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CES 2020 is here and it’s all about transportation innovation

Arity · January 7, 2020 · 5 min read
Arity’s kicking off CES 2020 with how we're planning to capitalize on the conference.

The new decade has arrived and what a better way to kick it off than with CES 2020, which, along with the traditional gamut of electronics categories, features an abundance of transportation technology innovation. And for that, we are so excited to be a part of it.

Arity has a full schedule of meetings with automakers, rideshare and carshare companies, and location-based data companies about their latest strategies and innovations to bring smarter mobility to more people globally. We are especially interested in exploring new ways that mobility data and analytics can optimize, support, and help sustain:

  • New Mobility Innovations
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Self-Driving Vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence and Transportation

Let’s take a closer look at what we’re looking forward to in Las Vegas.

New Mobility Innovations

How can technology and data reshape community infrastructure and how people move from home, work, school, errands, and everywhere in-between?

The opportunities are seemingly endless, even within our current transportation ecosystem, which not only includes personal cars but also mobility devices and transportation- or location-related apps, car and ride-sharing, bike and scooter sharing, public transportation, and the services that bring things and people to you.

One such innovation that we will see at CES is Segway’s futuristic people-moving pods, designed to bring comfort and convenience to navigating through a non-road environment, such as a large mall, theme park, or campus. We’re already thinking about the pedestrian safety and convenience opportunities that could go along with a mobility service like that.

We also expect to learn more about remote-driven mobility, electric dirt bikes, Uber’s Elevate plans (such as their air- or flight-sharing Uber Air and Uber Copter), and more delivery-focused mobility initiatives.

Vehicle Technology

 CES has essentially become the world’s largest auto show, even the center of vehicle technology, where you can see the latest and greatest in self-driving vehicles, concept cars, and connected vehicles.

Simply consider how Amazon has announced that it wants to be a major player in the future of transportation, such as connected (and Alexa-talking) vehicles, electric vehicles, self-driving vehicle technology, and will share some of their innovations this week. They even see the tremendous potential of diving into the enormity of data generated by automakers and drivers.

Other automakers will reveal features such as solar roofs that add a boost of energy for technology uses, like cooling the car, when the vehicle is not under power. Imagine the other in-vehicle, low-power connectivity it could also provide.

Self-Driving Vehicles

Fully autonomous cars are not here yet, but automakers and other organizations continue to advance the potential of self-driving vehicles, and we’ll get to see the progress at CES 2020. What’s more, we look forward to reviewing the technologies that support the future of self-driving cars, including parking assist, collision avoidance, and emergency braking that will be on display.

All of us at Arity are interested in the impact of such technology on the safety of commuters, the auto insurance implications, and the opportunity to develop new solutions for drivers by leveraging newly generated data.

Artificial Intelligence

What’s powering all of the latest mobility and transportation innovations? With the 5G network enabling faster-than-ever connections, as well as improved speech recognition, wireless power solutions, and machine learning, the potential for artificial intelligence to impact the way we get around in the world is becoming that much greater.

Solutions are already being brought to life on a global scale that customizes a commuter’s experience, which can make transportation efforts much more seamless while alleviating many challenges, including traffic congestion, increased cycling and scootering in populated areas, and collisions.

Mobility Data and Analytics Supports Transportation Innovation

The level of innovation in this coming decade may feel like it comes with an overwhelming basket of challenges, but there’s one element that will help accelerate these companies’ efforts and bring these ideas to life: mobility data.

Mobility data, that is, data enriched contextually, and the resulting tools and solutions are already being leveraged by forward-thinking organizations to back up assumptions with real data and fine-tune solutions to make transportation safer.

By accessing tools and resources that have been collecting and analyzing transportation for decades, as Arity has, we’ll see the innovations at CES come to fruition that much sooner.

All this week, we’ll continue the transportation innovation conversation on topics such as the impact of data insights on consumer safety and reducing risk, data security, consumer promotion and convenience, and other data-driven topics with the smart folks attending CES 2020. We look forward to connecting with you as well!

To schedule a meeting, please contact us.


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