Ordering Pizzas and Predicting Green Lights: The Best from CES
As we prepare for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, another show is going on at the same time– a show that could one day rival the Detroit Auto Show in terms of significance in the automotive world. We are talking about the Consumer Electronics Show. And while it may seem like a long-shot, check out these announcements and in-car tech debut from CES, and you’ll see just how crucial this show is to the car industry.
Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept
As we’ve previously covered, the Laserlight Concept is special for its twin turbo V8, but also for its new headlights. Laser diodes are used in place of LEDs, illuminating the road ahead for a half a kilometer. This new lighting tech has twice the range and three times the brightness of Audi’s previous LEDs.
Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept
Ford has called upon SunPower for a solar panel to be fitted to the roof of its C-Max plug-in hybrid. According to Ford, a day of sitting in the sun is enough to give the C-Max Energi a full charge. That might be the case in Las Vegas, where the show was held, but good luck getting that charge in Detroit or the Northeast.
Ford Dominos Pizza App
In perhaps less environmentally and nutritionally friendly news, Ford and Dominos have teamed up for an app that lets the driver order a pizza from the car. You read correct. You save you favorite pizza order and with a push of a button, it sends and order to Dominos, which can be sent right to your house.