Jury round of FASTER Awards 2023 to be held on April 12-13, 2023 in Navi Mumbai

Bigger, better, FASTER! The second iteration of India’s most-watched auto awards is all set to celebrate excellence in the auto industry.

Mumbai, April 11, 2023: ACER, one of the world’s largest technology brands and makers of premium thin and light laptops, gaming laptops, creator series laptops, desktop PCs monitors, tablets and other computing solutions has extended title sponsorship to FASTER Awards 2023. The FASTER Awards are held by the first-of-its-kind association of India’s leading digital motoring media outlets, FASTER (Federation of Auto Scribes of the Electronic Realm). GoPro, the global leader in action cameras, and WD40, the gold standard in displacing moisture, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts have joined as associate sponsors for the Acer FASTER Awards 2023. One of India’s leading experts in automotive data testing, Zen Microsystems, will join the Acer Faster Awards 2023 as data & testing partner. To ensure that the adjudication process is process-driven, fair, and unbiased, Acer FASTER Awards 2023 will be monitored by Markets & Markets as an independent validation agency. The exhaustive jury round for the prestigious awards will be held in Navi Mumbai at Central Park, Kharghar on April 12-13, 2023, where all the contending cars and bikes will be tested in real-world conditions, an environment where these vehicles will eventually be used by their buyers.

Every single new generation model of cars and two-wheelers from every reputable automaker, launched in the calendar year 2022 will qualify for the award. The adjudication process will last for two long days, where the participating jury members will test the vehicles exhaustively on 13 different parameters before arriving at the final conclusion. The jury for the Acer FASTER Awards 2023 comprises some of the most seasoned names in the field of motoring journalism.

Here’s the list:
1. Amit Chhangani – Editor, Motoroids
2. Ayush Jain – Editor, Indian Torque
3. Gaurav Yadav – Editor, Gaadiwaadi
4. Jobo Kuruvilla – Editor, DriveSpark
5. Narendra Sharma – Editor, Gearfliq
6. Rohit Khurana – Editor, CarblogIndia
7. Roshan Joseph – Editor, Pilot on Wheels

Mr Baiju N Nair would not be able to attend the jury round owing to unavoidable circumstances. While the Acer FASTER Awards 2023 will celebrate outstanding products that brought about a positive change to the Indian auto market, it will also honor personalities, organizations and creative outputs that shaped the contours of the industry. The Acer FASTER Awards 2023 are structured in 4 broad categories.

1. The Product Award categories include:
• Car of the Year
• Bike of the Year
• Scooter of the Year
• EV of the Year 4-Wheeler
• EV of the Year 2-Wheeler
• Premium Car of the Year
• Premium Bike of the Year

2. Personality and Team Awards include:
• Motorsport Personality of the Year
• Automotive Personality of the Year
• Corp Comm Team of the Year
• PR Team of the Year

3. Tech Award 
• Automotive Tech of the Year

4. Ad Campaign Award
• Automotive Ad Campaign of the Year

The gala awards ceremony for the Acer Faster Awards 2023 will be conducted in the last week of April, in presence of all the luminaries and top management from the Indian auto industry; “After establishing itself firmly as one of the most credible, unbiased and objective Awards, tailor made to recognize excellence and help car buyers across broad categories, FASTER Awards are back in a grander fashion for their 2023 iteration. The Acer FASTER Awards 2023 will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that only the absolute best and brightest in the industry get to lift the prestigious trophy. FASTER has been instrumental in bringing the most reputable digital Indian auto publications together and in giving a collective voice to the medium that shapes the buying decision of a wide majority of auto buyers in India. For the second iteration of FASTER Awards, we aim to further improve our adjudication process and work even more industriously towards our goal to create the most credible auto awards in the country”,  said Amit Chhangani, founding member and Chairman at FASTER.

“The objective of FASTER Auto Awards is to honor the most deserving contenders within their categories to help auto buyers choose better. With its constituent publications delivering auto content in six different languages, the Acer FASTER Awards 2023 will be even more accessible and useful for audiences across demographics” commented Narendra Sharma, founding member and Secretary at FASTER.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sooraj Balakrishnan, Head of Marketing, Acer India & Bangladesh, “We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of FASTER Awards 2023. As a company that is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation, Acer is proud to support an event that celebrates excellence in the world of automobiles. We look forward to a thrilling and unforgettable event.”

With the ability to conduct various automotive tests like benchmarking, vehicle performance, brake testing, vehicle handling and much more, Zen Microsystems will bring immense value to the awards by objectively quantifying the performance of the contending cars. Mr. Ashish Samant, founder and chief tester at the outfit will be personally present to help the Acer FASTER
Awards 2023 jury generates and collates the most dependable, error-free data on various performance parameters.

A leading research, growth advisory, and analytics firm, Markets & Markets will oversee the jury round end-to-end, in order to ensure that the best and the brightest from the industry are selected in the most process-driven and methodical manner possible.

After its blockbuster inaugural year, the FASTER Awards are back to recognize the best and the brightest from the Indian auto industry. The first iteration of the FASTER awards was a mega hit with the auto industry and audience alike, where the industry luminaries personally received the trophies and the viewers lauded the fair outcome of the exhaustive adjudication process.
FASTER as an organization is of tremendous importance for the auto industry and audience alike, especially in today’s digital driven times. It’s now an established fact that car buyers rely primarily on digital media for making their buying decisions. And while the digital medium has many advantages, the advent of social media has also made the auto media consumer
vulnerable to misinformation and falsities. FASTER has taken the responsibility to separate the authentic, time-proven auto media outlets from the misinformation mongers and sensationalists. To bring together auto publications that cater to the ever-growing online audience with quality auto journalism, delivering dependable information and advice is one of the prime goals of FASTER. The FASTER Awards have been constituted to serve as the most dependable, unbiased and transparent awards to empower the consumer with the confidence to make an informed decision.

FASTER (Federation of Auto Scribes of the Electronic Realm) is the definitive Indian body representing the most credible and influential names in the online auto media space comprising publications namely CarBlogIndia, DriveSpark Gaadiwaadi, Gaadiwale, GearFliQ, Motoroids, Indian Torque, Pilot on Wheels and Baiju Nair. Taken together, the constituent publications
of FASTER publish auto content in six different languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. The total collective reach of the constituent publications exceeds a whopping 250 million, which makes FASTER one of the most influential consortiums of its kind within the auto media ecosystem. With a goal of separating the authentic, time-proven
auto media outlets from the misinformation mongers and sensationalists FASTER has brought together auto media entities that place objective, unbiased reportage as a matter of paramount importance.

About Acer
Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies with a presence in over 160 countries. As a global technology giant Acer is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer is dedicated to the research and design of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.

Acer is committed to sustainability goals and joined the global RE100 initiative and pledged to use 100% renewable energy by 2035. To further extend this we have introduced our Vero line-up of products built with post-consumer recycled (PCR) and ocean-bound plastics. It is a reflection of our commitment to reducing the use of virgin materials and minimizing our carbon footprint for our customers and us.

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