Over the past few years, CES – the Consumer Electronics Show – has become a hotspot for vehicle innovation, especially when it comes to automation and mobility. This year was no different. The event, which took place from Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, brought carmakers and aftermarket companies from across the globe, looking to bring the future to our front door.
Some highlights from the event included:
- Gentex Corp. will demonstrate new connected car features, digital rear vision systems, biometric-based vehicle security, in-vehicle payments with Visa and other emerging automotive features ready for automaker implementation into new vehicles. Read more.
- Valeo will be displaying a new system at CES 2018 that allows the interior climate of a vehicle to be adjusted to each passenger’s physical condition and sensitivity to temperature, when and where they need it. Read more.
- Visteon Corp. has unveiled its DriveCore autonomous driving platform at CES 2018. Designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology, Visteon says DriveCore is the first solution to allow automakers to build autonomous driving solutions quickly and in an open collaboration model. Read more.
- Aisin Seiki and Aisin AW jointly exhibited and focused on three areas of R&D of next generation technology: zero emission, automated driving and connected cars. The new exhibit will feature a pneumatic driving simulator, among other items. Read more.
- Aptiv, a global technology company that provides leading automated driving solutions, and ride-hailing company Lyft partnered to demonstrate a fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience during the show. Read more.
- Magna allowed attendees to experience firsthand how an autonomous vehicle works by using virtual reality technology. Read more.
- LinkData Technologies Co., a high-tech enterprise in China’s new energy industry, debuted U-bike, a neighborhood electric vehicle powered by Panasonic lithium-ion batteries with a width of 920mm and a total weight of 180-kilograms (396 lbs.), with a 100-kilometer (62-mile) driving range. Read more.
- Webasto, a Tier 1 automotive and aftermarket equipment manufacturer, entered the North American electric vehicle charging market and unveiled a full-service EV charging program at the show. Read more.
- Autoliv Inc. revealed its Learning Intelligent Vehicle (LIV) 2.0, a real human/machine interaction that the company says will help shape consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles. Read more.
- Magneti Marelli will display a wide range of smart, streamlined, high-tech and safe solutions, including Smart Corner, advanced human machine interface displays and vehicle-to-everything communication. Read more.
- Simulators at DENSO’s CES booth showed how it was tackling its promises of the “future” of technology, with core connected and automated drive technologies, and the concept of shared mobility, focused on developing technologies for safer, more comfortable and convenient mobility. Read more.
- The FEV Smart Vehicle Demonstrator vehicle, which serves as a technology and development platform, shuttled customers to and from its hospitality suite in the Bellagio Hotel to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the duration of the show. Read more.
- In its Holistic Connectivity Experience demonstration car, Continental harnessed web technologies to provide seamless connectivity for users to enjoy a better driving experience. Read more.
CES 2018 featured 2,900 exhibitors and was attended by more than 170,000 visitors from more than 150 countries.