From Color Changing Cars & 3D Laptops to Real-time Urine-testing Toilets! What More in CES 2023?
A car that changes colors! It's no secret that Consumer Electronics Show, aka CES—an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), is well known for showcasing electronic products such as televisions and mobile phones. CES 2023 took a leap forward via the automotive industry, which has launched great technological developments in the recent past. While companies like Samsung are consistently working to showcase their own smart car platform, Sony has unveiled the Afeela, an electric midsize sedan described as a moving entertainment space. The EV, built in partnership with Honda and set to hit the road in 2026, prioritizes entertainment and interaction.
BMW has unveiled the iVision Dee, a futuristic midsize electric sedan with a digital assistant, color-changing technology, and an Augmented Reality windshield. Volantis advertised the Ram Revolution, a futuristic concept car with an AR display, a giant moon roof, and a large 28-inch touchscreen.
Even South Korean giants Samsung and LG have launched their respective smart car platforms. LG's In-Vehicle Cockpit computer allows the driver to call his roadside assistance or check his other smart devices at home. Samsung, along with its subsidiary Harman International, also demonstrated its smart car security platform.
Things got even more exciting with GeForce Now, Nvidia's popular cloud gaming services that have brought games like Fortnite and Apex Legends to your phone, TV, and across multiple internet-connected cars. Meanwhile, Google showed off a new version of its Android car software that prioritizes navigation, communications, and music.
The Automotive Industry at CES 2023 proves the relationship between people and future automotive products that change the future. The event also showcased how various automakers and technology companies are working together and combining the expertise to own the automotive experience before Apple launches its long-rumored electric vehicle.
Smart Toilet Tech
The global healthcare market has evolved over the years, and new digital solutions are solving real-life problems. But the process of tracking and managing health at home is cumbersome, especially urine analysis. At CES 2023, Withings and Vivoo showed new solutions that check health every time a person uses the toilet.
French health tech company Withings has launched a U-Scan device that attaches to a toilet bowl to collect and analyze urine.
The sensor is about the size of a palm and comes with two cartridges that can be used to check various stats. A nutrition and metabolism tracker helps check pH, ketones, vitamin C levels, and other luteinizing hormones and determine a woman's ovulation cycle. Similarly, Vivoo is building a unique toilet-mounted device that can run a urine test in 90 seconds to detect health issues. The system tests four health parameters that can reveal specific deficiencies or abnormalities that can be used for the early detection of some diseases.
3D Glass-Free Laptop for Demanding Professionals
A 3D glass-free laptop was once considered the future of entertainment alongside 3D stereoscopic displays. 3D technology is back. A new avatar, this time without glasses, opens a new case for professional users. At this year's AAT CES, Asus announced its ProArt Studiobook. This was announced as his first laptop with a 3D display without glasses. High-end laptops use Asus Spatial Vision, a glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3D OLED technology that combines lenticular lenses and advanced eye-tracking camera technology to create highly realistic 3D images.
AR and VR are used all over the world, but the technology still looks complicated. The current problem is that there is no fixed approach or standard to make these headsets efficient
Vive XR Elite Headset
VR and AR are great technologies driving the gaming industry. HTC seized the opportunity to introduce the standalone Vive XR Elite headset. The product has the same features as Meta's flagship Quest Pro but looks more complex and extends support to those who need vision correction at a price of $1,099. Meanwhile, TCL, best known for television, has jumped on its AR bandwagon with glasses that promise a complete AR experience. It has the same features as the 3D glasses of yesteryear but can do much more, including automatic live translation.
AR and VR are used all over the world, but the technology still looks complicated. The current problem is that there is no fixed approach or standard to make these headsets efficient. Few manufacturers make headsets that need to be tethered to a smartphone or console, but some make fully mobile headsets. Still, companies are confused about the technology used for gaming and entertainment. It is also said that brands of all sizes, large and small, see the Metaverse—the concept of a shared world enhanced by highly immersive and interactive virtual products and digital experiences—as technology's next big opportunity.