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Business
CT R E P O RTS

CES Asia: Innovation
at the Speed of 5G

T

he rapid pace of global innovation was on display at CES
Asia® 2018 during the show's three day event. Held in
Shanghai, China from June 13-15, the next stage of technology advancements were showcased across vehicle tech, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality and
digital health. The event, 24 percent larger than last year in
terms of footprint, cemented itself as the place to fully experience how the pace of technology is accelerating globally.

"5G and AI are igniting growth across
the entire tech ecosystem changing
the way we interact with technology
and the world around us," said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA.
"It's incredible to see technology
refining and reinventing itself at such
a fast pace."
With 43,000 trade attendees and
total attendance of more than 46,000,
including 1,400+ members of the
global media, up 20 percent over 2017
total attendance, CES Asia 2018 broke
records. More than 500 companies
showcased tech breakthroughs across
50,000 gross square meters of exhibit
space; a 24 percent increase over 2017
and 2.5 times larger than the inaugural 2015 event.
Conference programming highlighted technology's role in improving
lives, creating jobs and furthering
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economic growth on a global scale.
Industry visionaries took to the CES
Asia keynote stage to discuss the
future of innovation, including leaders
from Alibaba A.I. Labs, BYTON,
Hisense, Huawei, Lenovo, as well as
China's Powerful Startup Economy's
panel that featured leaders from Baidu
Capital, Horizon Robotics, TouchPal
and Volcanics Venture.
The program featured sessions with
key executives from global brands
including 360 Smart, Aptiv, Deloitte,
Intel China, Leapmotor, Lenovo,
Suning and TCL. Sessions covered
smart mobility, AI, robotics, new
retail, smart cities and autonomous
vehicles. Leaders from Qualcomm
Technologies Inc. and ZOL discussed
new services and devices coming to
market with 5G creating new consumer benefits and opportunities.

Exhibitors launched products
and announced partnerships at
the show including:
● Baidu Intelligent Vehicle and BMW
China announced a cooperation of V2H
(Vehicles to Home)
● BYTON launched its second concept
car, the self-driving Byton K-Byte
● Cadillac presented the Super Cruise,
the first hands-free driving system for
the highway
● Hanergy released the thin-film solar
charging pack and the thin-film
solar backpack
● Honda announced the Honda
Xcelerator project, which aims to
cooperate with global enterprises
● Hohem released its new stabilizers,
iSteady Pro and iSteady Mobile
● Kia's Boundless for all vision, aims to
reinforce its concept of "Mobility-ACE"
● Leapmotor Technology is partnering
with Amap to support Leapmotor in
hardware, software and big data; and
Teld and Leapmotor will jointly build
80 million charging stations in China
● Denmark's Libratone announced ZIPP
2 smart wireless audio
● Mercedes-Benz showed MBUX, its user
experience system based on AI technology and high-resolution Digital Light
system. The smart vision EQ fortwo
and the Concept EQ, showcased the
intelligent, electric mobility concept
● Mitsubishi highlighted innovative offerings, including EMIRAI4,
Electrification and xAuto
● Morpx's MoonBot is a new AI educational robot kit developed with vision
recognition technology
● PowerVision released its underwater
robot Power Dolphin
● SENSEPLAY FPV Car Series took the
top slot in Last Gadget Standing, presented by Living in Digital Times
● Shadow Creator launched three products: Action One, Shadow VR and
New Air 2
● Suning launched Magic Mirror and
Biu Speaker

CEA Asia will return to Shanghai,
China, June 11-12, 2019.
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