The CES is more than the IOT. This is everything from self-driving cars, to hydrogen powered Toyotas. This brings out all the big corporate heads, from Intel to Ford. Everyone has something to crow about, be it Mercedes or Chevrolet. The future is now!
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, BMW will confirm and consolidate its status as a leading innovator in this field and as a premium mobility provider when it presents applications for new digital devices. It will also present new driver assistance systems and intelligent lighting technology at CES that will help to bring “Vision Zero” – the vision of accident-free personal mobility – a further step closer to reality. A host of new technology helps define what luxury really means, and BMW is poised to jump on the bandwagon.
Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai. The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply. “At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen,” said Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. But, is this really the whole story? It doesn't take much to make us wonder, and that's before we even discuss the design of the Mirai!