Autonomous news from Vegas
Autonomous vehicles, concepts and partnerships flourished at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:
- Bosch presented a concept shuttle to let visitors experience its plans for driverless, electric and connected vehicles
- Yandex demonstrated a self-driving car on Las Vegas streets
- LG Electronics and Microsoft partnered on LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment business
- Transdev, ZF and e.Go announced plans to partner on developing a new shared autonomous mobility solution
- Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA are partnering to create a computer 'that defines the future of autonomous vehicles'
- Hyundai unveiled Elevate – a 'walking car' able to help out in disaster zones
- Continental shared its autonomous delivery concept for smart cities
- Daimler Trucks announced plans to invest half a billion Euros in developing highly automated trucks
- Cognata partnered with Dassault Systèmes to accelerate autonomous vehicle safety.
Companies also focused on the in-car experience, for the day when drivers have nothing left to do behind the wheel. BMW used mixed-reality to let visitors share in its vision of a 'living space' on wheels, while Audi presented a car transformed into a mobile amusement park. Warner Bros and Intel even demonstrated a Batman entertainment experience. One thing's for sure: the driverless future's unlikely to be boring.