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CES 2019 Live Updates: Monday, January 7

CTA Staff
Are you CES Ready? The show floor may not open until tomorrow morning, but CES is in full swing today. From media events and conference sessions to this evening’s LG Keynote, we have all the CES updates from Monday, January 7.

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  • LG Electronics featured their 5G technology, including a 5G smartphone that can download a 4K movie in seconds. LG also showcased their home appliance technology, including the LG Styler with moving hangers and built-in steamer and the LG HomeBrew, a capsule based beer maker. LG 8K TVs will also feature Amazon and Apple integrations.

  • Bosch announced the “Like a Bosch” campaign for Internet of Things (IoT) products and initiatives meant to make consumer’s lives easier, such as internal cameras in smart fridges, the PAI Projector that turns your countertop into a touchscreen computer, and the Indego Robot Lawnmower, which can mow your lawn by itself. Bosch’s Markus Heyn and Mike Mansuetti also announced new initiatives in artificial intelligence and self-driving cars, such as the “Perfectly Keyless” technology that lets you unlock your car by using your fingerprint on your phone.

  • Only 1 more day until the CES show floor opens!

#CES2019 is less than a day away. Check out all the buzz coming from the show floor!

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  • Royole Corporation's CEO Dr. Bill Lui presented Flexpai - a flexible, foldable smartphone and tablet, with a 7.88 mm ultra-thin, lightweight and vivid display. The sensor technology is also being used in other consumer and commercial applications, such as smart speakers, robotics, smart home, wearables, auto dashboards and architectural designs.

  • Panasonic presented their vision for bringing together physical and digital worlds, providing new and immersive experiences for consumers and key partnerships. Disney will be using Panasonic's projection tech in their new ride, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. Panasonic will also be working with Colorado Springs, CO on smart city initiatives and also discussed their intelligent transportation system, Cirrus by Panasonic, which includes partnerships with Amazon, T-Mobile, Integrity, Ford, Cisco and Qualcomm. 

  • Continental announced its latest development for the future of mobility, from assisted and automated driving to holistic connectivity and seamless mobility. The company debuted its concept Continental Urban Mobility Experience (CUbE), which leverages a driverless vehicle to carry and deploy “cascading robots” to deliver and distribute goods directly to the consumers.

  • Hisense debuted the 108-inch TriChroma Laser TV, a next-generation television with upgraded colors, contrast, brightness and motion fluidity. Hisense is also developing the TV in 70, 120 and 150 inches. Among other new upgraded TV announcements, Hisense showcased how their smart televisions work with streaming services, Roku and digital assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • CTA along with industry and nonprofit leaders announced the consumer education focused PAVE (partners for automated vehicle education) coalition. The coalition’s goal is to provide consumers experiences with self-driving technology that will help ease adoption, improve understanding of the tech and embrace it’s potential. PAVE currently has 24 groups committed to boosting public trust including, NVIDIA, Toyota, Audi, Voyage and the National Safety Council.

  • Qualcomm made several announcements at CES 2019 including new partnerships with the City of Las Vegas to implement C-V2X vehicle communications technology and with Amazon to integrate Amazon services into the Snapdragon platform. Qualcomm also discussed their 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technology. 

  • As its TV business continues to grow, TCL is also distinguishing itself as “more than a TV company,” expanding its home appliance and audio business around the world. In 2019, expect air conditioners, home audio products, headphones and personal audio devices from TCL. TCL announced new TVs that include technology like 8K, QLED and voice activation. 

  • Bell President and Chief Executive Officer Mitch Steiner, along with Robert Hastings, Communications Officer, fielded questions about their Bell Nexus urban air mobility prototype. Bell Nexus Air Taxis combine quick air travel with unique in-flight experiences. In partnership with Uber Elevate, regulatory authorities, communities, property developers and many others, Bell plans to begin operations for Bell Nexus in 2025.

  • In its continued dedication to transform from automobile maker to mobility company, Toyota announced it would offer their autonomous safety platform, Guardian, to the industry. The driver-assistant technology seamlessly works with human drivers to offer accident avoidance in situations beyond a driver’s capability.

  • ZF announced a new member of its family of automotive supercomputers, the ZF Pro AI RoboThink, enabling self-driving vehicles of the category Level 4 and above. In addition to existing partnerships with NVIDIA and MobilEye, ZF announced new partnerships with e.Go Mobile AG, manufacturer of the e.Go Mover electric minibus, and mobility company Transdev, to develop self-driving minibuses and to help shape self-driving policy around the globe.

  • Leaders from National Geographic, NPR and Mastercard joined CTA's Jean Foster to kick off the CMO Insights track, exploring technology's impact on marketing and brand strategy. 
  • Hyundai's new STYLE SET FREE line offers car accessory upgrades to customize the driving experience, as well as a subscription-based model for those who want to be Hyundai “members” instead of traditional car owners. This will be available for all of its electric vehicles by 2020. Hyundai aims to have all of its vehicles on a fully-connected, cloud-based, open source V2V platform by 2022. Hyundai CRADLE (Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience) unveils Elevate, a “walking car concept” that can climb over uneven terrain and help in natural disaster relief efforts.

  • Future Focus: With Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs explored business strategies and technologies transforming brands. Jenny Rooney, editor of the CMO Network at Forbes, led the discussion with three top-tier CMOs, all of whom were named to Forbes’ 2018 World's Most Influential CMOs list. The group discussed how game-changing technologies such as AI and blockchain are transforming day-to-day marketing operations.

  • Samsung premiered their 98-inch QLED 8K TV and announced it will be available for pre-order in the US this year. Samsung also introduced new smart home products that have AI and voice activated capabilities and connect to devices all over the house.  The new Notebook 9 Pro, Notebook 9 Pen, the Notebook Odyssey for gamers and the Space Monitor desktop were also introduced. 

  • Intel launched its 9th Gen Core processors, announced it is shipping the next-generation Xeon processor, Cascade Lake, and explained it is on track with its 10nm products – Lake Client and Data Center, Lakefield and Snow Ridge. Intel highlighted accelerating innovation in AI, 5G and autonomous driving with various industry partners, including Facebook and Alibaba Group.

  • Sony showcased the latest technologies that support creators in the creative entertainment community. It launched a new full-frame mirrorless camera, Venice, that is being used by Sony Pictures Entertainment and showcased the BRAVIA MASTER series television and Innovation Studios – a virtual TV studio and movie set – all of which are supporting eight new movie productions including, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. As part of Sony’s commitment to work closely with artists it launched 360 Reality Audio with artist Pharrell Williams.
  • LG Electronics’ President and CTO, Dr. I.P. Park, kicked off the first keynote of 2019 with ambitions to create a world of connected, intuitive AI-powered technology that will seamlessly work in unison to deliver unparalleled customer experience in all areas of life. Dr. Park was joined on stage with a handful of high-level executives who will be partnering with LG and for the first time a robot keynoter took the CES stage, the LG CLOi Guide Bot. LG’s ThinQ AI platform will drive the future of the company as it sets it’s sights on self-driving vehicles, smart home, smart cities and robotics — all which will help become possible with the strategic partnerships LG is making with companies such as webOs, Luxoft and more. 

  • And in case you missed this at last night's CES Unveiled....

#fijiwatergirl making sure our #CES2019 attendees were hydrated at Unveiled last night.

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This post was last updated at 8 AM PST on January 8.