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CES 2018: Takeaways from Media Day 2

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The FGRT team is attending Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below, we provide our takeaways from Media Day 2 of the event:

  • Toyota’s President Akio Toyoda announced a new on-demand autonomous vehicle to support a range of business applications.
  • Panasonic is working with Google (Google Assistant) and Amazon (Alexa) to bring voice to the car.
  • Samsung is building a connected future; 90% of the company’s TVs, appliances, phones and tablets are Internet of Things (IoT) ready. Samsung’s IoT strategy aims to include seamless connectivity and intelligence.
  • As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, this puts pressure on energy networks and the environment. Bosch’s smart cities solutions aim to enhance mobility and minimize pollution and the use of energy.
  • BrainCo showcased an attention-measuring wearable (a headband) that offers interesting applications in the education space.
  • Hisense unveiled a new line of 4K Ultra HD TVs with special features targeting the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament.
  • Solace Lifesciences showcased its all-natural sleep solutions and stress management technology.
  • Qualcomm made several announcements regarding wireless communication solutions, audio products and automotive infotainment systems.
  • Nvidia advances NVIDIA DRIVE: the company demonstrated autonomous driving capability and announced partnerships with Uber and Volkswagen.
  • TCL announced a partnership with Roku that leverages voice technology for TV content.

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