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2015 Finalists and Winners

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  1. Axalta Coating Systems, Clinton Township, Mich.

    2-wet monocoat coating system

  2. BorgWarner Emissions Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Gasoline EGR module

  3. BorgWarner Morse TEC, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Inverted tooth silent timing chain for GTDI engines

  4. BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Fwd electronic limited-slip differential

  5. Continental Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Turbocharger with aluminum turbine housing

  6. Continental Automotive , Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Printed circuit board substrate technology for transmission electronics

  7. Continental Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Multiapplication unified sensor element

  8. Dana Holding Corp., Maumee, Ohio

    Partially coated multilayer steel transmission separator plates

  9. Delphi Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    RACam integrated radar/vision system

  10. Delphi Automotive, Bascharage, Luxembourg

    Multicharge ignition

  11. Delphi Automotive, Lockport, N.Y.

    Integrated front and rear HVAC unit

  12. Denso Corp.

    Southfield, Mich., Highly standardized automotive HVAC control unit

  13. Dura Automotive Systems

    Auburn Hills, Mich., Shift-by-wire park lock actuation system for EVs

  14. Eaton Corp.

    Southfield, Mich., Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain

  15. Faurecia Interior Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Active glove box/integrated knee airbag system

  16. Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich.

    MicroTorq seal

  17. Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich.

    DuroGlide piston ring pack

  18. FTE Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Hydraulic gear shift actuator module

  19. GKN Driveline, Redditch, U.K.

    2-speed gearbox for EV applications

  20. GKN Driveline, Redditch, U.K.

    Awd disconnect system

  21. IEE SA, Contern, Luxembourg

    Steering wheel hands-off detection

  22. Inteva Products, Troy, Mich.

    Soft-Skin stitched full instrument panel system

  23. LuK USA, Wooster, Ohio

    Torque converter with piston back pressure compensation

  24. Magna Closures, Holland, Mich.

    Pure View seamless sliding window

  25. Mahle Engine Systems and Components, Stuttgart

    Evotec 2 lightweight piston for gasoline engines

  26. Nvidia, Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Tegra visual computing module

  27. Osram Opto Semiconductors, Northville, Mich.

    Black flat multichip family for mass market

  28. Sika Automotive, Madison Heights, Mich.

    Ultrahigh modulus adhesive for mixed material bonding

  29. TK Holdings Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.

    Active steering wheel

  30. Valeo, Creteil, France

    EG efficiency generator

  31. Valeo, Cergy Pontoise, France

    Dry friction facing formulation

  32. Valeo, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

    360Vue 3D surround view system

  33. ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Northville, Mich.

    Active rear axle kinematics for passenger cars

  34. Amino North America Corp., St. Thomas, Ontario

    Sheet hydroformed clamshell liftgate

  35. Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich.

    High-precision bearing profiling

  36. Xtime Inc., Redwood City, Calif.

    Service telematics