This 2016’s agenda clearly shows that transportation is the next industry technology trying to transform and perhaps decimate. Traditional auto shows are a great place to see the latest achievements in the auto industry, but CES is the best place to witness the absolute technological edge in the auto industry.
CES had been stage to show off futuristic tricks before, but few of those have made it to vehicles on the road. Carmakers planned to use CES 2016 too. Las Vegas is the place where the results of last year’s research and development will come to light. And as Apple, Google and other major Silicon Valley players extend their auto tech blitzkrieg, the pressure is mounting for Detroit to show some high-tech leg.
The centre stage will be autonomous and electric cars. Car manufacturers used CES in recent years to show off their progress with autonomous vehicle software, and new prototypes from Faraday Future, VW and Chevy, a slew of new developments from the major car firms and also the likely confirmation of a joint initiative between Ford and Google on a new mainstream self-driving car initiative.
The CEOs of General Motors and Volkswagen are delivering keynotes in Las Vegas this week. The second marquee session is focused on urban mobility, with execs from key suppliers in autonomous vehicles like Qualcomm, Bosch, Mobileye along with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Other big auto manufacturers, like Ford, are on hand en masse at parties, dinners and other events.
Garmin wants to bring current driver distraction features to the masses.
Harman is looking quite literally to the future for better ways of monitoring driver stress and alertness. The Harman’s eye and pupil tracking technology is another advanced step toward a more intelligent driving experience.
CES participants can witness BMW another innovation AirTouch . According to the Bavarian automaker, the new technology makes sure that the display in the dashboard can be operated without having to physically touch it, and promises to reveal more visionary technologies on stage. This should allow the drivers to work their way through infotainment features by simply using hand gestures.
The German automakers, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to showcase cars featuring self-driving technologies.
Volkswagen aims a new concept electric car.
Gesture control and infotainment interfaces are some of the coveted technologies that should make drivers’ lives easier and more pleasant.
A reason why compressive driver assist and monitoring systems are still the preserve of brands like Mercedes and Audi is that they are very expensive and complex, often requiring an array of sensors as well as multiple driver facing cameras.
Bosch announced developing a new haptic technology that permits conventional touch screens to resemble physical textures in such a high degree that drivers can use it without directly looking at it.