Consumer Electronics Show 2014: Top automotive electronics
Even car owners can find something to ogle over at CES 2014. This January’s show is expected to see a record number of automotive exhibitors and the more than 140,000 net square feet of exhibit space is a 25 percent increase from 2013. So what’re the most interesting items coming out from the 125 automotive tech companies in attendance? Let’s have a look.
We’re getting closer to a Jetsons-style future and the opening day of CES on Jan. 7 will draw us closer still. Members of Stanford University’s Automotive Research department, Qualcoomm’s Strategic Development and Cisco’s Director of Smart Connected Vehicles among others will lead a panel discussion on the future of driverless vehicles. How far away an accurate enough GPS signal is to enable true computer-controlled cars is certainly something that will be covered.
Texas Instruments in your car
You might not realize it but the crafty calculator manufacturers have had their hands in the car electronics business for a long while thanks to their analog semiconductors and embedded processor business. This year at CES they’ll be discussing curved screen displays, brand new infotainment displays and advanced driver assistance systems with wireless connectivity.
Google and NVIDIA adding Android to autos
This summer Apple announced they’d be integrating iOS device support into car dashboards and now it’s Google’s turn as they’ll be partnering with NVIDIA to bring Android OS features to automobiles. Audi AG already appears to be on board the Android train and we could see some interesting announcements from the three companies at the show.
Continental will be working with IBM to bring some interesting new features to the automotive industry. From apps that operate massage seats and integrated displays to Smart Speech voice technologies and even crowd-sourced data to help your car anticipate upcoming road conditions, Continental is planning some pretty exciting news, and that’s just the stuff we already know about!
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