Past Technology Of The Year Winners: 1991 To 2012

In addition to our annual Automobile of the Year distinction, in 1991 we began recognizing innovation with an award called Technology of the Year. The accolade acknowledges an automotive technology that has already changed the new-car landscape, or one that will soon have a broader impact on the auto industry. Sometimes our Technology of the Year has been a feature available on mass-market cars for some time; other years, it endorses a nascent innovation that could have wide-ranging implications.

As we prepare to announce our 2013 Technology of the Year, we decided to look back at features, technologies, and ideas that have previously earned the award.