Technology fairs have become, over time, a show dedicated to showcasing prototypes. Here are this year’s three main highlights:
As it has become traditional, the year kicks off in Las Vegas with CES a show once solely exclusive to showcase the latest technological advances, such as advancements in online technology development. Online casinos enabled users to see new ways to interact properly with the digital world. The games of that time were eventually swept aside, which would be unthinkable nowadays since these new online casino games can be accessed online, effectively maintaining the same feeling through websites like VegasSlotsOnline. This site offers more than 10,000 slot games and virtual reality casino games. In addition, all games available can be enjoyed from the comfort of your mobile, as they are optimized specially for them. At the same time, if you just want to pass the time, you can play for free. Otherwise, betting for real money is also possible. Las Vegas has also decided to expand beyond the technological to the automobile sector, to the point that the Nevada CES show has become a benchmark staple in recent years.
More so since cars have ceased to be simple steering wheels, four wheels and an engine and have become authentic works of technological engineering. Within this sector, elements such as multimedia systems, electrification and autonomous driving take center stage.
In this 55th edition, with the 2021 fair not taking place due to the COVID pandemic, there has been room for plenty of car prototypes that are just the same as those we are going to review below. Out of them, the new Afeela from Honda and Sony and the ID.7 from Volkswagen stand out above others. However, since it is mainly a production model, we have not included it on this list of three car models that will surely catch your eye.
Peugeot Inception Concept
As its name suggests, this 5-meter sedan serves as the ‘beginning’ of the new era of the French firm both in design and digitization, technology and electrification. Its appearance is truly singular: With angular lines, 20″ wheels made out of different materials or a robust rear in the style of American pony cars. The coupe-like appearance, however, is the highlight of the cabin’s glazed surface, the same appearance that further develops the concept of i-Cockpit that has brought so much success to the Peugeot brand these past 10 years. The steering wheel is now called “Hypersquare” and has a touch-panel surface in the middle of it that will be “a reality” by the end of the decade, while the instrument panel is now called Halo Cluster and has a cylindrical shape.
In terms of performance, the two electric motors provide all-wheel drive and generate an output of 500 kW (680 hp), enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds. It has a homologated range of 800 km thanks to its 100 kWh battery capacity and it is also highly efficient as it has a consumption rate of only 12.5kWh/100 km. Charging can be done wired or wirelessly in designed electrical charging stations (it has 800-volt technology). This car line is no longer seen as a mere product but instead as a canvas from which future Peugeot models will be developed.
BMW i Vision Dee
BMW’s proposal for the upcoming future is this extravagant sedan that showcases some of the technological advancements that will be present in the Neue Klasse from 2025. It retains the brand’s hallmarks but with a much more modern and digital look while retaining that retro halo that provides such good results. However, the most striking feature is undoubtedly its bodywork, covered by 240 electronic ink panels that allow it to change color up to 32 times.
This technology, previously shown by BMW at the same fair in 2022 with the BMW iX Flow, considerably increases the car’s customization options. Similarly, the BMW I Vision Dee can communicate with people and show emotions through facial expressions. Regarding performance, we have limited information at the moment, but we do know that the interior shows a completely clean dashboard in which information is displayed on the windshield thanks to augmented reality technology.
We could say that with this car’s advantages, you won’t even have to worry about getting your tires properly aligned, an issue in many cars, as shown on Georgetown.