2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV)

January 5-8, 2023

CES 2023 presented several tech trends in the automotive realm.  \

BMW’s ‘Neue Klasse’ EV concept car, the i Vision Dee. Dee stands for Digital Emotional Experience and “embodies the next level of human and machine interaction. BMW with their new vision for i Vision Dee, A machine that actually cares. Experience an AI automobile that could become a person’s close companion. At CES 2022, BMW unveiled the BMW iX Flow, a vehicle capable of changing color between black and white by utilizing BMW’s E Ink technology. This year, BMW showcased its new vehicle that had the capability of displaying a wide range of colors and patterns.

Sony lays out their plan to move people forward at CES 2023 with their theme. Yoshida unveiled the company’s Vision-s prototype EV and announced that the company had established Sony Honda Mobility to accelerate plans of moving into the transportation arena along with exploring a commercial launch of Sony’s EV. This year, Yasuhide Mizuno was introduced as CEO of Sony Honda Mobility. Where they unveiled a new brand vehicle, the Sony AFEELA. The company expects to start taking preorders for the vehicle in the first half of 2025, with cars delivered to customers in spring 2026. Sony Honda Mobility looks to evolve the automotive design and focuses not only on driving dynamics and performance but also on software networks and interfaces to create a fun, exciting and safe mobility experience. Sony’s sensors and Honda’s safety along with numerous cameras will deliver industry-leading auto-dive features.

Various transportation and delivery vehicles called Applied EV driven by oxbotica, ZF Oceaneering, Mobileye and beep vehicle Holon, and other vehicles concepts.

There were also a line of battery bikes from Panasonic, Vinfast, and Bosch. The Bosch eBike System 2 offers you a wide selection of different drive units. With the Active Line and Active Line Plus you are perfectly positioned for tours in and around the city. The Performance Line supports you smoothly and with sufficient power. The Performance Line CX, on the other hand, is the powerful drive for your trail tours on the eMountainbike. And the Cargo Line provides up to 400% support to take care of your hauling needs.

The Volkswagen ID.7 Electric Sedan debuted its color shifting camo with 22 individual panels of electroluminescence with 40 layers of thin paint. The glow is phosphorus that runs electric current to show the color on the vehicle.

LG celebrated 10 years of OLED with their new TV, the world’s first wireless OLED TV from their LG Signature line. LG also displayed its first transparent OLED TV.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX vehicle.  We’re taking premium electric architecture to a whole new level, surpassing what was once impossible. Together with the Formula 1 experts at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, Mercedes set out to break barriers — and in doing so, achieved unparalleled efficiency in the all-electric VISION EQXX concept vehicle.

From the onset, Mercedes’ design focus aimed for minimal environmental impact. The simplest solution for greater efficiency would be to build a larger battery — but we were not about to take the easy route. Instead, we developed the fundamentals of the VISION EQXX from scratch, pushing for unthinkably lightweight, hyper-efficient components. They achieved an energy-dense battery that’s 30% lighter and 50% smaller. Further refinements from their aerodynamicists dropped the drag coefficient to an unimaginable cd 0.17.  Just 18 months in the making, this concept car exceeds an astounding WLTP-estimated 620-mile range.  With a number like that, this vehicle has the potential to become the silver bullet to the electric road trip — capable of journeying great distances on a single charge.  Day-to-day, the average U.S. driver may need to fully recharge just twice a month.

Streamlining this vehicle goes beyond what’s under the hood. We added rooftop solar panels to power numerous functions inside. Interior materials were influenced by nature and made with animal-free textiles — like cactus fibers, mushrooms and vegan silk — that provide a luxurious finish from upholstery to door handles.

The VISION EQXX is more than efficient, it’s also very, very cool. True to its heritage, this Mercedes presents modern luxury, advanced tech, and superior comfort. It demonstrates Mercedes’ transformation toward software-driven design with tech developments. Silver, rose-gold and gloss black accents reveal a progressive interpretation of modern luxury.

The extent of skills behind this vehicle are expressed in the XX of its name: it is the X-factor across an agile X-divisional collaboration. The VISION EQXX made its digital world premiere in January 2022 and represents a blueprint for the future of electromobility.

Photographer:  Jose Ortiz

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