Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Electronics Show’

Nissan’s Ghosn to Reveal Plans for Updated Leaf, Autonomous Cars

Also expect to hear about additional battery-cars during CES keynote.

by on Jan.04, 2017

Carlos Ghosn is expected to reveal big news during this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both Nissan and its French alliance partner Renault, is expected to make some big news about battery-electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles during a keynote speech at this week CES conference in Las Vegas.

Among other things, Ghosn will likely reveal plans for the next-generation Nissan Leaf, the new model expected to deliver as much as twice the mileage of the original battery-electric vehicles. Ghosn may also announce timing for the production of the Japanese maker’s first self-driving vehicle.

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Nissan officials declined to comment on what Ghosn has in store, though they did point out that the company was the first manufacturer to launch mainstream production of a battery-electric vehicle. And it has been an early proponent of autonomous vehicle technology. (more…)

Faraday Future Coming Unplugged?

Top execs leaving, lawsuits mounting, work on assembly plant halted.

by on Dec.30, 2016

Faraday Future plans to go full speed ahead with its new sport-ute concept, which it will show at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

Faraday Future, start-up battery-carmaker, was hoping to make some big news next week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show – but the story may be quite a bit different than the California-based company had intended.

The CES event is still expected to take place, with Faraday planning to reveal its first production model. But the splashy media event could be hijacked by other issues that raise serious questions about the start-up’s long-term viability.

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The latest setback comes with word that Ding Lei, the unofficial CEO for Faraday, has left his post. He is one of a growing list of executives who have been heading for the exit in recent months. Exactly why the exodus is unclear, but Faraday’s financial fortunes appear to be crumbling. The company recently halted work on its $1 billion Las Vegas assembly plant and has now been sued for failing to deliver payments due to a key contractor on the plant project. (more…)

Fiat Chrysler Offers Hint of CES Plans

But maker also expected to reveal fully electric prototype.

by on Dec.28, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is expected to debut an all-electric vehicle at CES next week, and it's believed to be a Pacifica EV.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil an array of new high-tech infotainment systems during the maker’s first-ever news conference at the big CES event in Las Vegas next week.

FCA issued a statement detailing the new digital systems on Wednesday, technology that includes the latest Uconnect infotainment system, as well as new features developed specifically for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

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But the automaker’s biggest announcement remains under wraps. It is widely expected to reveal an all-new, long-range battery-electric vehicle that could compete with the likes of the new Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3. (more…)

Continental Unveiling Fingerprint-Based Ignition System

Supplier also showing off "intelligent glass."

by on Dec.16, 2016

Continental AG plans to show off its biometrically enhanced car at CES, which includes a fingerprint-triggered push-button ignition.

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has emerged as one of the world’s premier car shows and at least one entrant at the show next month plans to unveil a higher level of personalization and safety for vehicle owners.

Continental AG, one of the global auto industry’s top suppliers, is showing the combination of the keyless entry and start system with a biometric element, opening up new possibilities in the field of vehicle personalization and authentication.

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There is much more to innovative access systems than simply unlocking car doors or starting the engine, Continental executives said. (more…)

FCA Set To Reveal All-Electric Pacifica Minivan at CES

Could be used in Google autonomous vehicle partnership.

by on Dec.12, 2016

Might the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid be getting a new purely battery-electric sibling? Rumor is the EV concept will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show.

For the moment, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles isn’t saying much about the concept vehicle it plans to unveil next month, but various sources suggest the Euro-American automaker will introduce a full battery-electric version of its new Pacifica minivan.

And, in an unusual step, the concept vehicle will make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, rather than at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-electric Chrysler Pacifica could wind up being used as part of an autonomous vehicle project pairing FCA and Silicon Valley giant Google.

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Late to the battery-car party, FCA appears to be racing to catch up with key rivals, as well as upstarts like Tesla Motors and Chinese-funded Faraday Future. A report by the Bloomberg news service suggests Fiat Chrysler is also working on a pure battery-electric version of one of its Maserati sports cars. (more…)

Detroit Auto Show Ready to Go Mobile with AutoMobili-D

Showcase emphasizes importance of technology in auto industry.

by on Dec.09, 2016

The AutoMobili-D exposition, show in this artist's rendering, is expected to open 50 start-up companies as part of its 120 exhibitors overall.

For years now automakers have been emphasizing the amount of technology used in today’s new cars, trucks and utility vehicles. In fact, so much so that some auto shows are hosting entirely separate “show within a show” style events to showcase that technology.

At the North American International Auto Show, it’s called AutoMobili-D and in its inaugural event, it will feature nearly 50 start-ups from around the world featuring innovative mobility platforms in January at Cobo Center.

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Those start-ups are part of a group of 120 companies overall inhabiting a 120,000 square-foot section of Cobo Center highlighting the latest in autonomous vehicle technology as well as other gee-whiz-advancements for vehicles. (more…)

Honda Previews a World of “Cooperative Mobility”

Giving emotions to a box on wheels.

by on Dec.06, 2016

It may not be very exciting to look at, but the Honda NeuV concept can develop an emotional bond with its passengers.

Anyone who has struggled to merge lanes at a construction site might find the idea a little hard to swallow, but Honda is imagining what it calls a “cooperative mobility ecosystem” in which cars, if not necessarily their drivers, all work together to reduce highway congestion and improve vehicle safety.

The Japanese maker plans to present its vision – embodied in an “automated EV commuter vehicle” it’s calling NeuV – at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next month. Traditionally dedicated to smartphones, TVs and other gadgets, CES has become an increasingly important place of automakers to show and tell about their latest high-tech concepts.

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In the case of Honda, it says its “The exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘emotion engine’ that creates new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.” (more…)

Automakers, Shows Changing to Feature Technology

Shows finding ways to include tech with automakers.

by on Jul.15, 2016

GM's decision to debut the Chevy Bolt at the CES instead of at the Detroit Auto Show shows the shift in how automakers view auto shows.

The world is changing and the auto industry is scurrying to change with it.

Transportation options are multiplying and makers are attempting to be players in each segment whether is simply producing new types vehicles, i.e. small SUVs and crossovers, to satisfy consumers or jumping into the personal mobility market through partnerships like the latest between General Motors and Lyft.

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It doesn’t stop there as car sharing services are springing up and folks are focusing on more personal methods of transportation. A quick tour of Facebook will show you the preferences of folks ranging from cars that double as boats to a move to make the U.S. more like Belgium and create a more bicycle-friendly country. (more…)

LA Auto Show Launching New Technology Expo

Event designed to meet growing demand for tech news.

by on May.17, 2016

General Motors' $500 million investment in ride-share company Lyft occurred the two sides met at CCE, according to show organizers.

With the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas getting more attention than ever before from carmakers, the Los Angeles Auto Show is adapting to that demand by adding a new four-day preview aimed at the news media that blends cars and technology.

AutoMobility LA will run from Nov. 14-17, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and includes the Technology Pavilion – a new 50,000-square-foot building being constructed to accommodate the auto-tech exhibits. The space is double the size of the area devoted to the Connected Car Exposition or CCE that preceded the LA show for the past couple of years.

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The new event the result of a five-year effort to evolve the show’s press and trade days into trade show for the “new” automotive industry and feature a mix of automakers, tech companies, designers, developers, startups, investors, dealers, government officials and analysts, organizers said. (more…)

Faraday Future Set to Reveal First Car at CES

Mysterious electric vehicle set to be in production by 2017.

by on Jan.04, 2016

The home page of mysterious auto start-up Faraday Future hints at its planned products. At CES, Faraday will show one.

Just months after its very existence began to leak out, Chinese-owned electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future will show off its first model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The company, which operates out of a Southern California office building once owned by Nissan, released a brief teaser video ahead of this week’s debut. But there are few details and it doesn’t even confirm the widespread speculation that the Faraday car will be battery-powered and possibly offer some early form of autonomous technology.

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For his part, Jia Yeuting, the Chinese billionaire who is financing Faraday, is only talking in superlatives. “We plan to revolutionize the automobile industry by creating an integrated, intelligent mobility system that protects the Earth and improves the living environment of mankind,” he said in a letter to Nevada politicians aimed at winning financial support for the venture. (more…)

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