Move over, big-screen TVs, cell phones and tablets, because cars might steal the show at this week’s International CES. As preparations for the annual electronics show approach their climax here, two of the most awaited announcements aren’t from big-name electronics companies but rather auto makers Toyota and Audi. Each company plans to unveil prototype self-driving car technology here on Monday. Toyota offered a tantalizing glimpse at its prototype through a 5-second video clip published online of its “Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle.” The video shows a Lexus car decked out with various sensors on the front grill, rear wheels and the roof, the most striking of which is a spinning cylinder on the roof. A similar device is used in a self-driving car prototype developed by Google and in city mapping cars operated by companies including Nokia.
CES 2013: Toyota and Audi to Unveil Self-Driving Cars
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).