Gentherm’s ClimateSense®: Winner of the 2024 BIG Innovation Award

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Gentherm, a global leader in innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies, has won the 2024 BIG Innovation Award for its ClimateSense Technology. ClimateSense is an intelligent automotive microclimate comfort solution that provides personalized comfort for each occupant while reducing energy consumption. It seamlessly integrates into existing vehicle architectures and uses convective and conductive heating and cooling, as well as radiative heating, to optimize comfort.

This technology has been recognized for its ability to deliver energy savings of up to 50 to 69 percent in cold-weather testing and 34 percent in hot weather testing when compared to using only the existing central HVAC system. The ClimateSense Technology has already won the 2023 Reuters D.R.I.V.E Honour in the ‘Reducing Emissions’ category and has been named a finalist for the 2023 Automotive News PACE Awards.

The Business Intelligence Group, the organization behind the BIG Innovation Award, evaluated and judged the innovative technologies submitted by various organizations. ClimateSense stood out as a winner of this prestigious award.

Vishnu Sundaram, the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Gentherm, expressed his satisfaction with the recognition of ClimateSense Technology. He sees innovation as a critical part of the company’s mission to make a meaningful difference in everyday life by improving health, wellness, comfort, and energy efficiency. Sundaram believes that this award is an excellent acknowledgment of ClimateSense’s impact on personalized comfort and reduced vehicle energy consumption.

Gentherm is a market leader in thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry. They are also a leader in medical patient temperature management systems. The company develops innovative products such as variable temperature Climate Control Seats, heated automotive interior systems, battery performance solutions, and other electronic devices for the automotive industry. They also manufacture patient temperature management systems for the medical industry. Gentherm has a global presence with more than 14,000 employees in facilities across several countries.

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