We are beyond thrilled to share that Lear and Xevo were chosen as a 2020 PACE Award winner for our groundbreaking automotive commerce and services platform, Xevo Market! The winners were announced this morning during a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Automotive News in partnership with Deloitte, the APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association), and the government of Canada.
This is the prestigious PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions in Excellence) Award’s 26th year; they are given annually by Automotive News and focus on “game-changing” innovations developed by automotive suppliers. There were 30 nominees vying for this year’s awards. Each nominated company completed a rigorous application process, which included hosting PACE judges for a site visit to demonstrate the technology, showcase the facilities, and introduce the teams responsible for the innovation.
Xevo Market is already changing the way people experience time spent in vehicles, simplifying and enhancing people’s daily lives by making time on the road more convenient, safe, and productive. The premise of Xevo Market was always to provide a safe, simple way to connect car owners with their favorite services while on the go. Consumers can find the nearest gas station and pay for fuel, order their favorite food and beverages, make a dinner reservation, or reserve and pay for parking with over 14 million spots available nationwide, all from the comfort of their vehicle.
This seems particularly important now, as the virtually contact-free ordering and transactions enabled by the Xevo Market platform support the social-distancing guidelines and practices necessary at the moment, and reduce the number of physical touchpoints in any transaction (such as touching buttons or a credit card). Xevo Market has “changed the rules of the game,” overall and especially right now, to provide the right tool at the right time, and is already live on the road in millions of vehicles. Congratulations to everyone at Xevo and Lear!
The Automotive News PACE Awards have recognized superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance by automotive suppliers for the last 26 years. This award, judged by an independent panel of technologists, is recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation. Watch the awards ceremony here.