The new paths of self-driving

Las Vegas, 12 January 2018

Bell Air Taxi at CES 2018A survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association, which is organising the CES, estimates that the world market for Smart Cities is expected to increase from €12 billion in 2015 to €29 billion by 2020. It predicts that the planet will have at least 88 Smart Cities by 2025, whose interconnected networks will make extensive use of the Internet of Things.

By walking through the CES aisles, the autonomous vehicle becomes a reality. But what will we do tomorrow in autonomous cars? What will they do for us? What new experiences will they offer us?

Answers are at CES 2018!

1. The e-tablette by Toyota : a vehicle for everything

This automated vehicle is designed to be customizable for a range of Mobility as a service businesses. It can serve a wide range of functions : from typical mobility services like ride-sharing and carpooling, to retail space and mobile office and medical clinics, hotel rooms, and more.
The autonomous driving system can be reprogrammed by its owner to perform specific tasks or behave differently to the standard vehicle.

2. How self-driving cars could change delivery

Ford conducts pilot programs to learn how self-driving vehicle technology can change the delivery experience. Ford wants to create a reliable on-demand delivery network, that gives consumers better access to the goods they need.
Ford and Domino's Pizza have already teamed up to test the delivery of pizza in autonomous car. And since there is no driver, the customer receives a code by SMS to warn him of the delivery. This code is also used to open the car to pick up the pizza.

3. An urban air taxi vehicle

Bell Helicopter has unveil an air taxi concept at CES. The President and CEO Mitch Snyder said that “The future of urban air taxi is closer than many people realize”. In the cabin, passengers can catch up on world news, hold a video conference call, share documents with other passengers or just relax.
At CES, visitors could experience an augmented reality simulator inside the cabin.
Uber announced last May that it was partnering with various companies, including Bell, to develop flying taxi vehicles.

The smart city: making the invisible visible

Las Vegas, 11 January 2018

City Beacon, the smart cityBy 2050, 65% of the world's population will live in cities. Cities are thus bound to change in the coming years as populations grow but technology could improve the quality of how we live.

When we talk about smart city, we talk about invisible censors fort a smarter world : smart parking, traffic congestion, smart lighting, noise urban maps.

And what if all the intelligence was included in one platform? One platform visible by all citizens, which allow them to interact with cities where they live.  

The City Beacon, enabled by Intel, is a an open platform through which citizens, tourists and businesses can better engage with cities.

In cities, they are everywhere cameras, information signs, signing, antennas, advertising areas and video screens. With the City beacons, the many different functions of all these services are brought together.

In the upper part of the City Beacon there is an impressive LCD screens which can immediately send any required city and marketing information by or for a Municipality for example. The lower part can be put to use in a flexible manner with information or apps which contribute to communicate relevant city information to residents, visitors or city entrepreneurs. The City Beacons also generate data such as air quality, traffic info, social media data and data on the number of visitors.

This way, City Beacon allows smart cities to become visible, embodied in one platform, and thus to go through reconnection with its citizen.

Find out more information about City Beacon

CES at first sight: forget the robots, go back to the five senses

Las Vegas, 10 January 2018

Sniffy, 1st Emotional Artificial IntelligenceAt first glance, the CES is a lot of drones and robots: you look, you touch, you try. In the invigorating hustle and bustle of this show, you have to keep the eyes well opened. But isn't the sense of smell forgotten by the CES?

Sniffy predicts 2018 is the "nose" year that will introduce olfaction within technology in order to make the product experience great again, more realistic, and more emotional. It is the first screen able to trigger our 5 senses. Sight and earing of course, touch with the screen, but for the first time smell and consequently taste !

Sniffy brings smells of good sweet recipes, perfumes or fruits, enhancing the customer experience. Is is developed around a unic concept of connected technology and a rotative mutli-diffusing system connected and able to release calibrated perfume from a specific programmated cartridge.

Through data, Sniffy wants to build the first Emotional Artificial Intelligence !

Stop a few minutes for the pleasure of the nose at the booth 51217 in Eurêka Park or find more about Sniffy