Award recognizes excellence in writing for those who design, develop and manufacture the vehicles that are at the heart of one of the world’s greatest industries
The 2017 Market Engineering Award for Technology Journalism has been won by freelance automotive writer Lem Bingley. Presented by Market Engineering managing director Richard Gotch at the annual Guild of Motoring Writers dinner, held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, the prestigious award recognises outstanding communication of engineering innovation and insight for technical audiences. Past winners Chris Pickering and Graham Heeps were highly-commended runners-up.
Lem’s winning cover story for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology, on EV drive cycle testing, provided a fascinating insight into a pressing industry issue. “Engineers will pick inaccurate or light-weight copy apart and fling it to the wolves, however exquisitely written it is,” commented Richard. “Each of Lem’s entries provides a text-book example of how to deliver information that is valuable to highly-knowledgeable specialists, but which is also written in an engaging and thought-provoking style.
“With our industry changing faster now than at any point in the last hundred years, the importance of outstanding business and technology journalism is growing,” Richard continues. “Today’s automotive engineers must develop their knowledge at an ever-increasing rate, while connected cars and autonomous driving are attracting new companies with no auto industry experience. Although the B2B media is facing a difficult market, their role has never been more important.
“It is fantastic for our industry that in 2017 this has been such a closely contested category with many genuinely outstanding nominees.”
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