Between all connected home technologies, giant 8K TVs and robots, the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 has not let down enthusiasts of the automobile. Many of the world's largest automakers have been exposed to the Las Vegas annual mecca, which provides insight into the future. technology, dominating much of the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as surrounding facilities. And it does not appear that the importance of the Sin City event falls just one week before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. What follows is just a small sample of the amazing automotive technology that's coming out – a play on words – most of which debuted at CES.

Toyota Guardian 4.0

Toyota has introduced its latest autonomous car prototype at CES 2019, based on its flagship Lexus LS sedan, the LS-500H. Called "Guardian 4.0," this technology helps drivers when an accident can "feel" imminent, automatically correcting braking or excessive driving. During the previous iteration, Guardian 4.0 includes additional cameras on the sides of the body, two new imaging sensors, an enhanced onboard radar and a lidar system comprising eight scanners. Intel and Mobileye also presented their solutions. for a safer, smarter autonomous future, with some of Intel's booth dedicated to autonomous driving technologies.More: The coolest cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019More: CES 2019: 10 technological toys that I would totally buyMore: Sleep Tech at CES wants to beat Vegas at its own game


Nissan unveiled its Invisible-visible technology, or I2V, in the form of an augmented reality demonstration that gives a taste of the near future of driving. Essentially, the demo that merges the real world with the world of data. Combs provide real-time data from roads, vehicles, and other devices to help you drive, whether driving in the city, on a highway, or just looking for a parking spot in a city. Cluttered lot (with superimposed arrows). this point to available spaces).

Nissan Leaf e +

Also at Nissan, the Nissan Leaf e + 2019 was unveiled at CES, which offers greater autonomy than its predecessor, now with up to 226 miles in a single charge (instead of 150), thanks to a new 62-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery engine (from 40 kWh in the current generation base sheet). The new electric car also offers more power with 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, up 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. on the basic model. No pricing has been announced yet, but it will be available in the spring. Mercedes Benz has also launched a well-equipped CLA 2020 sedan with its MBUX infotainment system and several semi-autonomous technologies. .

Bell Nexus Air Taxi

A flying car at CES? Yes, but not an operational prototype, unfortunately. But those who roamed the north hall could not miss the five-seater black Nexus, a hybrid-electric air taxi – with vertical take-off and landing capability (VTOL) – that can withstand up to three hours. at 600 pounds. In fact, Bell partnered with Uber to introduce Nexus to CES, the carpool company wanting air taxis in some cities "by the mid-2020s" (we'll see). For the most part, it looks like a giant UAV with chairs but the language certainly moves this week.More: I've had the opportunity to experience Disney's embedded virtual reality concept at CES 2019. Here's how it is.

BMW Autobahn

A strange show took place outside the Las Vegas Convention Center earlier in the week: a motorcycle traveling alone around a parking lot. Although BMW does not plan to develop this for the public, it was intended to introduce advanced driver assistance systems that combine its advanced gyroscope (to determine its tilt angle) with functions of safety like adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and anti-collision system. . This technology can also be used to help teach and train new runners.

Harman Car Connected

All car technologies did not relate to autonomous driving. Samsung's subsidiary, Harman, has presented the future experience in infotainment in vehicles, seamlessly integrating the best of your smartphone with the Harman modular system. Going beyond CarPlay and Android Auto, this high-tech interface relies on intelligent wizards (such as Google, Alexa and Bixby) to access information such as directions, speed, level of gasoline or battery, mileage, etc., all in an attractive and intuitive way (including: QLED and OLED screens). What attracted the most attention is a facial recognition feature that knows who is being watched and describes your specific preferences like music and positioning the chair or mirror; This technology can offer augmented reality experiences, such as a panoramic e-mirror mirror view and an intelligent (and contextual) navigation system. The story continues

Hyundai Elevate

All cars have wheels, but how many have legs? Hyundai presented its design concept for Elevate, a footed car that can find hard-to-reach people in an emergency, such as during a natural disaster. "When a tsunami or earthquake strikes, today's rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to walk the rest of the way. Elevate can go on site and climb on fl ood debris or crumbled concrete, "said John Suh, vice president and director of Hyundai Cradle, in a press release.Follow Marc on Twitter: @marc_saltzman. Email him to article originally appeared in USA TODAY: Crafted for the best automotive technology at CES 2019