• Technology Changing the Future of Transportation
  • February 9, 2018
  • For close to 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the hub for innovators and industry leaders who have developed major breakthroughs in consumer technologies. People from around the world gathered at the CES event in Las Vegas in early January to present some of the latest developments in technology and how they impact the transportation industry. The following are four of the best CES products that are expected to make waves in 2018:

    Smart Cities: As cars have become more technologically advanced, with a range of driver-assisted technologies and accident avoidance systems, not to mention fully autonomous vehicles, tech companies have been brainstorming with car companies on ways to connect a city’s infrastructure to a vehicle’s technology. For example, Bosch discussed the concept of community-based parking, wherein cars can use a cloud-based database to automatically report empty parking spaces as they drive by. Another example included Automated Valet Parking, a technology that would enable to car to park itself after the driver was dropped off.
    Voice Assistant Technology: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant have made their way from the home to a vehicle’s dashboard. Panasonic recently announced that it would be working with Alexa and Google Assistant by using Android Auto to develop voice assistant technology that could be used to control various features in the car, including music and temperature control. Garmin has also made a third-party Alexa device called Speak Plus.
    Last Mile Solutions: Tech companies have been trying to develop last mile transportation solutions that include Segways, scooters, longboards, and folding bicycles that have more efficient batteries. Segway has added a one-wheeled version to its lineup, and Ford came out with a full lineup of scooters. Lithium batteries are becoming lighter and are able to hold a charge for longer periods of time. This means that scooters, e-bikes, and personal transporters will be able to travel farther in a single charge.
    Expanded Electric Car Lineup: Almost every car company has promised to offer an electric car option by 2020, whether it is a hybrid or a fully electric car. Major auto manufacturers like Mercedes, Nissan, and Smart brought electric concept cars to CES. For example, Nissan presented the second-generation Leaf, an electric car that looks more like a Model 3 Tesla. Hyundai also revealed a hydrogen fuel cell SUV called Nexo, which gets 370 miles and fuels up in a matter of minutes.
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