The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may be the place to learn about smart fridges, huge flat-screen TVs and the latest drones – but it’s also rapidly becoming a hotbed of car news too.
More and more car manufacturers are investing in huge stands and unveiling their latest technology at the event in Sin City.
This year, Japanese and South Korean manufacturers flocked to the event to show off their new products. Here we take a look at the biggest news.
Kia Niro EV
South Korean firm Kia used the show to take the wraps off its next-generation electric car – an SUV with a range of 238 miles. It features a 64kWh battery pack and leads the charge for the brand’s promise to roll out a further 16 more electrified vehicles by 2025. On the outside it debuts a smart, futuristic look, while inside there’s a gesture-controlled cockpit and 5G connection for high-definition content streaming – that means Netflix on the go and no buffering for your passengers to worry about.
Nissan mind reading
Nissan says its cars of the future will read drivers’ minds to reduce reaction times and make autonomous driving more comfortable. The Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology can predict human behaviour and detect when a motorist is feeling uncomfortable, thanks to clever software. Brain waves are decoded by a special headband worn by the driver and Nissan says it cuts reaction times by guessing when a driver is about to make a movement – such as braking when they spot stationary traffic.