Intelligent transportation dominated headlines for the tech and auto worlds in 2016, and it’s such an important topic that CES 2017 will have an entire marketplace dedicated to them.

With an event keynote from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and several major automakers in attendance with activations, the focus for driverless cars will be a bit more focused in 2017. Based on 2016 news coverage, we expect the focus to be on safety, with spotlights on features like parking assist, collision avoidance and emergency braking.  

While the concept of autonomous automobiles is still exciting, consumer curiosity has pivoted to safety, placing the spotlight on sensor technology. In addition to automakers, CES 2017 driverless technology exhibitors also include companies like NVIDIA and NXP Semiconductor.

Written by IEEE on December 16, 2016