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Some of the best vehicle tech reveals at CES 2023

CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, kicked off last Thursday with a spotlight on automotive innovation. Today on CBT Now, we discuss the show’s can’t-miss vehicle tech debuts with Ronald Montoya, Edmunds‘ senior consumer advice editor, who was on the ground in Las Vegas.

Sony and Honda brought the best of their technologies together to create the Afeela prototype, an electric vehicle with abundant entertainment features and the potential for future autonomous driving.

Both Mercedes and Amazon revealed investments in public charging networks. Amazon partnered with EVgo to develop EV-related features for its Alexa voice assistant. The upgrades will allow drivers to view real-time charging availability at stations. Montoya says this is good news for car buyers. One of the most significant barriers to EV ownership is the inability to find places to charge, but these initiatives could significantly ease that friction.

Stellantis also became the latest OEM to enter the EV truck race with a Ram pickup concept. The truck is equipped with cargo storage space that extends up to 18 feet, some automated driving features, and a tint-adjustable roof.

Less-than-stable supply chains will challenge OEMs to fulfill their EV ambitions. However, Edmunds anticipates further normalization in the supply chain. Montoya says it “won’t be what it used to be,” but it will improve.

Alongside EVs, infotainment was at the top of everyone’s minds at CES. Google revealed HD Maps on a Volvo EX90 to demonstrate advancements to its assisted driving tech. HD Maps can augment regular Maps with enhanced sensors and landmarks.

The BMW i Vision Dee is one of the most exciting announcements, in Montoya’s opinion. This vehicle features artificial intelligence that can speak to drivers and even display emotions. The concept also introduces new color-changing vehicle tech to transform the exterior display on demand.

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