Stockholm, 14 October 2021 – CabinAir, which makes advanced air purification systems for vehicles, has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Connected Health Zone System. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 1800 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV and digitally.
The annual award program recognizes “outstanding design and engineering” in a variety of consumer technology product categories. Honorees are the highest rated in each category.
The Stockholm, Sweden-based start-up’s technology for in-cabin air purification improves the health, safety and well-being of drivers and passengers of all types of vehicles, including buses and trucks. “We believe the air you breathe inside your vehicle should be as fresh and clean as you’d find in a Swedish forest,” says Daniel Hagström, CabinAir co-founder and CEO.
How does it work?
CabinAir is a spinoff of Blueair, which for decades has been one of the world’s leading producers of air-purification solutions for home and professional use. Like Blueair’s air purifiers, CabinAir’s two-stage air purification solution combines the effect of particle charging technology with an optimized mechanical filtration. The particle charging device gives airborne particles an electrical charge as they enter the system, making them “stickier,” so they get trapped in the filter much more effectively.
“We believe everyone should have healthy air wherever they go,” Hagström says. “So, with smart product design and innovative technology, we managed to shrink and adopt the solution to fit in a car – without performance loss.”
CabinAir’s two-stage combination is up to ten times more effective than a conventional, filter-only solution, and it’s especially effective against the very small and ultrafine particles that are most harmful to health. It’s also highly effective at removing pollen and soot, which have a direct, noticeable effect on breathing.
Prevents virus build-up with flow of purified outside air
“Our system traps the smallest, most harmful airborne pollutants, including ultra-fine particles, viruses and bacterias, before they can get to you,” Hagström continues. “And unlike traditional systems that rely on recirculating increasingly stale interior air, our system provides a continuous flow of clean and fresh air. This prevents the levels of airborne viruses and bacteria – and drowsiness-inducing carbon dioxide – from building up.”
Proven in Volvo cars
CabinAir technology is already on the road in Volvo Cars, some of the world’s most highly regarded vehicles in terms of driver and passenger health and safety. “Our technology is already an integral part of Volvo Cars’ Advanced Air Cleaner (AAC) system,” Hagström says.
“And now, with our aftermarket Nordzone™ System, we’re making healthy air available to the billion vehicles already on the roads, including buses, trucks and other vehicles. Whether they are integrated at the factory or are replacing a standard cabin air filter, our Connected Health Zone Systems turn vehicles into powerful air purifiers. With best-in-class sensors and AI processed air quality data to guide and navigate drivers and passengers to healthy air in all traffic situations.”
CabinAir aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of drivers and passengers by producing industry leading in-cabin air purification solutions for cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
CabinAir was established in 2016 as a subsidiary of Blueair, one of the world’s leading producers of air purification solutions for home and professional use. Based in Stockholm we are now an international fast expanding team of passionate and committed employees with factory and R&D in Shenzhen and sales offices in Shanghai and Los Angeles.
Marketing Manager CabinAir
M: +46 (0)70 366 50 48
CabinAir Sweden AB, Oxenstiernsgatan 15A, 115 27 Stockholm, Sweden
About the CES Innovation Awards
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each. All entries are reviewed and scored based on the following criteria:
• Engineering and functionality
• Aesthetic and design
• What makes the product unique and innovative
The Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category recognizes automotive and other transportation products and services that integrate technology into the driving or riding experience, whether by enhancing safety, navigation, improving the passenger experience or enabling self-driving functionality.
A panel of industry expert judges reviews applications in each product category based on the evaluation criteria above, and the top-scoring products are designated as honorees.
The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.