Last week, the team from our Autonomous Driving team ventured down to CES to see up-close and personal the latest tech trends about to jump to our attention in 2020.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive in consumer technologies. The annual convention is the world’s stage for the technology trends, movements and innovations to launch to the marketplace.
Technology touches more aspects of our lives daily, and throughout the week at CES the team were greeted by an overwhelming abundance of tech themes and gadgets here to impact our consumer led future.
So, what were Source’s highlights? Toyota’s driverless city of the future? Computers folding like phones? What about Elgato 4K60 S +, for game capture and streaming hardware? It’s safe to say our team were stunned and amazed by the technology presented to them.
But, we were there to take in the exciting future of autonomous cars and the industry.
The highlight of the convention for us, was the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz concept car inspired by the film Avatar.
We were transported to the Avatar film sequence, absorbed into a movie set, and in the words of Jake Sully;
“Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.”
The unveiling of this concept car teleported us into the sci-fi fantasy film set.
The streamlined vehicle was covered in reptile like scales, or ‘Bionic Flaps’ as coined by Mercedes-Benz. Even the spherical wheels on the car were inspired by seeds from the 2009 blockbuster.
The AVTR (aptly named by Mercedes-Benz) is simply a bit of fun and play for the automobile marque. It’s not going to jump into the consumer market anytime soon, but it’s safe to say this tech triumph is a great win for brand recognition.
Did you attend CES this year? What were your highlights? What tech trends are you looking forward to in 2020?
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By: Chinelle Clarke