SOUTHFIELD — The SAE Detroit Section and MITEF Great Lakes Sunday announced the winners of the groups’ fourth annual Automotive Innovation Competition.

The companies offer promising ideas to solve today’s automotive industry challenges and are competing for $50,000 in acceleration services.

“The two winners and three additional finalists were chosen have identified and cultivated new technologies and solutions for the automotive industry,” said David Stout of the SAE Detroit Section operations board and founder of the event. “This competition has been critical in advancing and accelerating the production of new automotive technologies. We are proud to support these companies as they help to drive innovative changes in the automotive industry.”

Finishing in first place was Dynamic Intelligent Solutions LLC. This company has developed a patent-pending process called ChamberCam that takes measuring the dimensional stability of components under extreme climatic conditions to a whole new level in terms of efficiency, reduced development, time and cost.

In second place was MagWerks LED, which has developed energy efficient and environmentally benign solutions in LED headlamp and fog light designs.

Other runner up finalists include:

* Inphodrive LTD,, which has developed technology that combines its proprietary algorithms with advanced technologies for speech analysis and replication to give drivers access to information and controls through voice activation and vocal interface. * International Metals and Energy Technology Ltd.,  and, which has developed a retrofit diesel particulate filter system that traps all diesel particulate matter from exhaust gases and periodically regenerates the filter using fuel-borne and engine-oil-borne catalysts. * Quantum Signal,,, which has developed an innovative, forward-looking, monocular-based vision system for automotive safety, navigation and related applications.

The winner of the competition will receive business commercialization acceleration services, including: * Business acceleration consulting and introduction leads from AutoTech and Technology Highway * Patent strategy consulting from Quinn Law Group * $5,000 cash award from General Motors * Automotive marketing and public relations strategy from Eisbrenner Public Relations * One year membership for online collaborative web meeting tools from * SAE 2012 World Congress poster presentation at a reduced cost * Annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship (ACE) 2012 table top display * OESA Innovation Forum membership

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