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Consumer Electronics Show 2020 updates

9 Jan 2020 by Nisha Shroff
Lamborghini announces the launch of Alexa with Amazon

One of the world’s largest influential tech event  — the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is becoming a huge talking point for the technology and innovation industry across the globe. This ongoing show is bringing the entire tech ecosystem under one roof in building business and brands that are also endearing to solve the world’s most challenging issues.

Currently, the CES is showcasing products from thousands of exhibiting companies. Some big brands include Samsung, Google, Hyundai, and Uber as well as a plethora of startup titles.

Samsung Electronics company has introduced a wide range of innovations designed specifically for this new era. The brand reveals several TVs like the QLED 8K lineup, laptops including a 4K Chromebook and a Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite. Samsung’s latest robot that acts as your personal life companion at home is a key attraction. 

Samsung tweeted:

Google has announced many new updates for its Google Assistant including sticky notes for smart displays, Assistant reading what’s on your screen, among others. One of the Assistant’s new privacy features will allow users to delete a record of the most recent command by saying, “Hey Google, that wasn’t for you.”

Further boosting its passenger travel experience, Hyundai and Uber have announced a partnership for aerial ride-sharing at the show. They showcased an urban air mobility solution called the S-A1, giving a whole new dimension to future taxis,  carrying up to four passengers in air. 

Hyundai India tweeted: 

Another car maker Automobili Lamborghini has launched Alexa in its Huracán EVO range in 2020, enhancing its super sports car driving experience with the cloud-based voice service from Amazon. “The Huracán EVO is an outstanding driver’s car, and connectivity enables our customers to focus on the driving, thus enhancing their Lamborghini experience,” says Stefano Domenicali, chairman and chief executive officer of Automobili Lamborghini.

“Lamborghini is a future shaper, and this is the first time an automaker will deliver in-cabin car control through Amazon Alexa to bring together car controls as well as smart commands and Alexa’s standard capabilities,” added Domenicali. 

A global enterprise in the fields of transportation and service robotics, Segway has announced the launch of Segway S-Pod. a smart transporting pod for enclosed campuses such as airports, theme parks, and malls. It is a self-balancing vehicle that is operated by an intuitive assistive navigation panel and is equipped with a remote control system through the detachable built-in pad.

In terms of smart travel gadgets, a popular smartwatch maker, Suunto has revealed Suunto 7, a wearable watch that combines the brand’s fitness tech with free offline maps and Google’s Wear OS features whereas the brand POW Audio has come out with Biz, a pocketable magnetic speaker offering superior teleconferencing with a 360° mic, echo cancellation, and noise suppression.

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