There have been a plethora of exciting automotive announcements at CES 2022, from a color-changing SUV and an autonomous car that’s a camper (and your living room) to an EV with a range of over 1,000km – and the revelation that Sony is indeed going to make electric vehicles. Maybe.
Traditionally a show that focused more on tech inside your home and on your person (TVs, PCs, phones and wearables), CES is increasingly an opportunity for automakers to showcase their latest technological advancements and futuristic-looking concepts. A place to show. , He did not disappoint in 2022.
We’ve rounded up all the most popular announcements from tech shows in Las Vegas, Nevada for your consumption. Enjoy!
BMW IX Flow Concept
It’s the kind of thing you’d expect to see in a James Bond movie, but BMW has made a color-changing car that actually works in real life.
The customized, fully electric BMW iX has body panels made of E Ink Display – the same technology you find in the Kindle eReader’s screen – in a system it calls ‘iX Flow’.
The modified BMW iX can switch from white to black and back at the press of a button. Sign us up, we’re sold out.
- BMW Made a Color Changing Car… Yes, Really
Cadillac InnerSpace Concept
Cadillac says the fully autonomous, InnerSpace Concept EV “allows two passengers to focus on their journey, not on driving,” which is nice.
The concept has a number of extraordinary features, such as traditional doors on each side with pitched roofs that also climb up, giving you ample room to climb. The seats slide out as the doors open, making it easy to slide, and once closed they come together to form a sofa.
A giant, curved LED display replaces the windshield, and it wraps around and extends over the door panel. And of course the AI-Brain is trapped inside too.
- The Cadillac InnerSpace Concept in the Two-Seater of Your Dreams
Chevrolet Equinox EV
Chevrolet Equinox EV rivals Tesla. With a starting price of around $30,000 when it hits the streets in the US in the second half of 2023, it will make Tesla’s cheapest offering by more than $10,000.
At that price, this compact, fully electric SUV will be tough competition for both the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y (which is also a compact SUV).
- Chevrolet’s new Equinox EV shows Tesla desperately needs a $25k model
Chevrolet Silverado EV
GM officially unveiled its upcoming electric pick-up, the Chevrolet Silverado EV — and it’s set to go toe-to-toe with Ford’s F-150 Lightning.
The Silverado EV will ship in two variants, a basic work truck (WT) and a fully loaded luxury model (RST), at some point in 2023. The former will start at $39,900, with the latter set costing an almighty $105,000.
GM says each model will be capable of up to 400 miles of range on a full charge — which is 100 miles ahead of Ford — and use standard DC fast charging for up to 350kW.
The Silverado RST will boast a large, 17-inch LCD infotainment screen along with an 11-inch instrument panel, which itself sits beneath a multi-colored heads-up display (HUD), offering a field of view of over 14 inches. Is.
- Chevrolet Silverado EV Goes Toe With Ford F-150 Lightning
Chrysler Airflow Concept
The Airflow doesn’t break any new ground in terms of its overall looks, but it’s packed with most of the features, performance, and intelligence you’d expect in a next-generation EV.
The all-wheel-drive concept is powered by two 150 kW batteries. They support fast charging and give the car a range of between 350 and 400 miles.
The chassis is fitted with animated LED lights that scream, “I’m Smart and I’m Electric!” And it also has a panoramic terrace.
There’s an unusually shaped steering wheel that sits next to a very large control screen. Also there is another screen for your passenger; The entire system is powered by Chrysler’s new AI-powered STLA Brain.
- Chrysler brings its sexy first EV concept to CES 2022
LG Omnipod Concept
The aptly named LG OmniPod, according to the company, is “the mobility concept solution that blurs the distinction between home and car” and is a dramatic expansion on LG’s connected car vision.
Better thought of as a small private jet cabin, the LG OmniPod aims to be an “on-the-road extension of one’s personal living space,” with a giant “meta environment” display as well as a fridge and retractable space. Includes qualified furniture such as vehicle equipment. System – which we can only think of as a set of adaptive internal screens that mimic the external environment of the occupant’s choice.
Then there’s the AI Concierge Service, which LG will see virtual humans (read: avatars) waiting on the whim of those inside the cabin (we’re thinking of light, temperature, noise, and motion assists).
- LG’s OmniPod self-driving concept is actually a whole world on wheels
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept
The Mercedes Vision EQXX concept (or “street-legal research prototype” as it is referred to in official comms) has some impressive specs. It boasts a range of over 1,000 km (620 mi) from a single charge, while inside is a massive 47.5-inch display that spans the full width of the dash.
Mercedes engineers have worked their magic when it comes to the battery, taking the power pack from the EQS and reducing its physical size by 50% and weight by 30%, while also increasing its range.
The Vision EQ10 also has 125 solar cells on its roof that can compensate for a range of up to 25 km per day, the best drag coefficient of any car at 0.17 making it supremely aerodynamic, and it is recyclable and durable both inside and out. Uses a wide range of materials. Outside.
While this particular model will not go on sale, Mercedes says it is extremely close to a production-ready vehicle, and many of the features seen here will be included in future EVs from the brand.
- Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is a solar cell-clad EV with huge range and 47.5-inch 8K display
Sony Vision-S02 Concept
Last year at CES Sony unveiled the Vision-S01 concept EV – its own interpretation of an electric car. While interesting, many assumed it was a tech demo, rather than a serious sign, of Sony making a leap into the EV market.
Things changed with the announcement of the Vision-S02 concept SUV electric car at CES 2022.
The all-electric SUV seats seven and includes a number of advanced sensors and safety systems, including the eco-mapping lidar sensor used in autonomous vehicles as well as modern iPhones.
It also includes 360-degree audio and a rear-seat display, as well as a “front panoramic screen” to entertain passengers (and the driver, when you’re parked).
You can also play PlayStation games at home via the console’s remote connection, the company says, and play streaming games through the cloud.
The biggest news though was the confirmation that “Sony will establish an operating company called ‘Sony Mobility Inc.’ in the spring of 2022, through which the company intends to explore entry into the EV market.”
- Sony Might Compete Tesla With Its EV Range — With PlayStation, Naturally
More CES 2022 Car News
There were a lot more interesting automotive announcements at CES 2022, even if they weren’t particularly new cars. Here’s a quick round-up of the rest of the best from this year’s show.
- The BMW Theater Screen is a massive 31-inch movie display in your car
- Exclusive: The Mercedes Vision EQX may not even hit 90 mph, but that’s okay
- Motorola addresses the biggest problem with Android Auto
- Qualcomm partners with Volvo, Honda and Renault in new automotive push
- Volvo is putting YouTube in its cars
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