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Auto Shows The Cars of CES: The EVs, Autonomous Cars, and More You Need to Know About

17:35  10 january  2020
17:35  10 january  2020 Source:   motortrend.com

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CES 2020 may be the most auto-heavy iteration in the show 's history. Here are the most important cars on the floor. (Yes, that Sony.) For all the details, check out our alphabetically arranged list rundown of the CES cars you need to know about .

Our car experts choose every product we feature. We may earn money from the links on this page. More Americans Will Pull Out Wallets for EVs Deloitte's 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study finds Americans are even more wary now than they were a few years ago about autonomous vehicles.

CES 2020 might have been the most auto-heavy iteration of the consumer-electronics-focused show in its history. We saw not only tons of automotive gadgets, innovations, and technologies—you can check out our coverage of those right here—but also actual cars, and perhaps more of them than you might expect.

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A self-driving car , also known as an autonomous vehicle (AV), connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV), driverless car , robo- car , or robotic car

Many call 2016 the year of self-driving cars . With the incredible number of announcements from this year’s CES and the Detroit Auto Show , 2017 could likely follow suit. One trend that made headlines toward the end of last year and also in 2017, shed light on the series of hurdles autonomous cars

a group of people standing in front of a car: Sony Vision S Concept Car 1© Motor Trend Staff Sony Vision S Concept Car 1

Heavy hitters like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda showed off fancy wheels, but the vehicles most grounded in reality came from lesser known names like Fisker, Byton, and Sony. (Yes, that Sony.) For all the details, check out our alphabetically arranged list rundown of the CES cars you need to know about.

Audi AI:ME

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First shown at the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the AI:ME made an appearance at CES 2020. It's an autonomous car that places the focus on its occupants' relaxation with things like plants growing on the headliner, surfaces that light up only when you need them, and VR goggles for entertainment, internet browsing, and more. It still packs a steering wheel and pedals, though, so you're more than welcome to fill your spiritual bucket with good ol' driving, too. Read more about the AI:ME here.

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Not surprisingly, autonomy and electrification dominated transportation news at CES 2018. Everything you need to know from the biggest tech show on Earth. "Because what happens, especially on an SUV, is the visibility around the car below is not so good. And to ensure that autonomous EVs operate safely, " you need those kind of intelligent controls systems," Albaisa said.

We’re more inclined to expect autonomous cars equipped with desks and espresso machines Toyota Woven City will be a 'living lab' where self-driving cars and other developing technologies can be Check out all of TechRadar's CES 2020 coverage. We're live in Las Vegas to bring you all the

Byton M-Byte

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Byton wants you to think of its new M-Byte electric crossover as "the world's first smart device on wheels." It's a corny tag line inspired by tons of research indicating that customers are starting to value connectivity over the traditional automotive characteristics, and it's a main reason this thing has a 48-inch (!) interior screen. Get more details on the M-Byte here.

Fiat Centoventi

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The Centoventi first appeared last March, but that doesn't make it any less cool—in fact, it's one of the coolest concepts we've seen in years. It's a showcase for how to make interesting affordable cars, as a production version would be painted just one color from the factory, the modular battery pack is upgradeable after purchase, and owners can customize their cars with tons of accessories or differently colored body panels. We love it, and you can get the full story right here.

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It's not a full concept car , but instead a cockpit rigged up to show what BMW thinks luxury vehicles will be like after autonomous cars become mainstream. While most of this is pretty far out in the future, some of the new gesture controls likely aren't. BMW describes the ability to point at various portions of

CES 2020 saw more new cars and concept than ever before, and we don't see this trend slowing down anytime soon. A number of companies use CES to show off connected car services and There's still a lot we don't know about the Ocean, like how big its battery is and how far it'll go on a single charge.

Fisker Ocean

a silver and black car: 2021 Fisker Ocean© Motor Trend Staff 2021 Fisker Ocean

Boutique alternative-fuel carmaker Fisker has unveiled its first-ever fully electric SUV, and the compact model has mass-production aspirations and an overtly environmentally conscious vibe. It's promised to start at under $40,000, and includes neat features like the ability to lower every piece of glass save the windshield. Read more about the 2021 Fisker Ocean here.

Honda Augmented Driving Concept

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This cute little roofless thing is basically an autonomous vehicle that lets you pretend to drive—although it won't let you get yourself into any trouble. It won't remind too much of driving in the good old days, because there are no pedals: You push forward on the steering wheel to accelerate and pull back to decelerate or brake. You can also pass the steering wheel from left to right to swap "drivers" while in motion. In autonomous driving mode, swiping across the steering wheel will initiate a lane change. The fully encased wheels are a big question mark, although a video Honda produced shows the car normal tires. Finally, while the car somewhat recalls the adorable Honda E, it wasn't designed by the same person.

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2016 has already been a wild ride for autonomous car news. First Google was rumored to announce something at CES . More miles driven means better software which means smarter vehicles. Plus these pilot programs can start to test autonomous cars in new situations: winter weather, denser

How Do Autonomous Cars Work? Autonomous cars use a combination of artificial intelligence Most of the technologies that are leveraged in autonomous cars are known as Advanced Driver Since autonomous cars have arrived through such a slow and incremental process, the Society of

Hyundai Mobis M-Vision

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Hyundai's in-house Tier I parts supplier Hyundai Mobis ginned up an autonomous transportation pod concept that can, in a pinch, be manually driven. This M-Vision S is also a real communicator—both to occupants and pedestrians outside the car. We got a demo of its capabilities, which you can read about here.

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR

a boat sitting on top of a curtain: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept 2020 CES© Motor Trend Staff Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept 2020 CES

The Vision AVTR is—of all things—inspired by and linked to the Avatar movie franchise. Mercedes hitched itself to this wagon because the movies touch on sustainability, environmental preservation, and a connection between human and machine, the exact themes designers toyed with when dreaming up the AVTR concept. Head here for details and more photos of the wild AVTR concept.

Sony Vision-S

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The biggest surprise at CES 2020, at least for us, wasn't some game-changing foldable smartphone or a robot that can wash the dishes for you. Instead Sony, a company that's famous for making consumer electronics like the PlayStation and Walkman, and for starting the mirrorless DSLR trend, announced a car. It's a battery-electric vehicle called the Vision-S, and Sony says it's part of the company's efforts to pursue safety, reliability, comfort, and entertainment in the area of mobility. Get more photos and info on Sony's electric car here.

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This rare classic gem was the highest-selling car out of 1,000 listings ranging from exotics to hot rods. One classic muscle car stole the show at the four-day Mecum Auction in Dallas, Texas. That car was this rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX that sold for a staggering $253,000, the highest selling car to cross that auction stage. Out of 1,000 cars from all different categories, this classic GTX muscle car outsold every single one.

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