What is CES?
The world biggest show, I mean Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held every year in January at Las Vegas is a premier electronic convention held annually for showcasing exceptional technological advancements in the consumer electronics industry. This year, CES will hold from January 9 through January 12, 2018, marked its 51th anniversary with 3,900 exhibitors showing off myriad revolutionary tech trends and avant-garde gadgets that will drive the future of technology globally.
CES teams with Deloitte to dive deep into the connected ecosystem of smart cities
The future of cities is intelligence through 5G connectivity, and CES 2018 is the place to experience the entire connected ecosystem that brings together technologies, solutions, players and audiences in the smart city sector. Through its new comprehensive program destination, Smart Cities at CES 2018 will feature a dedicated exhibit area and a multi-day conference program. Presented by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Deloitte, programming will feature thought leaders in the space including Bosch, Ford, Nissan, Qualcomm and more, exploring what’s next for smart cities including smart transportation, smart energy and smart grid, public safety, health care, data analytics and security, artificial intelligence, and governance and policy. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2018 will run January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV.
“With global spending on smart cities projected to reach $34.35B by 2020, we are excited to announce this dedicated program at CES as the perfect opportunity for companies operating in the smart city space to get together and discuss the future,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Deloitte has been a tremendous collaborator as we look at how the rapid growth we are seeing in this area will influence policies, transportation, cities, towns, our industry and the planet.”
Now let’s throw light on the futuristic innovations to be witnessed at CES 2018 that will have a major impact in the coming years.
- Tech innovations in Smartphones: While the South Korean manufacturer is unlikely to present its Galaxy S9, the new A8 and A8+ are expected to be at least teased at CES. Samsung could also unveil some new concepts for the future as well as new TV sets, including a 150-inch giant TV.Also BlackBerry has certainly abandoned the manufacture of smartphones, preferring to turn to software rather than hardware, but this does not mean that we will no longer see phones from this brand. Its partner TCL takes over. It could take the opportunity to present a new model, or at least a prototype to replace the KeyOne.
- A Glimpse Into the 5G future: How 5G Will Enable the Future,will focus on innovations which will be enabled by a successful global roll-out of 5G networks, such as: self-driving vehicles, breakthroughs in health care and smart cities, AR/VR applications for commercial and consumer use, content and entertainment opportunities, IoT data applications and more. This keynote will take place at 10 AM Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.
“CES is where the entire connected, mobile ecosystem comes together. The impact of 5G is groundbreaking and will accelerate innovation in all of the technologies we showcase at CES, from smart home and appliances, drones and robotics to self-driving vehicles and smart city technologies,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA. “CES is at the forefront of showcasing how the future of connectivity is extending beyond the mobile industry. This combination of communication industry leaders joining forces on the CES keynote stage, will present us with a global perspective into how 5G is catalyzing growth and binding together our physical and digital worlds.”.
- Cloud-Based Innovations: CES 2018 will also witnessed numerous cloud-based announcements. When it comes to innovation, MSI has always been a leader in researching and creating next level technology for the gaming community. This year, MSI has created a wide variety of gaming products to elevate the competition and CES Consumer Technology Association has recognized the Trident 3 Arctic Gaming desktop, the Infinite X Gaming desktop, the Optix MPG27CQ, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING, and the Z370 GODLIKE GAMING as products that demonstrate innovation in their respective categories. There will also hopefully be news about the second-gen 12nm Ryzen processors, code-named Pinnacle Ridge with rumours of an early 2018 launch now seemingly confirmed. We had heard some apocryphal rumours that AMD would be managing to squeeze a 12 core chip into their Ryzen 2 range, but given the physics-defying design that would be required in order to get another quad-core CCX into the cramped CPU package, that’s pretty much guaranteed to be so much bunkum, hokum, and/or tommyrot.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI undoubtedly will take the center stage throughout the CES 2018. New at CES, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Marketplace will be the destination for the latest innovations in AI infrastructure and computer systems able to perform human-intelligence tasks.. These computerized brains are empowering humans to replicate virtual worlds besides endowing computers with the intelligence to comprehend the real world.
- AI-powered Cars: Automobile companies are focusing on AI-powered vehicles as the day is not far when customers will seek self-driving cars. Smart car manufacturers will soon come up with AI-powered cars that can generate their own emotions because soon customers will opt for cars with which they can establish the best emotional relationship. CES 2018 will see the launch of many AI-powered emotional cars, no company is more ready to take the plunge into the automotive future than Rinspeed and its partner, Harman International. At CES 2018, Rinspeed will be showing off its Snap concept car in the Harman showcase at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. One key concept of Snap is how it separates the chassis and and cabin, making for a flexible transportation system. If you need to carry a few passengers, there’s a cabin for that, or if you need to sell ice cream, there could be a utility cabin for that.
As with previous Rinspeed concepts, Snap will serve as a showcase for technologies from partner such as Harman.
A new player on the electric vehicle field will use CES to show off its first passenger car. Byton, headquartered in China, has been opening offices around the world in anticipation of launching a global line of electric cars. Much of what Byton has to show is still under wraps, and we don’t have crucial information such as range yet. However, teaser images show a simple front-end outlined in running lights, along with the thin apertures for LED headlights. A profile image shows what looks like a crossover vehicle. As small crossovers have become extremely popular, that segment would be a smart first launch play for Byton.
A company called Genovation also plans to show off its GXE, a Corvette modified with an electric drivetrain, while the Workhorse Group plans to bring its W-15 electric pick-up truck.
Traditional automakers, including Toyota, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, FCA, Ford and Nissan will be at CES 2018 in force.
Mercedes-Benz promises a new infotainment system, called Mercedes-Benz User Experience, aimed at its less-expensive cars. This system will hopefully be a fresh take on the infotainment found in current Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which has long been in need of an interface update. We will have to wait for the show for details on the new Mercedes-Benz system, but it should include support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
- AI-powered Health-tech Devices: In order to incorporate advanced technology and new-age thinking to the workout routine of fitness freaks, fitness technology companies unveiled a range of sophisticated fitness wearable devices at the CES. For example
Nokia Since its $191m acquisition of Withings over a year ago, Nokia has been busy rebranding and consolidating its health and fitness gadgets portfolio. The most recent addition to its range is the Steel HR.
We’ve seen a few companies depart the wearable tech space in 2017, but Nokia couldn’t be more different. A couple of months ago, the company announced it is planning to shift focus away from virtual reality towards health and fitness digital health. We will be surprised if it doesn’t use CES 2018 as a platform for new hardware and software.
Xiaomi has also confirmed it will be at the technology show. The Chinese tech company already has a broad range of low-cost products, but there could be a chance it might make an announcement on a new wearable.
5. Humanoid Robots: CES 2018 will future the Robotics Marketplace showcases intelligent, autonomous machines that are changing the way we live at work, at school, at the doctor’s office and at home.Today, robots are connected to the cloud; controllable by mobile device; and capable of seeing, hearing and reacting to the environment in ways once thought impossible.