CES 2020 look and feel: 5G becomes the hottest word car manufacturers have many tricks

CES 2020 is nearing its end. Looking back at the crowds of people in the pavilion, we can see at a glance that CES’s attractiveness to practitioners in the technology industry and ordinary consumers has not diminished.

Sony, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Intel, Panasonic. The exhibitors are still those famous brands, then the question comes, which black technologies do you all make articles about? What sincere products did they show to the world?

In 2020, CES, 5G and AI are the two keywords most frequently mentioned.

5G: There are only a few commercial landings, and the B-side will be more expected

5G is one of the hot words that we see most frequently mentioned by manufacturers and media at CES 2020. Around this latest generation of communication technology, the most obvious appearance is that new technologies and existing technology concepts are under the influence of 5G commercial use. Further deepening, including consumer products, smart home, smart driving and other fields, the display around 5G can be seen everywhere on the scene.

In fact, starting from 2019, the concept of 5G empowerment has been “forced” into CES. In 2019, everyone was clamoring for an exit number. At that time, we couldn’t see the application landing, and there was no excuse. However, a year has passed. In many countries and regions, including China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, the CES 2020 after 5G commercial use has been opened. Is there a qualitative leap in the application of 5G?

Although the answer is not negative, it is not yes.

As a global PC manufacturer, Lenovo’s response after the new generation of network technology is used in business is always fast, and 5G is no exception. CES 2020 Lenovo strongly released the world’s first 5G PC: Yoga 5G. This 5G notebook, which costs from 1499 yuan, feels acceptable from the price point of view. However, whether the addition of 5G modules in PCs will really become a user ’s demand, or whether there will still be a number of PC manufacturers to follow suit. You need to wait and see.

At the CES scene, Huawei, Samsung, and Lenovo brought together folding screen product displays. Lenovo’s Moto Razr not only adopted a different folding solution from the previous two competitors, but Liu Jun also revealed that Moto Razr is in China.

5G features will be released for the first time, and no doubt the 5G mobile phone market in 2020 will be very lively. There is nothing wrong with it. Among consumer products, mobile phones are one of the terminal forms that most require 5G blessings, but the birth of killer applications will take some time.

From person-to-person connection, person-to-thing connection to thing-to-thing connection, is one of the most typical characteristics of the transition from 4G to 5G. The IoT field with smart homes as typical application scenarios is still one of the highlights of this CES. Among them, the Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerator is equipped with three cameras, and users can remotely monitor the opening of the refrigerator door through a mobile phone APP. 

Smart speakers from Google, Amazon, Baidu and other manufacturers also appeared at CES, becoming the nerve center of the home AIOT.

8K is also one of the keywords most associated with 5G. Samsung Q900 series QLED 8K TVs launched 65, 75, 82, 85, 98-inch and other specifications. In addition, 8K solutions from manufacturers such as Panasonic and Hisense also took up a lot of space to display in their respective booths. 2020 The Tokyo Olympic Games is approaching.

This CES is also one of the best occasions for the above-mentioned manufacturers to demonstrate their strengths in the field of broadcasting.

On the whole, the impact of 5G on the C-end is still not intuitive. Yang Yuanqing’s words have reached a consensus: the greater value of 5G lies in commercial IoT.

Smart empowers all industries with a wide range of home products

The frequency of intelligence mentioned is no less than 5G, but from the perspective of most industry people, the problem of landing scenes still needs to be solved. The root cause is not the lack of scenes, but the cost considerations.

According to official data, the top categories of CES 2020 participating brands are: consumer technology, smart cars, high-efficiency audio, smart homes, wireless devices, wearable devices, artificial intelligence, etc. It is clear that “smart” is always CES It seems that you can feel that at the CES show, any product and solution must more or less emphasize the intelligent blessing.

In addition to the smart speakers, home appliances and other products that we usually see, all kinds of “bright” products with intelligent blessings have emerged endlessly at CES. The intelligent robot arm Bot chef is a very interesting product form. This robot can open the cabinet, download recipes, cut ingredients into various sizes, and help users cook. It has become an important part of the smart kitchen scene.

And other smart home devices are even more numerous. WeMo has launched a new smart plug device that can control any product plugged in (such as lights, fans, air conditioners, etc.) through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Wemo applications. In addition, Abode has released a new outdoor / indoor smart camera, priced at $ 199, which can be linked or plugged into AC power through the existing doorbell line. The trend of flexible installation of smart home equipment is becoming more and more significant.

It is worth mentioning that in 2020, Apple returned to CES, but instead of desperately stacking hardware products like most manufacturers, it sent Jane Horvath, Apple’s senior director of privacy, to participate in the “Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable” at 2020 CES to discuss Because of the state of user privacy, Apple ’s privacy standards, etc., privacy issues have attracted much attention in this CES. Apple can still lead the pace in the non-hardware field.

In short, whether a product or series of solutions is provided, if a manufacturer does not mention intelligence in the CES display, it seems that it always feels unable to keep up with the trend, and it is also expected that more application scenarios can fall on the premise of cost controllability

Autonomous driving reinvents, car manufacturers play a lot

With the joint blessings of 5G and intelligence, the providers of smart travel solutions and car companies have the confidence.

There are new ideas in the field of autonomous driving. At CES, LG announced that the webOS Auto system allows people to connect to the LG artificial intelligence platform ThinQ Home, and then continue to watch TV programs at home before the car resumes. At the same time, it can also show the working status of home appliances at a glance. The car turned into a mobile home.

BMW’s BMW i3Urban Suite has also transformed the car into a mobile office and entertainment space. This BMW’s car has been upgraded and upgraded the interior of the BMW i3. Only the driver’s seat and instrument panel are maintained in the original form. The front passenger seat is replaced by a leg rest, and the rear seat is converted into a Mini bar, equipped with table lamps, cup holders, racks, and office areas. The roof-mounted folding screen can be flipped down to provide audio-visual entertainment functions while traveling. In addition, Honda also launched a self-driving concept car.

NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Orin, an intelligent driving platform developed specifically for autonomous driving, integrates new deep learning and computer vision accelerators, which can run 200 trillion calculations per second, almost 7 times the performance of the previous generation Xavier system-on-chip; Run a large number of applications and deep neural networks at the same time, covering multiple levels from L2 semi-autonomous driving to L5 fully autonomous driving. Most importantly, DRIVE AGX Orin is an open and intelligent platform that can “write” the right program for the car at any time.

Hyundai’s ideas are even more bold. Facing the current traffic congestion in most large cities around the world, Hyundai has proposed two concept cars: PAV and PBV. It is better to say that a PAV is a car. It is equipped with a pair of wings and four propellers, while the PBV implements fully automatic driving. As long as you transfer at a designated place, it seems that it is still the car manufacturer’s wisdom for the future Vision is even bolder.

In general, CES 2020 can still be described as hot, but in terms of the 5G concept that has been “brainwashing” the world from 2019, there is still some gap between the landing results of domestic and foreign manufacturers and our expectations. Of course, this also Related to the progress of 5G network deployment. 2020 will be the best period for 5G application explosion. I believe we can see more 5G applications that truly change human life.

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