CES 2022 highlights: 3 glimpses of the future

CES, the event formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, takes place in Las Vegas in early January each year. Given the surge of the Omicron variant, this year’s event took place partly in cyberspace as well. The show once again shed light on innovations, gadget apps and new trends. Here’s a look at some of the buzziest products showcased by Tech giants. 

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The CES in numbers

In 2020, CES hosted 4 500 exhibiting companies across more than 2.9 million net square feet and attracted a total attendance of 170 000 including 6 500 members of media. This year, several large tech companies backed out of in-person attendance which led to a subdued gathering. In addition, the show was cut back to 3 days instead of 4 due to the surge of the Omicron variant. Despite this challenging environment, the CES organizers welcomed 2,300 companies, including over 800 startups from 119 countries.

Even though some large companies such as Google, Amazon or Lenovo cancelled their presence at the last minute, the event received positive reviews. As usual, the show demonstrated a great diversity in the business sectors represented: digital health, manufacturing, agriculture, artificial intelligence, IoT, automotive, etc.

Good news: the French Tech is on fire! The French delegation was indeed the second largest one with 100 startups. Cocorico!

Top 3 highlights of the world’s biggest tech show

#1 Sony’s Vision-S 02 SUV

The leader of the entertainment industry introduced its new automotive division: Sony Mobility Inc. The company has globally unveiled its second electric car concept named “Vision-S 02”, a 7-seater electric SUV that will rival Tesla Model Y (if launched). The prototype vehicle aims to contribute to the evolution of mobility. 

#2 Skinetic, the haptic VR vest…

…that takes you into the metaverse! Armed with 30 years of expertise in the science of touch, Actronika developed a VR vest to make you feel real-life sensations for unique virtual experiences (games, movies, training, etc.). The vest integrates 20 patented vibrotactile voice-coil motors that generate a wide range of vibrations for maximum immersion. Actronika’s haptic VR vest will be available for pre-order starting on March 22, 2022.

#3 BMW’s iX Flow, the world’s first chameleon car

The concept car uses electronic ink technology to transform the car’s exterior into a variety of shades in grey and white. The German automaker said this disruptive technology, which was inspired from Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, will “bring the car body to life”.

The number of technological breakthroughs presented at CES 2022 as well as the scale of this major event prove just how dynamic the field of new technologies is. This rapid growth translates into a significant need for IT talents. The American Business School of Paris offers courses such as the MSc Fintech & Digital Sustainability and the MSc in Digital Marketing to help you be part of this great adventure.

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