Advances in automobile technology were a big story at CES 2016, from autonomous
driving and personalization of the driving experience via cloud and smart mobility
Ford Shows Off Its Android Auto Implementation On The Sync 3 Platform
Products will roll out to current and future Sync 3-equipped cars
later this year.
Sync 3 has been optimized to stay out of the way when
Android Auto is running
by hiding its own redundant systems like the
built-in navigation and phone apps.
Many other in-car systems tend to
prefer their own navigation and dialer if they
are opened from within the
custom interfaces, but Ford will automatically launch
Google Maps and
Auto's own dialer, regardless of which interface you're looking
BMW Group highlights leading position in the
area of the Connected Car with the BMW i3 and BMW i Concept Car.
Showcases Gesture Control Parking. The BMW i3 drives into and out of a parking
space, through gesture recognition.
BMW i Concept Car’s Vision Future Interaction,
provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future.
High-resolution displays are controlled with gestures and voice control.
Mercedes-Benz premiered Mercedes me, the interactive interface
between people, vehicle and the Mercedes-Benz brand – under the
motto 'It’s all about me.'
Mercedes also showcased their innovative
cockpit of the upcoming new E-Class – with high-resolution visualisations
and animations, touch-sensitive control and smartphone integration with
aerial coupling and wireless charging.
They also showcased a sculpture
of a vehicle named the Concept IAA.
Chevrolet unveils the 2017 Bolt EV, an all-electric vehicle that
promises to deliver 200 miles on a single charge. It features
advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and
personalize the driving experience. Moderately priced, starting
just below $30,000 (after the $7,500 federal tax rebate), the Bolt
EV will have a late-2016 release date.
Kia Motors introduced the launch of a new sub-brand, DRIVE
WISE, to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
(ADAS). DRIVE WISE embodies Kia’s philosophy to realize intelligently
safe vehicles featuring these ADAS technologies.
DRIVE WISE will enable
Kia to introduce intelligent safety technologies to its future model range,
helping to eliminate potential dangers, while changing how owners interact
with their vehicles.
The buzzword most uttered in the presence of 100-inch flat panels
on the show floor was "HDR," which stands for high dynamic range.
Its benefits can be more visible than 4K and it may have a larger
market than 3D.
The color vibrancy and deep blacks of OLED truly make 4K shine, and
with the addition of HDR Pro, LG has vowed that the picture will
bolder, and more immersive than ever before. The G6 and
measure just 2.57 millimeters in depth, andLG calls the
"Picture-On-Glass." LG is also happy to point
out the barely-there bezels
and transparent glass backs on those models.
TCL Launches World’s First QUHD TV Series at CES 2016
QUHD TV is a high-end product category launched by TCL in
with top picture quality processing technologies
such as Quantum Dot, slim
local dimming and HDR, as well as
the supreme entertainment technologies
integrated with innovative
industrial design, high-standard speakers and
the TV+OS. As a new
generation of TV products to lead the trends of the
TV has specially employed slim local dimming technology to
the optical distance to 5mm which makes Xclusive (X1) the world’s
thinnest local dimming quantum dot TV. Another innovative technology,
Vision HDR, is also used in the new products to change the
process of shooting, post production, transmission
and represent the rich colors of nature.
EHang, a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, unveiled today
at CES the EHang 184, the world's first electric, personal Autonomous
Vehicle (AAV) that will achieve humanity's long-standing dream of
flight for short-to-medium distances.
The drone can take off, follow and frame its user while
with predetermined camera movements, and safely land. These
processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the
HEXO+ smartphone application.
Yuneec USA Inc. unveils the Typhoon H, a new category of drone for the enthusiast
The Typhoon H has high-end professional offerings - six rotors, a 360-degree gimbal
camera, a CGO3+ 4K camera and retractable landing gear - but at a consumer price of
$1,799. Planned add-ons include a high performance collision avoidance module based on
Intel® RealSense™ Technology.
The wearable tech industry is projected to grow 64 per cent over the next
three years, reaching $25 billion in 2019 when more than 245 million devices
are expected to ship. Wristbands, smartwatches, jewelry and embedded clothing
are transforming babycare, parenting, health, and fashion.
Samsung Electronics launched their Premium Design line
with the Gear S2 classic in Rose Gold and Platinum — for a
classic, timeless design. These models reflect Samsung’s
commitment to bringing more choice to its consumers while
highlighting design and advanced functionality.
The Gear S2
will offer Samsung Pay and is expanding its compatibility to
devices running on iOS to extend
accessibility to a wider range
of mobile users.
Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Blaze™ smart fitness watch, its smartest,
most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet.
Fitbit Blaze is a
smart fitness watch built to help make the most of workouts, with a
sleek, versatile design, and smart notifications.
Fitbit Blaze is available
now for presale with global retail availability starting in March 2016.
Mirama showcases their smart glasses prototype - providing a unique
experience with its gesture recognition system and augmented reality
possibilities. The glasses use imagerecognition and geolocation to allow
the user to view information based on where they are looking.
this wearable device is still in its development stages.
AiraWear showcases Aira, a jacket that provides massage on the move,
syncing up and controlled by your smart phone.
The jacket is yet to be
released, but Aira will be on a crowdfunding platform at the end of February 2016.
This year at CES, essentially all of last-year’s vendors were back with new
or enhanced products and, more importantly, lots of industry application examples.
Shenzhen Weistek Co
Shenzhen Weistek Co., Ltd, a leading researcher and manufacturer
of Consumer 3D Printers and Software, showcases two 3D printing products.
The IdeaWerk Desktop 3D Printer is a ultra-fast printer, capable of increasing
desktop 3D printing speeds by 5 up to 10 times.
They also showcase a
kid-friendly 3D desktop printer, controlled through smart devices.
The completely new flexible plastic material developed
Sculpteo the material makes it possible to
create functional objects with a
Shore hardness level of
65A, and therefore to reproduce complex mechanical
It is now possible to 3D print a functional and
truly soft object.
3D PrintLife creates an ABS material additive called Enviro.
This premium 3D printing filament comes in vibrant colors,
is produced in the United States and is made to support
environmentally friendly 3D printing.
Cappasity Inc. debuts its new software and hardware solutions:
the Easy 3D Scan™ software, the professional scanning box, and
the full-body scanning booth. They offer automatic scanning and
measurement solutions for 3D scanning humans and objects. It is
an affordable full-body 3D scanning solution powered by Intel
RealSense long-range 3D cameras.
Cappasity Inc. offers cost-effective
3D scanning solutions for e-commerce, 3D content production and 3D printing.
CES 2016 is the year of VR with new launches from major players.
According to the CTA, virtual reality headsets are expected to take off
in in 2016 with projected sales up by 500 percent to 1.2 million units.
The CTA announced that virtual reality exhibits on the show floor will grew by 77 percent.
Starship - vTime
Starship, the UK-based innovation studio, opened the
mobile social VR network, vTime, in early access. Released
initially for the Samsung Gear VR, the free app allows anyone,
anywhere to socialize with family and friends in a growing
of virtual environments.
Scale-1 Portal unveils SCALee, the world's first social
virtual reality media center.
SCALee transforms any wall
into a highly immersive universe where players can interact
naturally in 1:1 scale games and applications. SCALee includes
a powerful Windows 10 based computer, so that its 3 meters
wide projected screen can be used as a media center, browse
the internet or play standard games.
SCALee release date is
scheduled for the last quarter of 2016.
Girl Scouts, Pet Solutions, iProducts, Music, Fitness and More!
Girl Scouts Expands Presence at CES 2016 to Help Girls
Imagine a Future in STEM
Girl Scouts is back at CES 2016 with Digital Cookie 2.0, the
online addition to the iconic Girl Scout Cookie
Program, and a brand new
Girls’ STEM Summit. Building on last
year’s successful debut, Girl Scouts
is expanding its presence to
give girls a unique opportunity to learn from
top influencers and
present our latest technology at a world renowned
well as showcase all the organization is doing to address
involvement in STEM.
Zivix, the technology company striving to bring music to the masses,
is showcasing Jamstik+ - the world’s first smart guitar. A portable
digital instrument that connects
wirelessly to Apple devices to learn,
play and create music anywhere. It uses infrared light-sensing
technology in its fretboard that “sees” finger placement and provides
Additionally, the Jamstik+ includes a suite of apps
from learning to play guitar, to remixing music. With the
users can play a variety of instruments, including a banjo, piano, or harp.
Kymera Body Board is the world’s first all-electric, jet-propelled boogie
board. A Shark Tank contestant, Kymera has raised money through
Kickstarter, and has recently began shipping to distributors.
intended for lifeguards and search and rescue teams, it's designed to
be placed in the water more quickly and easily than personal watercraft.
Kymera weighs 48 pounds with the rechargeable lithium polymer battery
pack, and 29 pounds without it.
Winner of several CES awards, the French-based startup has created a
tool that scans your food
and determines its nutritional value. The product
works by using
Bluetooth and connecting it with a molecular sensor developed
SCiO. The molecules vibrate and interact with light in different ways,
helping to determine what’s inside of the food.
CleverPet hub challenges dogs -- and even cats -- to puzzles of sorts
with lights, sounds and touch pads. It automatically rewards pets for
successful completion of a task with treats. The idea is to keep pets
stimulated while their owners are away
Entertainment Matters Ambassadors for CES 2016 are a pair
of YouTube vloggers - Justine Ezarik, a.k.a. iJustine, and
Joey Graceffa - who combine for more than 10 million subscribers
and 1.4 billion video views. They are examples of the opportunities
available when the technology and content communities collide.
Entertainment Matters is a CES program developed to help the Hollywood
community navigate the technology show.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc is a world leader in next-generation
mobile technologies. Qualcomm is focusing on eight select areas
and industries that they believe can be radically transformed by
Qualcomm technology: automotive, smart cities, wearables,
networking, smart homes, data centers, healthcare, and
smartphones.Various products and solutions were announced
with Qualcomm technology built in.
Appcessory Pte Ltd, the brand owner of ‘gosh!’, debuts a full range
of new products, including Smart Pet Solutions.
The three new products
include the Ball Launcher, designed to train your pet through automatic
treat rewards. The Paw Washer, to wash the paws after going outside.
And the Pet Feeder, a wifi-controlled feeder for when the owner is not
Alcohol and ammonia free, there’s nothing in the bottle
or wipe to
damage any of your screens. Non-toxic and
odorless, it is 100%
safe with no harmful residue left behind.
Most interestingly, their formula leaves a nano-thin, anti-static
invisible coating that repels and resists dist, smudges, and fingerprints!
CES 2016 officially begins this morning, drawing over 150,000
attendees and 3,600 Exhibitors, developers and suppliers of
consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery
and more. Attendees from more than 150 countries
come during CES 2016’s
four-day run through Saturday, Jan 9.
Open exclusively to CES registered media and industry analysts, Press Day
will showcase CES exhibitor press conferences with major product and company
news the day before the CES 2016 show floor opens.
Investing in Las Vegas: Consumer Technology Association Announces
Sustainability, Education Partnerships with CES Host Community
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ announced its continued
support of the Las Vegas community through a new partnership with
education technology company EverFi, and donations for sustainability
projects in Las Vegas and the surrounding community. This marks the
eighth consecutive year that CTA – owner and producer of CES®, the
world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer
technologies – has given sustainability grants to the greater Las Vegas community.
CES Unveiled brings innovative technology companies, top press,
industry analysts, buyers, and other key industry influencers together
showcase new products and tech trends leading up to CES 2016.
CES Unveiled is the official media event of CES. It's the ideal
to build buzz and stand out in the days leading up to the show. This annual
networking event will also feature the 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honorees.
you're an innovative startup or an established brand, prompt your media
mingle with over 1,200 media from around the world.
Canhegat Launches Animal Nutrition And
Welfare Pendant at CES Unveiled
Canhe-Fit was created to allow pet owners to track their
dogs’ and cats’ food intake,
exercise and energy expenditure
based on their breed, age and weight in order to
healthy lifestyle and general well-being. Combined with the
pet’s historical data,
day-to-day tracking statistics can be
followed through the Canhegat mobile app available
the Apple Store and Google Play. Additionally, the app
functions as a GPS,
deploying social localization to allow
the pet owner to easily locate their missing dog or cat.
Device pairs with the phones of everyone in the house,
and it can adjust
the temperature automatically based on
who’s home. It’ll even shut the
system down when you
leave, and turn it back on when it sees you’re
back to your abode. The teardrop half of the Ween
with a traditional wall-mounted actuator
unit that works with just about
any central HVAC system.
World's first mobile app to simultaneously
use Wi-Fi, mobile and Bluetooth
to speed all types of mobile activities.
Speedify promises seamless
mobile connectivity by intelligently
switching between available Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth networks or bonding
them to create the best possible mobile
Developed by French firm Start & Blue, Hydrao has built-in
lights that change colour as more and more water is used.
50 litre limit has passed it flashes red to suggest it
might be time to get
out of the shower.
The system works with a companion app, available
for iOS and
Android, to let users track water use over time with
options to change the water consumption
threshold and what colour
the shower head flashes.