023: The winners of the Car HMI USA Award will be announced during a live voting session.

The Winner of the CAR HMI USA Award 2022

In 2022, we could finally return to Detroit. In our award ceremony, moderated by Greg Reynolds (MHP – A Porsche Company), each of the nominees presented their automotive UX & HMI solution via a short video. Through live voting, the Car HMI USA Community voted for their favorite projects showing outstanding effort in taking user interaction and UX to the next level. We are proud to announce that Kia & TomTom have won the Car HMI USA Award 2022 with their EV Infotainment System & Digital Cockpit.

Congratulations to Kia & TomTom for winning the CAR HMI USA Award 2022!

The Winners of 2022

HMI Cockpit + Infotainment System

Kia with their EV Infotainment System

With a layout optimized for eco-friendly electric vehicles and crafted to a high degree of perfection, EV6’s infotainment system embodies the role and meaning of a vehicle as a means of mobility for people, the environment, and the future, and delivers convenient user experience and endless inspiration echoing KIA’s slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’.

2nd Place! Mitsubishi Electric’s FilamentLabs: Inca Jay
3rd Place! Visteon: TrueColor Image Enhancement

UX Testing Methods + HMI Development

TomTom with their Digital Cockpit

TomTom’s Digital Cockpit is the world’s first open digital cockpit software platform that provides carmakers, system integrators, software development companies and content providers with an open and secure environment to develop software and apps for automotive applications.


2nd Place! Bosch Global Software Technologies: HMIDE
3rd Place! Profilence: Modeling end-users HMI usage in laboratory conditions


Car HMI USA Award
Terms & Conditions


No applications for the Car HMI USA Award will be considered after October 23, 2023. All details must be submitted in English. The submitted application should be related to an HMI / UX  project at your company. Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered. The implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years. Projects that have been awarded the Car HMI USA Award before may not apply again. The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category. Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines. By submitting your application, you agree to the terms and conditions of we.CONECT.


All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2-minute video showcasing their project. Style, format, and content can be based on individual/corporate design. The video will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on November 13, 2023. Failure to provide a video/presentation may result in disqualification. All nominees must attend the award ceremony or send a representative.


Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published on further channels by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH. We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organization before applying.

Your Contact Person for the Car HMI USA Award

Alina Kuteeva
Marketing Manager
Smart Mobility & Automotive