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My Reflections on CES 2019


I simply returned from my first CES expertise. Individuals are not kidding once they say that the crowds, the strains, and the sheer magnitude of the convention are on one other stage; nothing may have ready me!  I used to be, nevertheless, 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 need to admit, I spent most of my time within the “Car Expertise” part. Nearly each sales space had a car – both an current car with snazzy options or a conceptual design. Listed below are a couple of examples of the conceptual autos: Mercedes Benz “Urbanetic, (modular design)” Bell’s “Nexus” (flying automobile!), and Hyundai’s Elevate (strolling automobile).

It was amusing to see what number of corporations are specializing in auxiliary applied sciences to help totally 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 Expertise – This synthetic intelligence expertise can “change the cabin surroundings with settings which might play upon human senses.” Aptiv is doing one thing related (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 journey: If the automobile turns, accelerates or brakes, the VR surroundings will do the identical factor.” Intel and Warner Brothers are doing one thing related (see hyperlink right here).
  • Byton’s futuristic dashboard – This 48-inch curved unit stretches throughout your entire dashboard and “provides the driving force details about the automobile and its environment…shows the infotainment system, and offers the entrance passenger entry to leisure like films and tv exhibits.”

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

  1. Electrical car expertise was barely talked about. Outdoors of Nissan’s Leaf e+, electrical car 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 Even my one-year outdated wasn’t excited by my souvenirs…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 every one being mentioned, it was an unbelievable 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 beneath). What did different individuals take into consideration CES?

 

About Lauren Isaac

Lauren Isaac is the Director of Enterprise Initiatives for the North American operation of EasyMile. Easymile supplies electrical, driverless shuttles which are designed to cowl brief distances in multi-use environments. Previous to working at EasyMile, Lauren labored at WSP the place she was concerned in varied tasks involving superior applied sciences that may enhance mobility in cities. Lauren wrote a information titled “Driving In the direction of Driverless: A Information for Authorities Businesses” concerning how native and regional governments ought to reply to autonomous autos within the brief, medium, and long run. As well as, Lauren maintains the weblog, “Driving In the direction of Driverless”, and has introduced on this subject at greater than 75 business conferences. She lately did a TEDx Discuss, and has been revealed in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune amongst different publications.

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