What? You’ve never heard of CES?
The Consumer Electronics Show is a world-renowned electronics and technology show and has more than 50 consecutive years of operation. The CES event, which runs this year from January 7-10, is held annually in Las Vegas, NV and has grown significantly since it began in the late ‘60s, with more than 180,000 attendees and exhibitors in 2019. Known as the “global stage for innovation,” CES has been the showplace for such cutting-edge technologies as the VCR (that’s video cassette recorder for you Millennials), Laser Discs (my first disc was Star Wars – what was yours?), Xbox, Blu-Ray and 8k TV. CES 2020 is set to highlight the same kinds of innovation as previous shows.
Last year, for instance, Harley Davidson blew us away with the LiveWire, its highly anticipated e-Hog. A neck-snapping 3.0 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from a stop and for passing power, how does 60 to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds sound? All of this delivered from an electric motorcycle with an expected top-range of 140 miles (a more conservative 88 miles for heavy stop and go).
Are wearables more your speed? Well, Dr. Amy Serin really put the pedal to the metal at CES 2019 with her amazing stress-beating innovation, TouchPoints. These wrist wearables work as a pair and use a proprietary neuroscientific technology to reduce stress by giving the user gentle, haptic micro-vibrations. (Check out Mashables for more of what you shouldn’t have missed from 2019.) This year, CES appears to be no less exciting!
So without further ado, here are the top 3 things to see at CES 2020.
1. Bosch 3D cockpit display (Central Hall, booth #12401)
Just when you thought the automobile could not get any more advanced, in steps Bosch with an amazing take on the instrument cluster. The new cluster employs passive 3D tech to produce a vivid display that creates a faster viewable experience than a traditional display.
“Alerts that seem to jump out of the display are much more obvious and urgent.”
-Dr. Steffen Berns, president of Bosch Car Multimedia
While many cockpit systems today distribute control across upwards of 15 different electronic control units, Bosch is using a single ECU to coordinate the entire HMI. This will reduce both complexity and weight, which will reduce development time and potentially cost. All while increasing safety.
Bosch introduced its 3D cockpit display in mid-2019, but CES 2020 will be its real coming-out party.
2. Atmosic M3 battery-free Bluetooth 5 System on a Chip (SoC)
With an aim of delivering forever battery life, the Atmosic M3 is delivering a Bluetooth 5 battery-free SoC. It leverages a trio of approaches to achieve this. First, its Lowest Power Radio draws 5-10 times less power than other SoCs, taking power consumption to a new low. Then it adds in On-demand Wake-Up, employing a two-tiered approach to wake up. A light-sleep listener that wakes to detect incoming signals, which then alerts the deep sleeper to the incoming signals. Finally, Atmosic has employed Controlled Energy Harvesting, which adapts system alertness to the environment, eschewing reliance on less predictable ambient energy harvesting.
With this new SOC, Atmosic can help extend the operating life of IoT devices in the wild. However, you’ll be able to see the Atmosic M3 up close at CES 2020.
3. Prenatal Hope VivO2
From the pages of tech for a better world comes the VivO2 from Prenatal Hope. This is a revolutionary device that, in utero, instantly and effectively reads fetus oxygen levels. This will significantly reduce the risks associated with oxygen loss during childbirth. Instead of making educated guesses of the distress levels of the fetus distress levels based on contractions and readings from heart rate monitors, live fetal data will allow doctors to make data-driven, informed decisions.
In the name of innovations that make life sciences and healthcare better, solutions like VivO2 are what make CES such a well-regarded event.
Check out these and more on the CES Innovation Honorees site and be sure to see all of the amazing tech at CES 2020.
I’ll be there! Will you?
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About the Author
Ron Felice is a product owner in ClearObject’s Engineering Product Development R&D group. Prior to ClearObject, he was a solution architect at IBM, where he worked for 14 years. He has worked in the technology sector for 25 years overall.
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(Images: Bosch 3D cockpit display courtesy of Bosch and Autoblog.com; CES logo courtesy of ces.tech)