By Lisa Johnston
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Detroit — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that nine automotive manufacturers will exhibit at 2014 International CES, a record for the show.
Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes and Toyota will showcase their latest technologies among an enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits, TechZones and conference sessions.
CES will be held Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Automotive exhibits will cover more than 140,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up 25 percent over the 2013 event, CEA said. More than 125 total automotive tech companies, including Delphi, Dual Electronics, JVC Kenwood, Mitek, Pioneer and QNX, will exhibit.
Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management, Audi AG, will deliver a Tech Titans keynote address at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, in the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Theater. Stadler will discuss connectivity, autonomous driving technologies and other rapidly evolving innovations in the automotive industry. Audi Night at CES will immediately follow from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Chelsea.
Also at the show will be the GoElectricDrive TechZone, sponsored by the Electric Drive Transportation Association, in the North Hall of the LVCC. This will be a showcase of electric drive technologies, products and services, including electric vehicles, their associated charge stations, and a range of electric mobility products and services.
New for 2014, attendees will also experience the all-electric BMW i3 at CES, featuring ConnectedDrive, which provides mobility services such as a dynamic range map and the BMW i remote app, CEA said. BMW’s i3 at CES will be located in the Silver Plaza, an outdoor show floor area across from the LVCC South Hall.
Three key CES conference sessions will focus on automotive electronics:
• Just Around the Bend: How Technology will Change Driving;
• Connect2Car: If You're Not Connecting, You're Interrupting; and
• Collaborate Or Die.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.