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AUTOCOM CDP+ was awarded with important design prize – great success at the “red dot award: product design 2012”

Press release   •   Apr 04, 2012 15:59 BST

AUTOCOM Diagnostic Partner AB together with Designit AB convinced the international expert jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012”. After an evaluation process lasting several days, it received one of the coveted awards, assigned by a 30-member expert jury. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs altogether to the renowned product competition. With its high design quality, CDP+ could inspire the experts. It received the globally sought-after red dot for its fine design language in the product design category.

CDP+ is AUTOCOMs new generation of communication interface for vehicle diagnostics. CDP+ is designed to endure all rough conditions with its protective rubber cover and protection caps. CDP+ has design features that offers more than meet the eye. Unique functions such as multi colour indicator and flight recorder are two of the many features that make the work at a workshop much easier. It’s the ultimate key to vehicle intelligence.

On 2 July 2012, the presentation of the internationally renowned quality seal will take place in the course of the red dot gala. More than 1,000 international guests from the design world, industry, society and the media will gather that evening in the Aalto-Theater, the opera house in Essen, in order to celebrate the highlight of this year’s competition. Afterwards, the CDP+ will be on display at a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: “The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.” 

The award-winning products in the red dot design museum 

With more than 1,500 products on an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From 3 to 29 July 2012, it again invites to look at the traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2012” design, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested: Thus, the visitors experience the prizewinning design of CDP+ by AUTOCOM / Designit live in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coalmine.


The red dot design award

The red dot design award, whose origins reach back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: the “red dot award: product design”, the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept”. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The award – the red dot – has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.



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