This special expo was held in 20,000-sq.ft. pavilion, and was designed to create awareness around connected devices within transportation, health/fitness, energy, and home.
• Best Concept Vehicle: Cadillac Elmiraj (29 percent of vote)
• Best Green Vehicle: Cadillac ELR (32 percent of vote)
• Best Exhibit: Chevrolet (20 percent of vote)
• Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway: Bugatti Veyron
Factors that Connected World magazine looked for in the award winning vehicles included the cars’ safety, convenience and infotainment. The 2014 Connected Car of the Year award winners included:
• Small Car Category: The Dodge Dart was awarded for its UConnect voice-command system, affordability and
7-inch full-color customizable LED screen.
• Midsize Car Category: The Infiniti Q50 was awarded for its Infiniti InTouch system. This feature is quick, easy to
use and allows the driver to focus on the road.
• Luxury Car Category: The BMW 5-Series was awarded for ConnectedDrive, its infotainment feature. It has a safe
voice command system and a sleek design.
• Ultra Luxury Car Category: The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was awarded for its mbrace2 system that creates
entertainment and convenience for drivers.
• Green Category: The Tesla Model S was awarded for its easy plug-in and large navigation screen. It sets an
example of an eco-friendly footprint for this class of vehicle.
• Truck Category: The Ford F-150 was recognized for its SYNC with MyFord Touch. This system allows the driver to
easily and safely connect to his or her smart phone to control the entertainment features