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My Reflections on CES 2019


I simply returned from my first CES expertise. Individuals are not kidding after they say that the crowds, the traces, and the sheer magnitude of the convention are on one other stage; nothing may have ready me!  I used to be, nonetheless, mentally ready to be blown away by the featured applied sciences and, to be sincere, I used to be not. I’ve been debating whether or not or to not weblog about this as a result of who comes again from CES and says that?!?!

I have to admit, I spent most of my time within the “Automobile Know-how” part. Nearly each sales space had a automobile – both an present automobile with snazzy options or a conceptual design. Listed here are a number of examples of the conceptual autos: Mercedes Benz “Urbanetic, (modular design)” Bell’s “Nexus” (flying automotive!), and Hyundai’s Elevate (strolling automotive).

It was amusing to see what number of corporations are specializing in auxiliary applied sciences to assist absolutely autonomous autos. Clearly these are enjoyable to consider, however how quickly will they really be wanted?! Some examples embrace:

  • Kia’s Actual-Time Emotion Recognition Know-how – This synthetic intelligence expertise can “change the cabin atmosphere with settings which may play upon human senses.” Aptiv is doing one thing comparable (see hyperlink right here).
  • Audi and Disney’s Digital Actuality – “The VR expertise is meant to match, visually, what the passengers really feel as they experience: If the automotive turns, accelerates or brakes, the VR atmosphere will do the identical factor.” Intel and Warner Brothers are doing one thing comparable (see hyperlink right here).
  • Byton’s futuristic dashboard – This 48-inch curved unit stretches throughout your entire dashboard and “offers the motive force details about the automotive and its environment…shows the infotainment system, and provides the entrance passenger entry to leisure like motion pictures and tv reveals.”

And there have been two vital disappointments for me at CES:

  1. Electrical automobile expertise was barely talked about. Outdoors of Nissan’s Leaf e+, electrical automobile expertise didn’t get a ton of consideration.
  2. The place was all the good swag?! Even my one-year outdated wasn’t excited by my souvenirs…

That each one being stated, it was an unimaginable few days and I’m grateful for the expertise. My favourite was hanging on the Continental sales space the place we demonstrated a robotic finishing first/final mile bundle supply from EasyMile’s EZ10 (see video under). What did different individuals take into consideration CES?

 

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