CES 2018 | Automotive technology coverage | Overdrive

CES 2018 | Automotive technology coverage | Overdrive


[Music] hello and welcome people I am in Las Vegas for the CES 2018 now this is a Consumer Electronics Show but every year the amount of automotive brands that have been participating in this show has been increasing so I’m here to check them out and see what’s new and in store for all of us unlike a typical Motor Show the CES 2018 is more about futuristic concepts than production-ready cars and as expected autonomous driving technologies and alternative propulsion where the key areas of focus and then some Nissan for example displayed its cutting edge brain to vehicle technology which uses a specialized headset that interprets the brain signals of the driver of an electric car and the data is then used to optimize the cars driving dynamics in short the technology enables the car to learn the drivers reaction times and behavioral traits and then fine-tune its own driving systems accordingly to maintain a safe and fun driving experience driving around with a headset may look funny but the technology has potential to shape safer drivers at the CES the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance also announced plans to start a corporate venture capital fund intended to invest up to 1 million dollars over the next five years in startups for developing new mobility technologies towards vehicle electrification autonomous systems connectivity and artificial intelligence Toyota showcase some innovative plans to further CES 2018 exhibitors not only about concept vehicles but also a new mobility platform all de pallet let’s take a look [Music] at the moment driverless robo vehicles are considered to be the ultimate goal for autonomous driving technologies the Toyota a pilot works in this direction and previews a scalable mobility solution that aims to do everything from ferrying people wire taxi and ride share programs to acting as a mobile office food truck medical center or autonomous cargo delivery vehicle where the says that it has already partnered with the likes of Amazon didi Mazda Pizza Hut and uber to develop this initiative how it fits into the legal barriers and the geofencing parameters surrounding driverless cars remains to be seen what you see behind me is the Hume Dynex oh now this is a fuel cell electric vehicles but more importantly what is important from the Indian standpoint is that it could preview the new design direction that the to saw will take take a closer look the pony inspired form shows the new design direction that Hume died will set for its upcoming SUVs it is a major departure from the current design philosophy and could polarize customers I personally liked what I saw at the CES the next show will be the flagship for human eyes expanding eco vehicle portfolio it also gets new assistant systems like the blind spot view monitor and radar-guided technologies like Lane following Assist and highway driving assist now the Kia Niro is one of the models that is expected to the indian market at least that is what the rumors say what you see behind me is the needle electric vehicle concept that was showcased here at the CES take a closer look the main talking point for the needle Eevee is that range 380 kilometers which is phenomenal for an urban crossover kia also points out that the underpinnings aren’t shared with the hyun de ioniq however with both the car makers rumored to be looking positively at electric vehicles even for the indian market in the long run these cars and their technologies are something to watch out for China has been funding a lot of startups in the automotive world and the latest to come out of there is this the Buyten concept take a closer look the bite in electric SUV wants to change how we spend time in the traffic jams it integrates level three autonomous driving technologies that can take partial responsibility of the driving in such conditions while you can spend time interacting with your fellow passengers or simply connect to your digital life a door-to-door infotainment system which can be controlled using touch voice facial or gesture controls integrates an adaptive software and health monitoring ecosystem called the bite in life the SUV has a driving range of up to five hundred and twenty kilometers and will go on sale by the end of 2018 when it takes on rivals like the q5 GLC and the x3 speaking of infotainment systems Panasonic showcased its cockpit concept of the future it features an advanced heads-up display instrumentation that uses a gaming engine for rich graphics and intuitive controls while the infotainment takes a safe hands-free approach with gesture control technology most of these advancements don’t seem too far away from reaching production mercedes-benz use the CES to showcase its new MBU ex infotainment system which is set to debut on the all-new e-class the new system uses a 3d interface for a more immersive and intuitive control over the infotainment functions it also uses high-resolution 3d graphics and new connectivity modules to enhance the user experience and the infotainment functions for technics the MD UX uses the Nvidia Parker 128 chip a four core CPU and 8gb ddr4 Ram in fact with such feature-rich infotainment systems modules for connected driving and autonomous technology is going mainstream the processing power and the intelligence of the onboard computers are seeing major advancement to two of the biggest names in this business are Nvidia and Intel and both showcase their developments towards autonomous driving an automotive connectivity at the CES in fact thanks to the advancements in artificial intelligence and processing power the automotive industry hints that fully autonomous cars are only four to five years away from being the road-legal and that in automotive terms is in too distant future [Music]


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