Best New Automotive Technology from GM, BMW, Hyundai, Fisker

Automotive technology became a big story at the annual Consumer Electronics Show – and CES 2022 was no exception.

Even with the crowds smaller due to pandemic fears and travel restrictions, the future of transportation has been revealed at this year’s show, as well as virtually for those who attend virtually, and you don’t need to to be a reducer to be blown away by what is happening on the road.

Electrification, automation and personalization have turned out to be the three biggest automotive technology trends you can expect in the future, including vehicles designed to make transportation safer, faster, more comfortable, and less. painful on Mother Earth.

Some highlights:

Chevy Silverado electrifies itself

In her keynote address, General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024, a next-generation full-size pickup with up to 400 miles of battery range on a full charge. Prices are expected to start at $ 39,900.

Leveraging the power of GM’s Ultium EV platform, this sleek Silverado also supports DC fast charging capabilities of up to 350 kilowatts, meaning you can get 100 miles of EV range in just 10. minutes on public DC fast chargers.

Like many other GM vehicles, this truck will support Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology on more than 200,000 miles of freeways in the United States and Canada. It will keep you in your lane, accelerate and decelerate depending on road traffic, and change lanes for you, once it is safe to do so (after turning on your turn signal).

Reservations are open now, with the first trucks available in spring 2023.

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Fisker embraces radar

The Fisker Ocean also has a solar roof that generates up to 2,000 miles of range per year from sunlight.  Inside the vehicle, a 17-inch rotating dashboard display, a world first, and a dog window in the rear hatch.

Still on track for delivery in late 2022, Fisker has announced new digital radar technology for its New Ocean EV SUV, which will be part of its Fisker Intelligent Pilot, an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that uses multiple cameras and sensors. The company says the radar offers better resolution for seeing farther ahead of the vehicle and distinguishing objects earlier, such as locating vehicles 656 feet and pedestrians 262 feet in front of it.

The ocean also has a solar roof that generates up to 2,000 miles of range per year from sunlight. Inside the vehicle, a 17-inch rotating dashboard display, a world first, and a dog window in the rear hatch.

Due in November, Fisker New Ocean will start at less than $ 40,000 (and less than $ 30,000 after tax credits).

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A BMW that can change color

A BMW presenting the iX Flow with E Ink technology.

Featured in person and quickly followed by a trending social media topic, BMW showcased its iX Flow technology at CES, which could allow future BMW owners to change their vehicle color with the push of a button.

BMW says the electrophoretic coloring is based on technology developed by E lnk, a technology most commonly seen on the screens of Kobo e-readers and Amazon’s Kindle.

The surface coating of the BMW would contain millions of microcapsules, with a diameter equivalent to the thickness of a human hair, specifies BMW in a press release. Each microcapsule contains negatively charged white pigments and positively charged black pigments, which can help the car change its look, in different shades of white, black and gray.

No, you can’t change your future car, for example, from blue to red, but still impressive and seemingly ripped from a sci-fi movie.

► New shades: BMW unveils color-changing iX Flow SUV at CES with E Ink technology

Hyundai talks about “mobility of objects”

At CES 2022, the South Korean power plant presented the future concept of “Mobility of objects”.

Hyundai, it seems, is expanding to become a robotics company as well.

At CES 2022, the South Korean power plant presented the future concept of ‘Mobility of objects’, which can power everything from passenger cabins (which can quickly and safely transport people autonomously from one place to another ) robotic assistants, including on all fours. robots that can help humans in a number of ways, like walking around a hospital monitoring patients, helping stack heavy crates in a warehouse, or monitoring a business by scouring its perimeter for anything suspicious.

You may recall that Hyundai bought Boston Dynamics, a leader in robotics, last June.

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Wejo data gets smarter and more streamlined

Founded in 2014 and based in the UK, Wejo is already working with car manufacturers to collect real-time and historical car data from 150 sensors (on a typical connected car) to gain insight into traffic, accidents , emissions, driving behavior, vehicle reliability and more. valuable “big data” that can be analyzed to help automakers and drivers.

Announced at CES in partnership with Microsoft, Wejo Neural Edge is an evolution of the platform that captures only critical data and creates a ‘digital twin’ metaverse of both your car and your driving environment, helping to turning autonomous vehicles and smart cities into a real fruition.

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