Written by IEEE | January 10, 2019

 

Smartphones, tablets, televisions and gaming equipment are the typical media darlings of CES®, but the automotive industry has showcased some impressive technologies over the past few years, and CES 2019 has been no different: attendees have gotten a glimpse at some of the most ambitious advancements in transportation technology to date.

From autonomous motorcycles to intelligent digital cockpits, companies like Samsung, BMW and Nissan displayed products that stand to revolutionize both the daily commute and the way we save lives.

First, Samsung unveiled their futuristic, Bixby-equipped Digital Cockpit, which will allow drivers to seamlessly start their cars, adjust the interior temperature and more from anywhere using Samsung’s intelligent platform. To take things a step further, the cockpit features a large touchscreen display across the dashboard, enabling passengers and drivers alike to utilize applications like maps and music with unprecedented ease.

Hyundai has generated significant buzz with Elevate, their four-legged first-response vehicle reminiscent of the famous AT-AT walkers from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. These versatile vehicles are designed to travel over difficult terrain, making them an ideal solution for search-and-rescue and humanitarian aid missions in areas that might not be accessible to traditional four-wheeled vehicles. 

In this age of ride sharing, it’s not uncommon to have a driver that talks too much, or a trip that drags on. To combat this experience, Audi created a new VR company called Holoride, who had their new system on display. Passengers in any car can get a uniquely-simulated experience that coincides with their physical ride, so if the taxi turns a corner, their VR-simulated spaceship reflects that experience and bends them around an asteroid.

Check back tomorrow for a recap of what was prominent on day three of the world’s largest consumer electronics show. And don’t forget to visit us at booth 31506 (LVCC, South Hall 3) if you’re attending.

Image Credit: Samsung