Autonomous driving technology and connected car concepts became the focus in this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) which was held in Las Vegas. A few new players in the automotive industry as well as the well-known players and even software companies were seen to showcase what they can offer for the future of the car technology.
Faraday Future, a new car company, used CES to showcase their future concept car. Basically this concept car is built on something which is called Variable Platform Architecture. It is simply an OS which the company created in order to make multiple car variations based on a single frame with its modular battery and interchangeable motor configuration. The best part of this is that the OS can be further built upon.
Chevrolet, on the other hand, showcased its latest electric car model which deemed to be affordable for most of us. Chevy Bolt EV boasts a 200-mile range on a single charge and it costs at only $30,000 after federal tax credits. The car model will be available by the end of the year.
On the higher end of car model, Mercedes Benz, debuted its 2017 E-Class which deemed to be the first standard production vehicle to receive autonomous license in Nevada. According to the carmaker, E-Class range has already implemented with full autonomous technology and that the engineers just need to tweak the control software before the vehicle is ready to hit the road.
As autonomous technology requires hardware and software components, Nvidia, one of well-known chip producer, was seen to showcase its second-generation Drive PX 2 chip processor which boasts to be able to control self driving cars with its 12 CPU cores and 8 teraflops worth of processing power. As comparison, it is basically equal to 150 MacBook Pros and it is able to do about 24 trillion operations a second.
Detroit auto show will be the next automotive show where high powered car will be introduced.