The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is ongoing in Las Vegas. As one of the world’s largest electronics event, CES brings together advanced technological products and innovation from around the globe.
With 5G on the verge of becoming the global standard, smart cars seem to be the highlight of this New Year’s event. BYTON, a Chinese high-tech carmaker, has a preview of its latest concept car at the CES show.
The company’s vice president, Henrik Wenders, said the BYTON life ecosystem is exclusively designed to work in their cars. The new model is designed with the face recognition and supported gesture control and the steering wheel is equipped with a touch screen.
“Imagine the possibilities of taking voice recognition to the next level,” said Wenders.
BYTON is one of over a thousand tech companies attending the CES fair. Toyota is also showing its latest autonomous research vehicle, which uses two systems dubbed “Guardian” and “Chauffeur”.
“Guardian” offers driver assistance technology such as emergency braking, cruise control and lane keeping, while “Chauffeur” is being developed to become a fully autonomous system.
“Specifically it’s an approach that replaces the human driver with AI, with a machine. Level 5 Chauffeur is defined as a system that’s capable of driving anywhere, anytime in any conditions with no driver input,” said Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota research institute.
Hyundai is unveiling their revolutionary new “Elevate” vehicle concept through an animated video on stage at CES. David Byron, industrial design manager at Sundberg-Ferar, calls it the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV).
He commented that a vehicle with legs could not only drive as traditional cars do but also walk or climb over treacherous terrain in ways standard vehicles can’t.
John Suh, vice president of Hyundai Cradle said, “I like to imagine that one day we’ll send crewed missions to the moon or Mars and when that day happens the ‘Elevate’ will be a fantastic way to send a whole new generation of explorers to do science and discover those places.”