Some 100,000 attendees are expected to flock to CES in Las Vegas this week, where transportation technology will play a big part in the show. In the automotive sector alone, nearly 300 exhibitors will be present, headlined by global launches and keynote addresses from BMW and Stellantis. But the sky is not the limit, as companies including Archer Aviation and Aska highlight some of the latest developments in advanced air mobility.
Major tech companies, including Microsoft, Qualcomm and Panasonic, are presenting automotive-related technologies at this year’s show. Here’s a look at some of what’s expected this week at CES.
Companies including Mobileye and Ambarella will showcase technologies essential to self-driving vehicles, including sensors and advanced semiconductors. Several firms, including BlackBerry, will show connected vehicle tech, while Qualcomm will demonstrate its technologies for cockpit, connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems.
eVTOLs and advanced air mobility
Aska is expected to reveal a working, full-size prototype of its eVTOL aircraft. According to a company spokesperson, it will be “the world’s first electric vehicle that you can drive on the road like a car and fly in the air.” News is also expected from Archer Aviation, while other companies will show tech for automated ground and drone delivery vehicles.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares is expected to debut the Ram 1500 Revolution electric pickup truck and announce the company’s Jeep electrification initiative and the first Chrysler battery electric vehicle, both of which are expected to debut in 2025. EV charging companies, including Blink Charging, Schneider Electric and ChargePoint, will showcase EV charging equipment, infrastructure and technologies.