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Jan. 14, 2020 - More than 175,000 attendees. More than 4,500 exhibitors. More than 1,000 speakers. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  is huge  every year. 

Each year, the automotive sector of the show keeps growing as well. This year, there was more than 290,000 net square feet of vehicle tech exhibit space.  During the 2020 show, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, and Daimler’s chairman of the board of management and head of mercedes-benz cars, Ola Källenius,  also delivered keynote speeches listed under items attendees couldn’t miss. 

“When you come to CES you ask yourself 'What's Next' and that question is what we have been asking ourselves for 130 years,” said Källenius. He was joined on stage by director James Cameron to unveil Mercedes Benz’s latest concept car, the Vision AVTR, a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Cameron's film franchise. 

The 2020 CES Show featured the “Age of Experience”, a decade of human-centric innovation that combines hardware and software to create personalized experiences to make life more convenient, enjoyable and meaningful.

Here’s a look at the top three automotive “experiences’ unveiled during the show.

Sony Vision-S

Sony unveiled a concept car that will intersect adaptability, entertainment and safety within the design. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with 33 automotive sensors and level 2 autonomy features.  In terms of entertainment, the car is equipped with individual seat speakers and a panoramic screen for the dashboard. In terms of adaptability, the car is equipped with cloud artificial intelligence and a system that can perform software updates continuously.

Bosch 3-D Display

The 3D displays use passive 3D technology, meaning they are glasses-free tech 3D displays and also don’t use eye-tracking cameras. From assistance systems to traffic-jam alerts, important or urgent information can jump out of the display. The rear-view camera image with the 3D display will also allow earlier detection of obstacles and help drivers better understand space and approaching walls.

Toyota Woven City

As part of its transition from a transportation company to a mobility company, Toyota has announced its intent to build the Woven City, at a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.  Automated technology moves freely and safely throughout the city and serves to liberate the residents from basic tasks. The city is planned to be fully sustainable, with buildings made mostly of wood to help minimize the carbon footprint and using traditional Japanese wood joinery, combined with robotic production methods.

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