2019 CES:Flying car, boxing robot…..
The 2019 CES start at Las vegas US. The expo jan 8-11,this is the largest technological expo in the world,CES (CES was formerly an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show but is now the official name) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
Mercedes-Benz managed to close part of the Las Vegas Strip to give us a ride in its autonomousconcept car. Mercedes also announced a 2020 version of its CLA-Class with more tech and a .
BMW showedwith a spin in the convention center parking lot. for anything that flies so the is high on CES must-see list. It’s a concept design for a hybrid electric air taxi with seats for five and huge rotors that will lift it into the air. A first flight is scheduled for 2020.
The platform-like chassis of the Urbanetic runs off batteries and can operate autonomously. Interchangeable modules are then placed on top, depending on what needs to be hauled around. The people-mover module has room for 12, with plenty of windows and a large panoramic moonroof surrounded by an LED light display. Seats are arranged in a circle, with two-level seating in the back of the pod. I didn’t get to see the cargo module, but Mercedes-Benz claims it has 353 cubic feet of space and has room for 10 pallets.
Modules can be swapped out in a few minutes, so aside from charging time, the Urbanetic can be on duty day and night. With people’s penchant for internet shopping these days, the Urbanetic would be an excellent solution to last-mile delivery. With room for 12 people, commuting might just be made a bit easier, as well.
Mercedes-Benz says this is just a study in electric, autonomous transportation solutions and has no plans to bring the Urbanetic to market. That said, the idea of using interchangeable modules on an autonomous platform is an intriguing way to get maximum efficiency out of one vehicle.
If you’re interested in boxing but don’t want to bother with a gym, FightCamp might have the solution. FightCamp, is a smart fitness system designed for boxing at home. The kit includes a punching bag, gloves, hand wraps and an exercise mat. In additional to the system itself, you also have to sign up for the $39 monthly subscription. The monthly service gives you access to FightCamp workouts via the iOS app (there’s no Android app at this time).
I got to try it out for myself and — it was hard, but in a fun way. Having never boxed before, the weight of the gloves surprised me. A Bluetooth “punch counter” tucks into each hand wrap and the app screen counts your punches while it counts down your remaining time.
FightCamp costs $995 and is only available in the US. At the current exchange rate, that’s about £785 or AU$1,410.