[YesAuto Fresh Technology Interpretation] With the rapid development of the electronics industry, each of our lives has changed. Mobile phones have changed from communication tools to windows to understand the world. Consumers also hope that cars can become like smart phones and tablets. “simple”. The CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) held in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year is a “feast” that gathers the world's most cutting-edge electronics industry technology, where new ideas and new technologies that transcend this era will appear on the stage. There are still a few days before the 2016 CES kicks off. Let us now have a preview to “appetize” the official opening of the exhibition in a few days.
“Born” in 1967, CES has always been a gathering place of cutting-edge electronic technology and modern life technology. Things like VR virtual reality technology that have not yet been popularized in our lives can only be regarded as “outdated” products here. In recent years, with the further deepening of automotive electronics, more and more car manufacturers we are familiar with have also brought their latest technologies to this stage. This year, like last year, we will once again go to the exhibition to report for you. Now, let us taste this “appetizer” while it's hot.
The concept car is not avant-garde? Yes, this is not a false proposition, these guys are somewhat conservative in this feast of whimsical ideas. However, in a gradual manner, let us first take a look at these guys who will be “eliminated” in the future.
Even in the avant-garde consumer electronics exhibition, car companies will not “forget their roots”, but some of them have announced that they will bring concept cars. After Volt, Chevrolet has paid more attention to the development of new energy vehicles. Recently, Chevrolet officially stated that they are testing a small pure electric vehicle, Bolt, which is positioned for urban mobility, with a mileage of up to 322 kilometers on a single charge, and it will be officially unveiled at this CES exhibition. Although the official launch time has not yet been determined, compared to Volt's positioning, a pragmatic urban mobility EV is the most suitable development direction for pure electric vehicles nowadays.
At this CES show, Volkswagen will bring a new electric concept car. The information is still in the confidential stage. The official only introduced it as an “excellent endurance electric car”, but the information exposed in the preview map shows that this car has borrowed from the elements of the Volkswagen T1 BUS. We guess that this one The car is likely to be related to the previously released Microbus, and it is likely to be positioned as an electric commercial MPV or cargo vehicle. In addition, its Audi will also bring a concept car on display, the specific technical information is not yet clear.
Years ago, when we were still showing off for owning a large-screen smartphone, at the CES show, car companies had already put tablets on cars to improve the operating experience. Although high-end, sophisticated, and cutting-edge products abound on CES, all those who trace the origin are to change our lives, so CES is actually very pragmatic.
At this CES show, BMW will release a BMW i8 convertible version equipped with AirTouch system. AirTouch technology aims to realize in-car entertainment, information and navigation functions by relying on gestures without the driver's distraction. AirTouch will adopt a two-handed cooperative operation scheme, and realize the function switch at the position of the thumb on the left side of the steering wheel; the sensor layout and the lower edge of the rearview mirror are responsible for recognizing simple gesture operations of the right hand and realizing different functions.
For a long time, we have been accustomed to the car as a tool to send us from point A to point B. With the development of technology, it seems to want to get rid of such shackles. Will the wave of autonomous driving technology hit the shore this time?
With the rapid development of navigation technology and future driving, more and more new technologies rely on powerful map networks. Toyota will release its latest mapping system at this CES show. This system will realize the networking of the exterior cameras on each Toyota production car in the future, collect the road conditions and real map information of this car in real time, and upload it to the server terminal; the server side will collect data for each car over and over again. To improve the accuracy of the panoramic map. Toyota officials said that when sufficient data is collected, the accuracy of this map system will reach a range of 5cm.
LeEco will not only show off its technology in car interconnection and electronic interaction. At this CES exhibition, the highly anticipated EUI Auto will most likely be officially unveiled. The Faraday Future electric car exposed at the Guangzhou Auto Show can be regarded as the warm-up of EUI Auto, and equipped with the second-generation horizontal-screen version of the EcoLink in-vehicle interconnection system, etc., make EUI Auto very interesting in the future technology. Not only that, LeEco will also show its peripheral devices on ordinary cars: light car machines.
At this CES show, Kia will showcase its more mature autonomous driving technology. Through the interaction with the Internet of Vehicles, the semi-automatic or automatic driving of the vehicle can be completed according to the map data. At present, Kia’s autonomous driving technology has been approved for road testing in Nevada, USA. We guess that Kia’s technology has entered the road test stage. The official said that it will spend 2 billion US dollars to develop this advanced assisted driving system (ADAS), and launch a semi-autonomous driving model in 2020 and a fully automatic driving model in 2030.
Cars have changed, so what will happen to us as the main driving force? For a long time, we have always been arguing about how and when to realize these autopilots. If the car really realizes autonomous driving, then as the former subject, what do we do? From now on, we may have more time to understand the surrounding situation.
The local combat Delphi has brought a new technology named V2E. In addition to the well-known vehicle-to-vehicle communication, this technology will also include vehicle-to-person communication, vehicle-to-signal communication, blind spot detection, and ride-sharing communication. At this point, we can not only get traffic information, but also which restaurants in the surrounding buildings are delicious.
In addition to the seemingly distant V2E technology, Delphi will also bring a technology called Eye Glance, which uses the infrared camera in the crew cabin to track the driver’s eye movements to infer their intentions and turn on the corresponding entertainment information functions.
Whether it is the current assisted safety technology or the future of fully automatic driving, people or vehicles never stop collecting information about the surrounding environment. Therefore, DENSO Denso, a Japanese component supplier, will demonstrate V2V vehicle-to-vehicle information exchange and V2X vehicle-to-vehicle information exchange technology. Both V2V and V2X can help drivers obtain more and more comprehensive real-time traffic environment information, which can not only help drivers prevent accidents, but also enable traffic participants to plan forward routes more reasonably, compared to fully automatic In terms of driving, it is closer to mass production.
The future is rich and colorful with infinite possibilities. In addition to autonomous driving, there are more tomorrows waiting for us. This not only requires the efforts of car manufacturers, but also the suppliers who hide behind to provide technical support. Display space. More and more electronic technologies are carried on cars, which forces the continuous development of in-vehicle electronic product hardware. In the future, will we also save a car? Will the replacement speed of cars be faster than that of mobile phones?
In recent years, it is no longer news that the electronics industry giants “cross-border” participation in car design and manufacturing has long been news. The graphics technology and digital media processor industry giant NVIDIA has been involved in the development of in-vehicle interconnection technology many years ago. The products of many automakers, including Volkswagen and Audi, have been equipped with core technologies developed by NVIDIA. In this CES, NVIDIA brought the DRIVE PX platform of the Tegra X1 processor chip. Compared with last year's “concept demonstration”, this year NVIDIA will also bring prototypes and engineering vehicles equipped with the platform.
With the gradual accumulation of wealth, each of us has an increasingly urgent need for personal and financial security. For houses, we can equip them with anti-theft doors. For computers, we can install anti-virus software and firewalls. So, what about our car? Hackers have already compromised some production cars. Who do we entrust our security to?
In order to ensure the safety of vehicles with a large amount of information in the future, NXP from the Netherlands has developed a security hardware device such as a “front door lock” for each human-computer interaction interface, which can prevent the use of Bluetooth, cellular data and V2V networked devices transmit malicious data that enters the vehicle. Once the data source fails to pass the identity verification, the hardware device will immediately shut down the human-computer interaction device.
The above is just the tip of the iceberg for many manufacturers to disclose new technologies. In previous years, CES always had some previously unannounced new technologies that became the dark horses that shocked the industry. Who will win the championship this year? After a year of development, how much technology has advanced forward, please do not go away if you are interested in this, we will go to this grand event in person after New Year's Day.