Here's a look inside the Mercedes-Benz Smart Vision EQ, a self-driving car of the future, or 2030 to be exact. Thanks to swarm intelligence and autonomous driving, this vehicle heralds a new era in car sharing: users are not required to look for the next available car - it will find them and collect the passengers directly from their chosen location. And thanks to swarm intelligence and the resulting predictability of demand, it will already be nearby, making the journey to pick up a "hire car" a thing of the past. It features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 30 kWh. When not in use, it makes its way independently to a charging station to load up with new energy. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Another day, another laundry folding robot, and this one is called "Foldimate". This automated laundry folding machine is still in prototype form, but it can fold everything from garments for children to big and tall adults, as well as the usual towels / pillow cases. However, it won't be able to fold smaller pieces, such as baby clothes, socks, underwear, etc. or extra large items such as bed sheets. The company says its device should be available sometime in 2019 for roughly $980. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.
Unlike other home automation robots, Keecker comes equipped with a 90° adjustable video projector, a powerful 4.1 audio system and two cameras. Think of it as an all-in-one home entertainment, communication, and security system that adapts autonomously to its environment that users can control with voice command or by a free smartphone application. The built-in projector can transform any surface into a screen - watch movies, play video games, etc. (from wall to ceiling). It can also send you real-time home updates about humidity levels, ambient light, and room temperature from integrated gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, and infrared sensors. Continue reading for an in-depth video and more information.
With the Tesla Roadster just a couple years away, many other companies will look to swoop in on the electric car frenzy to take market share, with one such vehicle being the "Lumen". This all-electric hypercar features a central battery located in the base that powers the axle-mounted electric motors, good for 250-miles on a full charge, not including the power by its regenerative braking system. The body is mostly carbon fiber, with some aluminum bits, and the interior features a svelte backseat. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
So far, we have smartphones that use curved displays and OLED panels, but if the Sony Xperia Z Pureness ever makes it into production, the device would be the first to use a transparent display. In addition to its 5.2" transparent screen, it features a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell battery and a photovoltaic charging panel to ensure you do not run out of power. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Hate folding clothes? Then Landroid should do the trick. Created by Japan-based Seven Dreamers, this high-tech robot uses artificial intelligence and a special image processing to identify various items of clothing and then fold them. To be more specific, it boasts multiple robotic arms to pick up the clothes, which are then scanned by cameras, and then transmits the data via WiFi for artificial intelligence to analyze the object, as well as a neural network containing 256,000 images of different clothing items. One caveat: you'll need a few hours for it to finish folding a load of laundry, as one shirt takes about 5 minutes to fold. Continue reading for another video and more information.
After several teasers in 2017, the Fisker EMotion has officially been revealed at CES 2018. This all-electric luxury vehicle not only offers suicide butterfly doors, but a 400-mile range using an LG-supplied lithium-ion battery. Its aluminum and carbon fiber chassis keeps things light, enabling the EMotion to hit a top speed of 161mph. Production is set to begin at the end of 2019, with prices starting at just under $130,000. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Fingerprint sensors on smartphones are nothing new or special, but the "Vivo" is the world's first smartphone with one located underneath its display. The handset boasts a Synaptics optical sensor that functions by peering through the gaps between the pixels in an OLED display and then scanning your finger. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration straight from CES 2018.
RAVPower's 16W Dual USB Port Solar Charger works in cold or hot climates, and it's being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. Thanks to Sunpower solar arrays, this device benefits from a total solar conversion ratio up to 23.5% to ensure users always get the most power they can, whether if it's a sunny day or cloudy sky. Plug in up to two devices at once and let nature take care of the rest. The advanced combination of iSmart and Smart IC technologies will detect all connected devices' individual input and distribute the total output accordingly to guarantee the appropriate charge they can benefit from. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Think of the Exo-Bionics Prosthesis by Furrion Robotics as a real MechWarrior suit that stands 15-feet tall, and weighs in at over 8,000-pounds. This exoskeleton is completely human-controlled, can run at speeds at 20mph for up to 1-hour on a single charge. Unfortunately, you won't see this in a BattleBots competition anytime soon, but it will make an appearance in the X1 Mech Racing League. Continue reading for another video and more information.