Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Tech at the Consumer Electronics Show

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is under way.

What's new at the CES?

Journal Sentinel: Five Cool Tech Items.
Air Bags for cyclists: A French company called Helite makes air bags for motorcyclists and horse riders. And now it has produced air bags for those of you on bicycles. This "smart" bag, selling for $650 when it comes out in March, has built-in sensors that promise to detect when to inflate the bag – meaning, not when you ride over over bumps, but rather when you are in an actual accident.
Hit the link for the other four items.

The Walking Car. AutoExpress:
Hyundai has announced its plan for a robotic concept car at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Called the “Elevate,” it would be capable of walking over rough terrain, spanning gaps up to five-feet across and scaling obstacles up to five feet tall; all while maintaining a perfectly level passenger compartment.
Hyundai's Walking Car

More on the walking car from Hyundai:
Wheels with robotic legs allow users to drive, walk or even climb over the most treacherous terrain.
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The legs also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, where power to the joints is cut, and the use of an integrated passive suspension system maximizes battery efficiency. This allows Elevate to drive at highway speeds just like any other vehicle. But no other can climb a five foot wall, step over a five foot gap, walk over diverse terrain, and achieve a 15 foot wide track width, all while keeping its body and passengers completely level.
Watch the Elevate here.

More gadgets at IFL Science, including: Intelligent Toilets, the LG ExoSuit, Foldable Smartphones.

A self-driving Tesla ran over and "killed" an autonomous robot. Daily Mail:
In what many are speculating was an over-the-top PR stunt, Promobot revealed one of its model v4 robots was ‘killed’ by a Tesla Model S on a Las Vegas street ahead of CES.
Rosie The Robot; unharmed at CES
Design Boom: LG's rollable OLED TV.

Clean Technia: Harey-Davidson's Electric Motorcycle.

Digital Trends: The latest Mobile Accessories at CES.

PC MagRokit's high-tech cell and smart phones.

2 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Intelligent toilets: reminds me of the old joke back in my Jr. High
days that went something like-
Man visits new modern house full of gadgets/needs to use the restroom/is told about all the buttons to press to do a good job/warned not to press the red button. Much elaboration of what each
button does...but do NOT press the red button. News headlines the next day "Man killed by automatic Tampax remover".
(with apologies...I'm much, much older now)

David Drake said...

BB, good to hear from you. It's been a while. Happy New Year, hope you and family are well.
That's a good joke, no apologies necessary :)
Pretty much anything flies here. Very few comments denied to anyone. Only the SPAM comments which come in waves, subsides, then rises again.
Really happy to hear from you. Stay in touch.