CES chief marvels at innovations in wearable technology

CES chief marvels at innovations in wearable technology

January 10, 2015 Off By administrator

CES chief marvels at innovations in wearable technology
Article from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
By RICHARD N. VELOTTA
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Throngs of tech-savvy buyers and sellers flooded convention center halls across Las Vegas on Tuesday, peddling or seeking the next big gizmo that could change the lives of consumers worldwide.

Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro welcomed more than 160,000 people to the International CES, a four-day trade show that is all about gadgets big and small.

More than 3,600 companies are exhibiting on 2.2 million square feet in venues across the city.

A quarter of the delegates attending the show are from foreign countries. The Consumer Electronics Association also is trying to strengthen its international reach with CES Asia, a show scheduled in May in Shanghai.

In Shapiro’s opening state of the industry speech Tuesday morning, he marveled at the innovations in wearable technology, an industry that is expected to expand sales by 108 percent this year. He also praised the 10 car companies exhibiting at the show that are introducing technology to improve mobility and reduce car crash deaths and injuries. He said 50 new products on display at this year’s show focus on reducing car accidents.

Shapiro also took a moment to tweak lawmakers who unwittingly block innovation, alluding to CES participants’ inability to use Uber, the ride-sharing company that is a…………………continues on Las Vegas Review-Journal

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It’s a driver-free car show for CES 2015
Article from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
By RICHARD N. VELOTTA
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

The driverless cars have arrived.

Let the tech-fest begin.

Thousands of technology professionals have descended on Las Vegas for Tuesday’s kickoff of the four-day International Consumer Electronics Show. Trade-show floors are scheduled to open at 10 this morning.

Open only to industry representatives, executives, analysts and media, CES is North America’s largest tech gathering and the largest annual trade show hosted in Las Vegas.

Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, who delivered one of two pre-show keynote addresses Monday night, dazzled a crowd packed into the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Theater by rolling out the company’s self-driving F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car.

The futuristic sedan delivered Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro to the stage as Zetsche explained how the autonomous vehicle monitors road conditions, traffic and obstacles with a series of sensors that feed information to an onboard computer.

Zetsche said passengers in the company’s “cocoon on wheels” can interact intuitively with th…………………continues on Las Vegas Review-Journal

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