The vehicle technologies, or self-driving cars, occupied most of LVCC North Hall and plaza outside LVCC. I don’t have a chance to attend those events in the plaza. Here is my brief experience in the North Hall.
Here is a quick walk through on the vehicle technologies on the show floor.
You should notice the Toyota Concept-i in the photos. Here is a video for a closer look.
Nissan also attracted lots of people on their 3-seat BladeGlider and IDS Concept car.
Mercedes invited the famous Guy Kawasaki as a brand ambassador but I was just able to watch him leaving the stage. Too bad! I don’t see any particularly interesting on Mercedes’ show room but a few people gathering around a van with drones on top of it. Not able to watch closer.
Volkswagen also demonstrated lots of driving technology.
LeEco, a fast-growing Chinese company that is getting themselves in various industries including TV, mobile phone, film production, automobiles, bicycles among others. LeEco showcase their own LeSee Pro concept car on CES show and claimed to be the “Tesla killer” with their luxury electric car with full autonomous capability. LeEco also invested in Faraday Future, which debut their FF91 on the show but I wasn’t able to see it in the show.
NVIDIA is under the spotlight on the CES this year. Their CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, was invited to the opening keynote speech on Jan. 4 at Las Vegas. NVIDIA’s GPU technologies are behind artificial intelligence, deep learning and computer vision that’s much needed in the self-driving cars. They demonstrated their DRIVE PX2 platform and their AI computer.
Here is the video showing how NVIDIA’s Drive AI Computer work to detect the driver’s vision and lip movement.
Amazon is everywhere. Amazon is another big winner in the CES this year. Even though they did not attend the show, their Alexa is everywhere, even on the Volkswagen private showroom.
Also published on Medium.