We’ve now celebrated and eclipsed Christmas and New Years Day is on the horizon. The New Year not only brings new and wonderful possibilities in the IoT world but it brings us one of the largest electronics trade shows all year, CES 2015 in Las Vegas Nevada. There are a few things we’ve heard through the grapevine in the lead-up to CES 2015 and we wanted to share them with you.
Mercedes-Benz is gearing up for CES 2015 by bringing a new prototype to display on the show floor as well as having a keynote speech prepared with information on their plans for self-driving cars. Mercedes has also partnered with South Korean electronics giant LG to supply both mono and stereo cameras for use in their active safety devices for future vehicles. In return, Mercedes will license its 6D self-driving technology to LG for them to use with other presumably South Korean automakers.
LG will be a huge presence in its own right when visitors stroll in to the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6th. We already know that LG is branching out and sharing technologies but they have some new stuff up their sleeve for CES. A couple of announcements LG has made regarding what they will have on display is the quantum dot technology in their new panels and the new webOS 2.0. One last surprise we may see at CES is LG’s new 8K display tech they have been working on for a while. The technology is a ways off from being mainstream right now but it will lend LG more credibility within the market when it does become available due to the fact that they showed it first.
Legendary film and camera company Kodak will be looking to change their sinking fortunes and emerge from obscurity by premiering their new Android powered smartphone. The new phone is said to be developed by the England based company, Bullit and is supposed to be uncompromising in quality and function with an emphasis in user sharing and printing.
We look forward to sharing more CES rumors leading up to CES 2015 but before that, we at Connected Planet just wanted to express how thankful we are for all of our visitors to theconnectedplanet.net . 2014 was an exciting year for us here and we are looking forward to an even more exciting 2015 with all of you. See you in 2015!