(Kitchener, ON, Canada - Aug 24, 2016) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® in the 13th Annual International Business Awards. The company was recognized in the category of Best New Industrial Product of the Year for their OTTO 100 self-driving vehicle, designed for light-load material transport.
The OTTO 100 self-driving vehicle is designed for light-load material transport. With a payload capacity of 220 lbs and a maximum speed of 4.5 mph, OTTO 100 does not rely on external infrastructure for navigation, delivering materials through dynamic paths and with collaborative features including obstacle avoidance and light indications for behavior.
"Recognition for the OTTO 100 solution in the International Business Awards is very humbling," said Simon Drexler, Director of Industrial Solutions at OTTO Motors. "The OTTO self-driving vehicles offer increased intelligence and flexibility into material handling and it's these types of advancing technologies that present exciting opportunities for the industrial market."
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
"This year's IBA judges were treated to many remarkable and inspiring stories of achievement around the world," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope that they will inspire and instruct the next generation of business achievers."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet in Rome, Italy on 21 October. For a complete list of winners, visit http://stevieawards.com/iba/2016-stevie-award-winners
The OTTO 100 self-driving vehicle will be showcased at IMTS Sept 12-17, 2016 at Chicago the McCormick Place at booth NC-660. For more information about OTTO Motors, visit www.ottomotors.com.
About OTTO Motors
OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, provides self-driving vehicles designed exclusively for indoor material transport. The company's OTTO line offers infrastructure-free navigation, obstacle avoidance, and dynamic path-planning, and collaboratively works alongside plant personnel. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered to provide customer excellence. For more information, visit www.ottomotors.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.