2017 CES Consumer Electronics Show – preview
What we’re looking forward to at next year’s Consumer Electrics Show, which takes place from 5-8 January 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Centre
Every January, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) showcases the tech to look forward to across the year. The automotive industry has somewhat hijacked the show in recent years, with electric and autonomous revolutions now taking centre stage.
Continental is up for an honor at the 2017 CES show, for its Short Range Radar with Trailer Merge Assist and Trailer Length Detection systems, which acts as a blind spot warning for drivers towing, and automatically detects the length of the trailer. Continental is scheduled to make a presentation, as well as receive the award.
Although not manufacturers, tech producers Delphi and Mobileye will have one of the largest automotive exhibits at CES 2016, showcasing products in eight separate categories. Among these are automotive accessories, telecommunications and infrastructure, vehicle technologies and wireless services and devices. As their main exhibit, they will demonstrate 6.3 miles of autonomous driving on the streets of Las Vegas.
Faraday Future revealed its FFZero1 hypercar concept at last year’s CES, but this year will host the debut of its first production model, an as-yet-unnamed SUV which has been the subject of a long and ongoing campaign of previews. In-wheel motors and a considerable, Tesla-rivalling range are expected, but nothing is yet confirmed.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
FCA has chosen to reveal its latest model at CES, rather than the Detroit motor show in January. This is a clue as to what it might be, and FCA’s prolific autonomous development programme in America suggests that it will heavily focus upon the technology. It’s likely to be a US-only model, however.
Honda is taking an emotional approach to CES, as it reveals its NeuV concept with an artificial intelligence ‘emotion engine’ at the show. Of course, it’s an EV, but on top of that, it’ll be equipped with technology which will help alleviate traffic congestion, new forms of connectivity, and is penned as a ‘co-operative mobility ecosystem’ rather than a car.
Read more: Honda to reveal NeuV
Hyundai Ioniq autonomous
Another mobile display at CES will be Hyundai’s demonstration of its autonomous Ioniq. The fourth variant on the Ioniq name, the concepts will drive themselves along Las Vegas Boulevard to show off their autonomous software. The tech is expected to make it into production Hyundais by the end of the decade.
Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn is to give a keynote speech at CES. The group announced that Ghosn’s speech will cover Nissan’s vision of future mobility, as well as announcing tech developments and partnerships. As a taster, Nissan has already revealed its plans for a mobility scheme based around the new Micra in Paris.
NVIDIA is a name more commonly associated with gaming, but this year the tech company will unveil its latest developments in self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, in addition to its traditional gaming stomping ground. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has already given a pre-show keynote, which you can watch above.
Rinspeed, renowned purveyor of outlandish and tech-heavy cars, will take a car-sharing-oriented, autonomous concept to CES this year. As a party piece, the car can rotate on the spot for easy parking, and the windscreen has built-in augmented and virtual reality technologies.
Toyota will speak at CES in the new year, presenting its latest breakthroughs and innovations in research and development, focussing upon artificial intelligence. No further details have been given on where the innovations will be applied, but it’s likely that they will tie in to Toyota’s autonomous driving push.
VW revealed the Budd-e concept at last year’s CES, so we’re expecting something big this year. The all-electric I.D. concept has already been revealed as the first in a range of electric concepts as the brand seeks to distance itself from Dieselgate, so it’s expected that the next concept, to be revealed in January, will be another electric van.