Every year in January, the titans of the tech industry converge in Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. At this industry event, thousands of tech companies come to show off their latest products and innovations.
The growing demand for high-tech connected automobiles has resulted in many of the world’s biggest automakers joining the show. Manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota were on site to show off their newest automotive technologies. Here is a quick look at some of the things we saw at CES 2015.
Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car This Mercedes concept car is a cutting-edge example of an autonomous car – one that can completely drive itself! The car is powered by an electric drive system with a hydrogen fuel cell, which will deliver up to 1,100 km (683 miles) of zero-emission driving.
Every year in January, the world’s consumer electronics companies congregat in Las Vegas at the International CES Show to show off their latest and greatest products. Everything from digital cameras and tablet computers to washing machines and televisions are on display.
In past years, car manufacturers occupied a small part of the show to demonstrate the latest in-vehicle technologies. For 2014, automotive companies reserved 140,000 square feet of floor space for their booths – a 20% increase compared to 2013!
Here are some of the top automotive headlines from CES 2014:
Audi Introduces Self-Driving Car
Audi was at CES 2014 demonstrating a self-driving car, which uses a combination of RADAR, LASER, and imaging technologies to be aware of its surroundings. Last year, the car’s entire hatch was filled with computers to process this information. This year, it’s been shrunk down to a computer in the trunk no bigger than an iPad. Audi calls their new technology “piloted driving,” and it looked very close to production-ready on this A7 sedan.