Arlington, Va. -
At least six of the automotive industry's top 10 manufacturers will be
exhibitors during the 2012 International CES, according to show owner and
producer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
This year, vehicle
OEMs account for nearly two-thirds of $9.3 billion in wholesale industry shipments
for in-vehicle technology, CEA reported. Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM/Onstar, Kia,
and Mercedes all will showcase their latest technologies on the CES show floor.
"CES is now the
place to experience innovation in the auto industry, including the latest automotive
electronics, including both vehicle OEMs and the aftermarket," said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "Car manufacturers are exhibiting at the 2012
CES to unveil their latest models, and aftermarket innovations at the 2012 CES
will include tablet integration, Internet radio solutions, in-vehicle apps and
driver safety technology."
automotive technology at CES, Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor
Company, is the first announced participant on the year's Innovation Power Panel,
a CES keynote taking place Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Las Vegas
Hilton. Panelists will discuss how a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship
has made them global leaders in their industries. This keynote panel debuted in
2011 and featured the CEOs of Cisco, GE and Xerox. Ford will be the first
automotive company on this panel.
chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz
Cars, will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 International CES at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.
In 2012, CEA
industry forecasts predict sales of factory-installed vehicle technologies will
increase by 16 percent, to nearly $7 billion. Connected systems like OnStar and
Ford Sync offer infotainment, communication, safety and driver assistance
solutions and services. CEA consumer research shows approximately 15 percent of
U.S. households now own a vehicle with a connected communication/entertainment
system. CEA expects this figure to rise quickly in the coming years as car
companies make these solutions available across more models.
CES attendees also
will see innovative new electric vehicles and charging solutions on the show
floor. The GoElectricDrive TechZone, sponsored by the Electric Drive
Transportation Association in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention and
World Trade Center (LVCC), will showcase electric drive technologies, products
and services. Electric vehicles and their associated charge stations --
for homes, condominiums, public facilities -- and a range of electric mobility
products and services will be on display. The Safe Driver TechZone will focus
on technologies that assist in auto collision avoidance, lane drift assistance,
parking, speed monitoring, hands-free, text-to-voice, driver drowsiness
detection and more.
The Location Based
Services TechZone will serve as the premier location for providers of custom
technologies, services and advertising sent to portable and in-car navigation
devices based on current location.
The 2012 CES will
also offer the Connect2Car: Connecting Automotive and Consumer Electronics
Lifestyles SuperSession focused on integration of new systems and apps into the
car, and the In-Vehicle
Technology Conference Track
, featuring the following conference sessions
focused on smart technologies that minimize driver error, enhance the driving
experience and boost road safety:
Integrating smartphone and wireless-assist platforms into automobile
electronics is transforming the connected car. Drivers and passengers have
vastly more entertainment and communications options - from hands-free texting
to Pandora and more. Panelists will review innovations and options in car
technology and their impact on driver safety.
Smart Cars Talking
to Each Other - New Applications Using Vehicle-to-X Technology: Cars soon will
be able to talk to neighboring vehicles, traffic lights, even to pedestrians
using short-range Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology, aka "Wi-Fi on
wheels." V2X may open new safety and consumer applications for both mobile
devices and cars. Find out what opportunities are ahead for peer-to-peer apps
The 2012 International
CES will run Jan. 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas. For more on the show, visit www.cesweb.org
Arlington, Va. - At least six of the automotive industry's top 10 manufacturers will be exhibitors during the 2012 International CES, according to show owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).