Las Vegas, Nevada, 11 Venues, 2.5 million net square feet of exhibits, 4,500 companies and 180,000 attendees, yes this is CES 2019.
It’s easy to think of CES as a magical, fairy-tale land that only exists for a few days but it’s impact on the world is far greater. Some of the most innovative life changing products ever introduced to the world’s marketplaces have been unveiled at CES
In this next piece we will take a look at the biggest and best Consumer Tech unveiled at this years event. Everything from self driving cars to shapeshifting screens was revealed at CES2019.
The world’s first flying car will probably be an Uber and they are calling it the ‘Nexus’. Uber said the Nexus represents “a major step in its Elevate initiative to create an on-demand Uber Air network”, and shows it is “on track for delivering the world’s first aerial rideshare network in the coming years”.
With plans to test flying car designs by 2020 and launch a commercial service in 2023, Uber Air has partnered with several aircraft manufacturers on the development of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft.
MERCEDES SELF DRIVING
Mercedes have been showing off their prototype for the self driving car at this years CES. The Mercedes Urbanetic Van is a little crazy looking but it’s also the reality. The Van can seat up to 12 people and can be modified for cargo transportation when its not shuttling excited customers from A to B.
ROLLABLE LG TV
This year at CES the Korean Electronics giant unveiled its most incredible Television offering to date. The rollable OLED that can disappear into the Dolby Atmos sound bar that acts as the base and the housing for the TV. The 65 inch display literally rolls up into the soundbar.
Some may consider this the lazy man’s approach to luggage but Ovis had another crack at the Robotic suitcase and their latest offering at CES2019 seems to have hit the mark. The suitcase follows the owner around so he or she doesn’t have to exhaust themselves lugging a heavy case up and down the airport. Using a series of cameras built into the handle of the case it scans its owner so he/she is instantly recognisable to the cases onboard computer. A series of sensors tell the case when there is an obstacle to prevent collisions and if the case is picked up by a thief and carried off the owner will get an alert the their mobile device.
Samsung’s latest smart fridge is more proactive than what you might be used to. The Family Hub includes a “View Inside” feature that uses cameras to let you see what’s inside your fridge remotely. Samsung’s new fridge will also ping your phone if you walk away and leave the door open. These are just two of many really cool Family Hub features.