The Los Angeles Consumer Electronic Show (CES) saw lots of new ideas and forthcoming technology for cars. Here are some of the most interesting tech
The Los Angeles Consumer Electronic Show (CES) saw lots of new ideas and forthcoming technology for cars. Here are some of the most interesting tech innovations that came out of the event.
An Automated Valet Parking System from Hyundai
We’ve all seen driver assist, but Hyundai has gone a few steps further with an automated valet parking system which is able to park itself in recharging points, and then find an empty parking spot to wait for the owner. This totally autonomous vehicle will not be seen in the Hyundai or Kia range soon, but the sister companies have said that they expect autonomous models to be hitting the market by 2030.
The Ultimate Mobility Vehicle from Hyundai
This vehicle may never see full production, but what an idea. The ultimate mobility vehicle has wheels on the ends of legs, meaning it can climb, walk or drive. It can handle the toughest terrain and get just about anywhere. This is a concept that probably makes more sense when we are a multi-planet species.
Guardian Automated Assist from Toyota
This assistive technology can take control of the Toyota car by anticipating and identifying potential accidents. This tech will be seen on other vehicles, and not just Toyota models, as the Japanese manufacturer has developed it to be compatible across various manufacturers and models.
This is a step further from the previous automatic assistance technology we saw at the consumer electronics show last year.
Invisible to Visible Assist from Nissan
Augmented reality is still very young but there seem to be big plans to use it over at Nissan. With this technology, the driver of a car can interact with the cloud and pull data to present, superimposed on the screen. This will provide real-time navigation guidance and a more enjoyable experience, say Nissan.
There’s lots of technology that is coming to cars, which ultimately is about providing more comfort, safety and pleasure on the road. It’s anyone’s guess whether, in 30 years, we will even be allowed to drive cars in a new environment where autonomous cars are the norm.
The intervening period between human-driven vehicles and artificial intelligence-driven vehicles will see a whole load of technology including augmented reality, driver assist, and other tech to enhance driver efficiency and enjoyment.