CES 2019: User experience, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions
Automotive trends lead to new vehicle use cases and features
|BMW Vision iNEXT concept|
CES 2019 was held from January 8 through January 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. OEMs and suppliers showcased both production-ready systems and technological concepts, with approximately 300,000 square feet dedicated to the automotive industry.
One common theme at CES 2019 was enriching the in-car experience. Companies including Kia, Aisin, Hyundai Mobis, and Toyota Boshoku, showed systems that could analyze a passenger’s emotional state, and then enable systems in response. Audi’s in-car entertainment system transforms the vehicle from a transportation medium to a sensory entertainment experience. The BMW Vision iNEXT demonstrated Shy Tech, discreet vehicle control technology which blends in with the vehicle’s interior.
Autonomous driving was another point of emphasis. Displays showcased a variety of systems related to autonomous driving development, from the autonomous Chrysler Pacifica developed by Waymo for testing and data-gathering purposes, to a system integration concept developed by Magneti Marelli for autonomous vehicles. Honda displayed several autonomous robots that could support people in various scenarios.
Regarding the theme of mobility solutions, various companies exhibited solutions for an urban environment, including Mercedes-Benz’s Urbanetic, Kia’s SEED Car, Continental’s CUbE, and ZF’s e.GO Mover. Hyundai unveiled a prototype of the Elevate concept at its press conference, a wheeled vehicle with movable legs that could be used to traverse difficult terrain.
This report is part of a series of reports focusing on the automotive content showcased at CES 2019, and details the exhibits shown by companies around the themes of in-vehicle user experience, autonomous vehicles and mobility concepts.
CES 2019: Production models (February 2019)
CES 2019: State of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry (January 2019)
Tier 1 suppliers: Autonomous, Connected, and Mobility related businesses (January 2019)
CES Asia 2018: Electric, intelligent, and connected vehicles (August 2018)