CES in Las Vegas has become one of the most prominent trade shows for the automotive industry. Over the last few years it got so much attention that the Detroid Auto Show, which usually follows right after, is moving to the summer starting in 2020. This year is all about the companies providing the technology behind future mobility concepts like LiDAR, batteries & remote sensing – a perfect platform for our partners.

Bosch supplies components and systems for automation, connectivity, and electrification for electrically powered, driverless shuttles. At CES 2019, they will be presenting a concept vehicle and bringing its complete range of mobility services to life including booking, sharing and connectivity platforms, parking and charging services as well as software solutions for managing and maintaining vehicles. To ensure that their shuttles are always in a technically perfect condition, sensors monitor the condition of important components using predictive diagnostics. For example, a warning is issued even before a defect occurs. Software updates are carried out “over-the-air”.

Continental will demonstrate its solutions and key technologies for future cities. Their comprehensive intelligent intersection pilot that is operating in Walnut Creek, California using V2X-Communication to transfer information between the intersection and connected vehicles will be brought to life in Las Vegas via augmented reality. They will also showcase their city fleet management solution running entirely on a mobile app as well as their “City Data as a Service” platform collecting, processesing and fusing data from different solutions, thereby creating mobility intelligence, which can be used to develop new services for smart cities.

Osram will present its LiDAR expertise for autonomous driving. With the introduction of two new infrared LEDs, Osram is enabling biometric applications such as iris scanning and face recognition in vehicles. The hybrid LED Eviyos, which improves the illumination of the road in intelligent headlights and enables communication with pedestrians via image projection onto the road, will also be shown as well as their interchangeable LED light source XLS that covers all signal light functions in automobiles.

Schaeffler is using the world’s largest high-tech show to demonstrate its mobility solutions. Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH that belongs to the Schaeffler Group will present a passenger and cargo version of its near-production Bio-Hybrid which will be launched on the market in 2020. Schaeffler is also demonstrating the “Mover” which provides a flexible and emission-free platform with unique maneuverability for different vehicle concepts. They will also bring their 4ePerformance concept car to Las Vegas as an ambassador for electro mobility. The 1200 hp racer provides a good example of the technology transfer from motor racing into a near-production drive concept.

ZF is going to demonstrate their auto interior of the future focussing on safety which will play a crucial role in automated driving. Due to the new assistance functions, automobiles are undergoing radical change when it comes to vehicle interior design. In several steps, including connecting modern assistance systems, on the one hand, and increasingly merging lane keeping assist and other features with passive safety systems like seatbelts and airbags, on the other, ZF will demonstrate their concepts up to a driverless vision of a “mobile living room”.

If you can not be present in Las Vegas there will be a wide range of livestreams offered by CES, which will start on 7 January via https://www.ces.tech/Schedule/Livestream.aspx  There will also be a livestream of the “New Mobility Revolution” keynotes on 9 January including talks from Chris Urmson (Aurora), Prof. Amnon Shashua (Mobileye) and Elaine L. Chao (US Secretary of Transportation) among others via https://www.ces.tech/conference/Keynotes/The-New-Mobility-Revolution.aspx