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  • Valeo camera system to see through trailers, CES 2019

    Blind spots remain a headache in nearly every new vehicle, but for those who tow, the problem becomes magnified. Enter the French company Valeo, which introduced a new camera-based system at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show this week. The trick system, called the XtraVue Trailer system, mounts several cameras on both the vehicle and trailer, at the rear of both. Each camera feed is then combined into a single image to show the driver a view behind the trailer. This is some James Bond, Q-division stuff. At the show, Valeo had the system running on an external monitor in a demo vehicle, but...

  • BMW self-riding motorcycle at 2019 CES
    BMW's self-riding motorcycle demonstrates its ghostly capability at 2019 CES

    BMW brought its self-riding motorcycle to the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to show off its technology for the first time in the United States. The bike rode around by itself in a parking lot, looking like a motorcycle possessed. The concept BMW demonstrated at CES came to life after two years of...

  • Genesis G80 concept with holographic augmented reality navigation system
    Hyundai turns the windshield into an augmented reality nav system

    In the not too distant future, head-up display systems will be able to present a whole lot more than the tiny window of static information we're used to today. The key is holographic augmented reality technology that has the potential to turn the entire windshield into a display, which could enable...

  • Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck
    Kenworth to build semi trucks powered by Toyota fuel cells

    American truck manufacturer Kenworth will build a fleet of 10 semi-trailer trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrains sourced from Toyota. The two firms made the announcement on Tuesday in Las Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. The collaboration is part of the $41 million...

  • BMW and The North Face Futurelight Camper concept
    BMW designs a camper concept with waterproof fabric that's breathable

    BMW unveiled a concept on Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it isn't a car. Instead it's a camper that BMW's California-based design house, Designworks, cooked up with American outdoor apparel brand The North Face. The camper, which is compact and light, and somewhat...

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf
    2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes with more power, range

    Nissan on Tuesday finally unveiled a long-range option for its Leaf electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be in showrooms in the spring. Nissan didn't say how much the Leaf Plus would cost when it goes on sale. The Plus in...

  • Audi virtual reality platform, 2019 CES

    Audi wants to transform the ride experience for back seat passengers. The German luxury marque revealed a new virtual reality platform at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday aimed at doing just that. The VR platform was developed by Audi subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture. Both companies co-founded a new startup company called Holoride that will be responsible for commercializing the technology via an open platform that allows other companies to create content for it. Audi and Holoride will offer their technology to all automakers and content creators in the future. Through the VR...

  • Freightliner Cascadia semi truck
    Daimler announces major investment in self-driving semi trucks

    German automaker Daimler revealed the new Freightliner Cascadia at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday and also announced a major new investment into self-driving technology. Daimler said it has earmarked $570 million for investment in self-driving semi trucks in the coming years. The goal...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, photo by Ronan Glon
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA brings its svelte looks to CES

    Mercedes-Benz scored a hit with the original CLA. Combining sportiness and style, its attributes helped shine a positive light on the German firm's full compact car portfolio. Now a redesigned model has been revealed, with the covers coming off Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

  • Hyundai Elevate concept
    Hyundai takes off-roading to next level with Elevate walking car

    A car that can walk? Yes, that's exactly what Hyundai has proposed with its Elevate concept unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept combines the power of an electric car and the capability of robotics to rethink where cars can travel. Wheels with robotic...

  • Toyota Research Institute simulation of actual 3-car crash, to test Guardian active-safety system
    Toyota's take on autonomy: Guardian "amplifies" human control, not replaces it

    It's not every carmaker that leads off a press conference by re-enacting a spectacular three-car freeway crash. But at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Toyota had a point to make. Its Guardian active-safety system could have mitigated the effects of the crash, the company says. Perhaps...

  • Byton M-Byte interior  -  production prototype for CES 2019
    Byton M-Byte will have a 48-inch screen running the length of the windscreen

    Byton will use this week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the production-ready interior design of its upcoming M-Byte electric crossover SUV, and crucially the design maintains the ultra-wide digital screen first shown in concept form a year ago. The curved screen, referred...

  • Nissan Invisible-to-Visible connectivity technology at 2019 CES

    At next week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nissan will show off its Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which will help drivers anticipate what lies ahead. The technology uses sensors from inside and outside of the vehicle and works with data stored in the cloud, likely via vehicle-to-object (V2X) connectivity. I2V's claim is it can show drivers what lurks beyond an intersection and even through buildings. It's not a new concept in the slightest, though. Jaguar Land Rover announced similar technology in development this past April. Honda also detailed its prototype system...

  • Toyota self-driving car prototype
    Toyota prepares next-gen self-driving car prototype for 2019 CES

    Toyota isn’t as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese auto giant is making steady progress and at next week’s 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a fourth-generation prototype. Toyota used last year's CES to show off the third-gen design...

  • Hyundai and Kia automated valet concept
    Hyundai and Kia latest to show automated valet

    Hyundai and Kia on Thursday showcased a fully automated valet system that is currently under consideration for production. The system leverages technology being developed for self-driving cars and is operated via a smartphone. Upon reaching a parking facility, the driver receives the location of...

  • Kia READ (Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving) concept debuting at 2019 CES
    Kia concept for 2019 CES previews a world with self-driving cars

    Much of the focus on self-driving cars, naturally, has centered on the driving technology, however, the future user experience that a fully automated car can potentially deliver should also be looked at. Kia is aware of this and will preview just such a future with its READ (Real-time Emotion...

  • BMW Vision iNext concept
    BMW will preview its digital personal assistant at 2019 CES

    BMW will use next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show to preview a digital personal assistant the automaker plans to roll out starting next March. First announced in September, the system, known as the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, is a voice-activated system smart enough to...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA debuting at 2019 CES
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA teased ahead of 2019 CES

    Mercedes-Benz will use next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the world debut of its redesigned CLA. The car is expected in showrooms next summer as a 2020 model and will serve as a sportier alternative to the similarly sized A-Class sedan which launches for...

  • Bosch self-driving shuttle concept

    Bosch in 2019 will start trials of an on-demand self-driving car service with partner Daimler. The service will run between downtown and west San José, California, along the busy San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor, and initially only select users will participate in the trials. However, Bosch aims to have a self-driving system at Level 4 and even Level 5 capability ready for production by the beginning of the next decade. A Level 4 system can handle all driving situations within certain limits whereas a Level 5 system can handle all situations expected of a human driver. A new concept...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi will tease future of in-car entertainment at 2019 CES

    Audi will roll out a sedan concept previewing the automaker's future in-car entertainment technologies at next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The highlight will be a new type of entertainment system capable of simulating a movie theater experience, the automaker...

  • Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle prototype
    Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle could be the fire truck of the future

    Honda will use next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to highlight a number of technologies it is working on in fields as diverse as robotics, connectivity and self-driving capability. Among the highlights will be a prototype for a self-driving all-terrain vehicle...

  • Mercedes-Benz MBUX user interface
    Mercedes' new MBUX infotainment system is like Google Assistant for your car

    For years we have wondered why our cars' infotainment systems can't be as simple and smart as our phones. It took until 2018, but Mercedes-Benz has finally hit that target. The answer is called Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX for short), and it's the German automaker's new infotainment system...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Fisker EMotion to have 775 HP, 140-KWH battery, cost up to $190,000

    The Fisker EMotion made a bit of a splash at the Consumer Electronics show this week, as a sleek electric car with the look of a supercar. We were on hand at the show and learned some more interesting tidbits about the car in an interview with company chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker. We knew the...

  • Fisker EMotion
    One feature of the Fisker EMotion might not make it to production

    The Fisker EMotion electric car that was unveiled in Las Vegas on Tuesday is, for all intents and purposes, the production car. Granted we won't see it in production and on the road for two years, give or take, according to company chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker, but that's the car. Except for...

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