If you’re a diehard fan of Translogic, you know that it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between sci fi and reality. Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show blurs that line even further, and this year the automakers stole the show with their futuristic innovations.
Host Jonathon Buckley takes to the show floor to see what forward-thinking automakers have on offer. Starting with Ford, we learn about their new partnership with Amazon and how they’re planning to bring Alexa to their vehicles. “[Alexa is] designed without a screen, and that really fits well on the automobile experience,” says David Hatten, a member of the connected vehicle team at Ford. The benefit here is being able to connect your car more seamlessly with your home, and allowing you to be conversational with your vehicle, making it easier to request certain tasks.
After learning about Ford’s partnership with Amazon and what they’ve been doing with autonomy, Bucko heads over to see what upstart Faraday Future is up to with their new EV, the FF 91. Faraday Future claims the vehicle is nearly production-ready and can go 0-60 MPH in 2.39 seconds, which would make it the fastest production EV on the road if it does indeed hit the streets.
We also get a sneak peak at Toyota’s Concept-i, which provides a vision of what vehicles might be like by 2030. William Chergosky, the project design manager at Toyota sat down with Jonathon and talked about how Toyota wants to make the future of travel exciting and engaging, which is why this car actually talks to you. Bringing a human element to a vehicle is no easy task, but it looks like Toyota is on the right track.
CES proved once again that electric vehicles, autonomy, and connectivity are here to stay, and here at Translogic, we couldn’t be more excited for the ultra-techy future!