Groundbreaking auto tech on show at 2022 Shopper Electronics Present

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The Shopper Electronics Present (CES) in Las Vegas is the world’s largest know-how present, and up to now decade, it has developed into a blinding showcase for groundbreaking car tendencies and applied sciences.

At CES 2022, held in January, main auto producers once more unveiled a smorgasbord of latest applied sciences (and partnerships with high-tech firms) that may drive the business ahead.

Though the occasion was shortened by a day and a few automakers opted to forgo attending this yr’s CES due to COVID-19, there have been nonetheless sufficient surprises and thrilling developments to wow audiences.

From an automotive perspective, the electrification of automobiles took centre stage at this yr’s CES. Many of the prototype and manufacturing fashions on show had been completely electrical, together with the much-anticipated Chevrolet Silverado EV, the BMW iX M60 crossover and the Mercedes-Benz EQXX idea.

Japanese electronics big, Sony, launched an all-electric SUV idea referred to as the Imaginative and prescient-S 02, which may go into manufacturing within the subsequent few years. The corporate plans to make use of its experience to supply enhancements within the space of mobility leisure. Sony additionally unveiled plans to launch its personal automotive unit.

For one thing fully totally different, BMW launched its progressive iX Move, that includes E Ink. It’s the primary automotive on the earth whose exterior color will be modified digitally, merely with the contact of a button. Though this car shouldn’t be slated for manufacturing, this know-how wins my vote for cool issue.

The physique of the iX Move is laminated with a particular movie that comprises tiny microcapsules. Based on BMW, “every capsule comprises in a different way charged white, black or colored particles, which change into seen when an electrical subject is utilized.”

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Many partnerships between tech firms and automakers had been introduced. Mobileye (Intel’s autonomous driving division) has partnered with Volkswagen to supply mapping knowledge on future fashions. Mobileye additionally introduced that it’ll present enhancements to Ford’s driver help system.

Know-how big, Qualcomm, introduced offers to produce pc chips to Volvo, Honda and Renault, for the aim of digitizing these automakers’ product strains.

Qualcomm mentioned it has reached a deal to produce its “Snapdragon Cockpit” chips — and an working system from Google — in automobiles. This deal will enable Volvo to make the most of Google Assistant and navigation from Google Maps.

A number of self-driving prototypes had been unveiled, with automotive and tech firms anxious to indicate off the newest advances in automotive driving know-how.

Tech firm, NVIDIA, made a digital handle the place it detailed its DRIVE Hyperion platform. The most recent technology of DRIVE Hyperion contains “a high-performance pc and sensor structure that meets the security necessities of a totally autonomous car.”

Lots of the new automotive applied sciences unveiled at CES 2022 – particularly electrification and autonomous automobiles – shall be on show on the 2023 Canadian Worldwide AutoShow.

The CIAS is acknowledged as one of many main auto exhibits in North America, and it’s the most important shopper present of any type in Canada, in dimension and attendance. The present encompasses roughly 650,000 sq. ft of the North and South Metro Conference Centres.

The 2023 AutoShow guarantees to be an exciting expertise for guests. Subsequent yr, the CIAS will have a good time its fiftieth anniversary of the fashionable period of the present, and pleasure is already beginning to construct for this milestone occasion.

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The subsequent present pays homage to the previous 5 many years and embody lots of the displays that audiences have come to like and recognize. There shall be greater than 1,000 automobiles, vehicles and SUVs on show.

AutoShow organizers intend to as soon as once more exceed expectations by presenting a complete immersive expertise that captures the true spirit, pleasure and variety of the automotive business.

Michael Eatson is president of the Trillium Vehicle Sellers Affiliation and is president of Peterborough Volkswagen. This column represents the views and values of the TADA. Write to [email protected] or go to tada.ca. For details about automotive tendencies and careers, go to carsandjobs.com.