Submissions are now open for the 2016 Altair Enlighten Award, presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research, product design and software company Altair Engineering Inc. has announced.
The award was created by Troy, Mich.-based Altair to honor achievements in lightweighting across the auto industry. This year's award program for the first time separates nominations into two categories: full vehicles and modules.
“After three years, the Enlighten award and the automotive lightweighting industry have outgrown the original, single award program,” Richard Yen, Altair's vice president of automotive, said in a statement. “Making the decision to add a second category to the award was the obvious and natural next step. The supplier base now contributes hugely to the vehicle lightweighting effort. It is therefore our pleasure to give suppliers of vehicle modules and systems their own, dedicated category and invite them to join the award and attract the recognition they deserve.”
Nominees may be automakers or suppliers in all sectors of the automotive industry. Designs submitted must be fitted to a vehicle produced between August 2013 and August 2016. More information and nomination forms are available at the Altair Enlighten website.
Winners will be announced in August 2016.