Kitchener, Ontario—Clearpath, provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, has won a silver Edison award for the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle. The award program celebrates 29 years of honouring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. The announcement was made at an annual award gala on April 21, 2016 in New York City.
“The OTTO self-driving vehicles leverage new technologies to enable factory operators with a more cost-effective, safe, and efficient method of moving materials in their facilities. We’re thrilled to be named a winner and to see that the Edison Awards recognizes the potential of our OTTO solution,” said Simon Drexler, director of industrial solutions at Clearpath.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
“Our judges recognized the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle as a true innovation out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.