Rightware introduces Innovation Award at Finland’s Auto and Transportation Gala 2019

HELSINKI, December 6, 2019Rightware, the leading provider of automotive user interface software and headline partner of the annual Finnish Auto and Transportation Gala, jointly delivered the new Innovation Award to Neste for their MY Renewable Diesel produced from renewable raw materials. The award from Rightware will be donated to the environmental protection organization John Nurminen Foundation in defense of the Baltic Sea.

“As a close partner of Auto- ja Liikennegaala, we have the privilege to sponsor the new Innovation Award and award it to Neste for their breakthrough low-carbon fuel,” said Tero Koivu, COO of Rightware, who jointly presented the award.

“The vibrant Finnish automotive ecosystem has a surprising number of players driving technology forward across the industry, from startups to well established companies,” Koivu continued. “Neste is well positioned to make a significant positive impact on the environment.”

The main focus of the gala is the unveiling of Finland’s “Car of the Year.” The seven finalists were Audi E-tron, Mazda 3, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Skoda Kamiq, Skoda Scala, and Toyota Corolla. The user interface graphics in three of these top-rated vehicles is powered by Rightware's Kanzi software.

“Unique among the three finalists powered by Kanzi is the Peugeot 208, with its fully three-dimensional instrument display, one of the first such user interfaces in a commercially available vehicle,” said Koivu. “We congratulate Peugeot for the making the shortlist with their innovative UI design.”

Peugeot 208 3D Instrument Cluster

Rightware won the Export Award in 2018 and became a headline gala sponsor in May, 2019.

About Rightware

Rightware provides tools and services for development of advanced digital user interfaces. The Kanzi philosophy is based on designer empowerment, prioritizing ease of use, rapid prototyping, workflow efficiency, high performance, and cross-platform support. Our passion is to unleash creativity and to enable fantastic user experiences. As a ThunderSoft company, our combined skills and assets allow us to deliver fully integrated HMI solutions, engineering support, and design services for automotive customers across the globe. Rightware continues to operate as an independent subsidiary, headquartered in Finland with a presence in the United States, Germany, Italy, China, South Korea, and Japan. Trusted by over 50 car brands, we are on track to powering the user experience in over 40 million cars by 2024.