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CES 2017: Car tech, concept cars: PHOTOS

All the car tech we can't wait to see at #CES2017  #IoT #connectedcars

  • Toyota will unveil a concept car showcasing a new user interface.
  • The company plans to launch a production version of the vehicle in 2019, but Mercedes claims the concept is a “close-to-production vehicle.”
  • Most fully autonomous vehicles have obvious sensors placed on top of and around the car.
  • All the car tech we can’t wait to see at CES 2017
  • Hyundai will showcase an autonomous prototype of its Ioniq vehicle.

Automakers will have a huge presence at CES this year.

@evankirstel: All the car tech we can’t wait to see at #CES2017 #IoT #connectedcars

Companies like Ford, Mercedes, BMW, and more are all planning to show off new automotive tech ranging from self-driving systems and electric cars to new user interfaces inside the vehicles.

In total, some nine automotive manufacturers, 11 tier-one auto suppliers and more than 300 vehicle tech-related exhibitors will be in attendance at the massive tech conference.  

Mercedes first unveiled its Concept EQ at the Paris Motor Show in September. The company plans to launch a production version of the vehicle in 2019, but Mercedes claims the concept is a “close-to-production vehicle.”

In September, Mercedes revealed its bizarre-looking delivery van dubbed the Vision Van.

In December, FCA announced it was building 100 special models of the new Pacifica for Waymo, which was formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project. These vehicles, though, have Waymo’s self-driving tech built into them so they can be used in a test fleet setting. 

What’s most notable about the prototype is that it looks just like a normal vehicle. Most fully autonomous vehicles have obvious sensors placed on top of and around the car. But Hyundai’s self-driving prototype looks just like a regular Ioniq because the sensors are hidden. 

CES 2017: Car tech, concept cars: PHOTOS

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