Connected cars, high-tech curved televisions and wearable computing are among the most popular technologies at this year’s International CES in Las Vegas. FBN’s Liz Claman goes behind the scenes with executives from companies like Audi, Samsung and MakerBot to get a look at the technology pushing the boundaries of innovation.
1. Connected cars: Audi goes Android
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Audi of America President Scott Keogh shares the details of Audi’s newest cars, including the Audi Sport Quattro Laser Lights model. It has high-tech lights that cover the distance of six football fields, which Keogh says will help prevent accidents at nights. Plus, a new partnership with Google Android will ensure the highest level of integration between phones and cars in new Audi models.
2. High-tech TVs: Samsung president on curved televisions
Samsung America President Tim Baxter weighs in on the Michael Bay meltdown, and the 4K ultra hi-def TV, with a curved-design that provides a more “immersive” viewing experience. Baxter also shows off Samsung’s new tablet models with a bigger screen, bucking Apple’s mini iPad trend.
3. 3D Printing: MakerBot’s new 3D printers
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis unveils three new 3D printers at CES, which will allow amateurs and professionals the opportunity to harness their creativity. Pettis says these new applications give people the tools necessary to make 3D printing simple.
4. Wearable tech: Hyundai Sedan uses Google Glass
Unlike other automakers, Hyundai isn’t shying away from Google Glass. Hyundai Motor America Executive Director Barry Ratzlaff says rather than being a distraction, Google Glass can actually prevent drivers from losing focus on the road. Even better? The new Hyundai Genesis app will ensure you never lose your car in the parking lot again.