One key trend that was evident at this year’s CES was mobility, with numerous exhibitors showcasing novel modes of transport such as electric bikes, scooters, and cars (Xpeng Aeroht even presented the concept of flying cars!). Additionally, there were AI advancements in battery optimisation for longer battery life, and improvements in driving comfort, using AI to optimise car suspension and ambiance. An excellent example of this is the ‘All tech in one’ concept caravan, which allows you to take all of LG’s best products with you wherever you go.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) influence is undeniably everywhere. Recent AI advances in chipsets, for example, have greatly improved their processing speed and data handling capabilities. This has led to the development of new solutions applicable to our daily lives. For example, smart fridges can help you manage the contents of your fridge, suggesting recipes based on available food, and prioritising items with short expiry dates (eg: LG). This might very well be the end of food waste.
The increasing presence of robots is another big trend. We are not referring to humanoid robots (like C-3PO), but rather to more compact ones (like R2-D2 or BB-8 to keep the Star Wars reference). These robots are fully connected to the rest of your house and can notify you when your clothes are dry, when your pet is hungry, or when a flowerpot has been knocked over. In that last example, these connected robots can ask their vacuum-robot friend to clean up the mess. Thanks to their integrated cameras, these robots can also map out your house and share the plan with any other electronic devices in your home for increased efficiency. They can detect when you arrive, in which room you are in, and anticipate some of your needs, like preparing your coffee or turning on some music.
The use of connected devices and the data they generate raises numerous questions about data security. How can we prevent data leakage and safeguard our personal data? Addressing these questions has become a prominent and pressing concern. However, for the time being, it is noteworthy that the market for connected devices is experiencing remarkable growth.
The big revolution in TV sets for 2024 is undoubtedly the move toward transparent screens. These innovative displays seamlessly integrate into your home environment, disappearing from view when turned off. They also offer a variety of applications, including the ability to superpose two screens. This concept has been successfully tested, enabling the simultaneous display of two different contents, such as watching a football match while checking the statistics. The screens can also act as a wall background displaying any desired image when switched off.
More brands to keep an eye on:
Robots & kitchen connected devices will be at the forefront of all communication plan.
Here are a few brands which made a lot of noise:, Swarovski, Tecno (Chinese phone), TCL, Qualcomm (Snapdragon), Midea, GAC Motor, Infinix, Goneo charger, Ecovacs
As aways, CES was an inspiring week, immersing us in a futuristic realm. Grappling with the reality of these groundbreaking advancements, we’re left with an intriguing question: What is yet to come…