The global sales of cars and SUVs will fall again this year, with Germany falling the most at 4%, according to Forbes. Despite this, most experts agree that 2020 will mark the end of this decline. A good reason is the advent of self-driving cars since it can help to decrease the risk of accidents among older adult drivers.
CES 2020 brings about 160 automotive technology companies. This includes 10 major brands looking to show off their latest car innovations.
Honda Showcases Manufacturing Technology
This car manufacturing company collaborated with its incubator Honda Xcelerator to develop innovations. They focus on improvements in manufacturing efficiency and workplace ergonomics. Their demo will include exoskeleton devices and their “Smartphone as Brain” technology, allowing drivers to use their phones safely while traveling.
Mercedes to Unveil a Concept Vehicle
This famous carmaker describes this concept as a “new form of interaction between humans, technology, and nature.” With that, it’s expected for this company to earn about $84 billion this year, according to Statista. This includes cars of any body type, from SUVs to luxury cars.
Hyundai Reveals Exciting Vehicle Concepts
The Seoul-based company unveils more details about their flying vehicle concept. Aside from that, they’ll present a prototype car that can autonomously drive. They’re expected to invest more than $50 billion to fund flying taxis, mobility services, autonomous driving technology, and electric and fuel cell cars.
Nissan Shows Its Ariya Electric Crossover Concept
Car experts expect this five-seater version to hit the United States in 2021. The new EV has a 300-mile battery range and can achieve 60 mph within 5 seconds. This information comes from the American dealers briefed on the car’s specifications last summer.
BMW Teases i3 EV Interior Concept
The company calls it the “BMW i3 Urban Suite”. BMW says that its EV’s interior will feel like a relaxing boutique hotel. This means it will have a footrest on its large seat, as well as a screen that can flip down from its headliner.
The CES 2020 isn’t just for showcasing the latest car technologies, since it’s a proving ground for breakthrough technologies for the last half-century. Companies attending this event also aim to make partnerships and recruit brilliant, talented minds in engineering and tech. It’s expected for top automobile executives to attend it, such as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and more.