Last week’s CES show proved that the future of car tech is moving faster than ever! New tech is making our rides become smartphones on wheels, keeping us connected to our digital lives and more. This year’s CES show had a few new concept vehicles unveiled, and here’s a quick recap of what was shown.
Honda Rethinks The Future of EVs
At CES 2004, Honda revealed the 0 Series Saloon and Space-hub – two EVs that glimpse Honda’s overarching design principles and electric vehicle (EV) philosophy. Honda is setting its sights on the upcoming era of slender and lighter battery packs to energize its streamlined, low-profile, and stylish Saloon. This model, closely resembling a production version, is committed to embodying the brand’s cherished ‘joy of driving’ spirit. Details regarding range and performance remain undisclosed, given that these models are likely still in the conceptual stage. However, both the Saloon and the spacious, lounge-like Space-Hub are expected to incorporate advanced driver-assist systems, substantial autonomous driving features, and, optimistically, state-of-the-art infotainment. This is made possible through Honda’s strong collaboration with Sony.
BMW Unveils AR Driving
BMW had demos of an Xreal Air 2-based augmented reality experience aboard a BMW iX. Nothing is set in stone about bringing this tech to life, but it seems cool. Basically, with the Xreal Air 2 glasses, BMW can project essential driver information onto the actual surroundings beyond the windshield. They are strobing 3D green arrows illuminate upcoming turns, while prominent red blocks warn when the driver perilously approaches static objects.
Mercedes-Benz Turns EVs Into Musical Instruments
Harmen Merges Car Seats With Audio
Mobion Concept Car
California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen has unveiled what could be one of the most aggressive and incredibly fast electric SUVs to date. The performance specifications are staggering, with 1,000bhp, a 0-60mph acceleration in under two seconds, and a top speed exceeding 200mph. In addition to its incredible performance, Mullen claims the SUV will feature a two-speed transmission, an 800V electrical architecture for faster charging, and a range of over 300 miles in real-world conditions. The vehicle comes standard with race-derived Brembo braking components, bucket seats, and a notably aggressive stance. Being a modern electric vehicle, the Five RS also boasts a dual-screen infotainment system, reportedly equipped with a built-in voice assistant. It’s expected to be available in Europe by 2025, with a US version in 2027. The starting price is said to be $295,000.