With over 3,600 exhibitors and countless events and experiences, CES 2016 was the best way to kick off 2016. From automotive technology and unmanned systems to wearables and 3D printing, the spectrum of innovation on display at CES is unparelleled and and continues to expand.
The overwhelming theme of CES this year was the development of safety technology around semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. This category is moving very quickly and appears to be a realistic mode of vehicle operation in the coming future.
Through conversations with a number of producers of technology who are contributing to the advancement of vehicle automation, we were able to glean fantastic insight into the technology that is currently being used, what is needed, and potentially how PRECO might be able to further assist in the development of vehicle automation.
While there was not a focus on heavy equipment at CES, it is easy to see how heavy vehicle industries will be adopting this technology in the future, and perhaps even before the consumer market given the controlled environments that many heavy equipment industries operate within.
“You see so many important trends at CES,” said David Hagan, chairman and CEO, Boingo Wireless. “This week we saw that devices are no longer just connecting to the Internet, they are increasingly connected to each other.” We believe this applies to heavy-duty safety technology as well to help protect equipment and mitigate collisions.
Be sure to check out all of the 2016 Innovation Award honorees here.