Close this search box.

CES 2024: 10 Major Tech Highlights

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presents the newest and most thrilling advancements in technology. As we embark on a new year, CES 2024 has, yet again, displayed the pinnacle of tech innovation, heralding what the future holds. This year's event in Las Vegas was an extraordinary exhibition of creativity, with companies from across the globe converging to exhibit their latest products.

The team attended this year’s event, where our colleagues experienced everything from cutting-edge home appliances to the most recent advancements in personal computing and automotive technology firsthand.

CES 2024 offered us a glimpse into a future where technology not only enhances our daily lives but also fundamentally alters how we live.

Now, let’s delve into the most intriguing and thought-provoking takeaways from CES 2024, as presented by our team.

Top 10 Takeaways

EcoFlow Delta Ultra: Powering Homes with Innovation

The EcoFlow Delta Ultra was a standout at CES 2024, offering a big step forward in how we power our homes. It was displayed in a cozy, home-like setting, showing off its mix of practicality and cutting-edge technology. At its core, the Delta Ultra is a battery and inverter system for the whole house, designed to make the most of energy from rooftop solar panels. It stores solar power, allowing homeowners to use it to run their homes. A cool feature of the Delta Ultra is that it can pull electricity from the grid when it’s cheaper and send power back when prices are high. 

The Delta Ultra can work with existing switches in your home, but it really shines when paired with the Smart Home Panel 2. As more homes get solar panels, the EcoFlow Delta Ultra presents a stylish, powerful, and all-encompassing way to handle home energy use. What’s really exciting is that this product isn’t just a concept; it’s already available for purchase, marking a new chapter in managing home energy. 

Gyrogear GyroGlove: A Step Forward in Accessibility Technology 

The Gyrogear GyroGlove, highlighted as one of the top products at CES 2024, is an exciting breakthrough in helping people with disabilities. It’s specially designed for people who have hand tremors, like those with Parkinson’s disease, and uses an advanced gyroscope to keep hands steady. 

Gyrogear, the makers of the GyroGlove, are already talking with top medical officers at various U.S. insurance companies. They’ve also managed to get the GyroGlove approved as a medical device by both the FDA in the United States and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration. On top of that, it has been certified by different international standards groups, proving its safety and effectiveness. This invention is a big step forward in making daily life easier for people with motor difficulties, showing how technology can really improve lives and make things more accessible. 

Withings BeamO: Revolutionizing Home Health Monitoring 

At CES 2024, the Withings BeamO stood out as a major player in health and fitness tech. This device, which looks like a TV remote and is presented against a beige background, shows Withings’ dedication to improving health monitoring at home. CES has always been big on health and fitness gadgets, but the BeamO brings something new to the table with its $250 “multiscope.” 

BeamO cleverly combines several health monitoring tools into one easy-to-carry gadget. It has a body temperature sensor, an electrocardiogram (ECG), an oximeter, and a digital stethoscope, all designed to make tracking vital health stats at home a breeze. The data collected by BeamO is neatly organized in the Withings Health Mate app, making it super easy for users to share this info with their doctors. What’s more, Withings is working on getting FDA approval for BeamO to detect atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition. This step in home health tech highlights a trend towards more hands-on and accessible healthcare, where sophisticated yet user-friendly devices like the BeamO are key. 

Hyundai’s Hydrogen Initiative: A Bold Leap into the Future

At CES 2024, Hyundai shared an exciting plan to produce 3 million tons of hydrogen for its steel mills by 2030. This ambitious move is part of Hyundai’s goal to be a leader in the growing hydrogen economy. The company has been investing in hydrogen fuel cells for a while, along with its successful launch of electric vehicles (EVs). But, with some challenges in the battery EV market and tough competition, Hyundai is focusing more on hydrogen to stay ahead. 

This big push towards hydrogen, which Hyundai showcased in their CES keynote, is about more than just cars. It could change industries like steelmaking and maritime shipping. Hyundai is betting big on hydrogen, even though the technology is still developing. This isn’t just a change in what technology they use; it’s a strategic move about the future of the automotive industry and green technology. 

Whispp: Revolutionizing Communication for Speech Impairments with AI 

Whispp, a leading company in assistive speech technology, introduced an AI-powered app that’s changing the game for people with speech disorders and voice disabilities. This app modernizes electronic larynx voice boxes, making a big difference in helping people communicate more clearly. 

What sets Whispp’s technology apart is its use of artificial intelligence to turn voiceless speech into natural, voiced speech instantly. This is a huge step forward compared to traditional voice conversion tools, as it offers a more fluid and natural way for users to talk. The app isn’t limited to just one language, either. Its design works with many different languages, making it a versatile tool that could help people all around the world. 

Redefining Electric Vehicles: Honda’s Visionary 0 Series EVs

At CES 2024, Honda revealed its exciting plans for electric vehicles (EVs) by introducing its 0 series EVs. This move challenges the current trend of bulky and heavy electric cars. Honda showed off two concept vehicles, the Saloon and Space-Hub, marking a big change from traditional EV designs. They’re gearing up to launch their first commercial model in North America in 2026, and their focus is on making EVs that are thin and light, which is a fresh take in the EV market. 

The Saloon, set to be the first in the 0 series, is a great example of this new direction. It’s a sleek, spacious, and sporty EV that looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. This design shows Honda’s dedication to making EVs that aren’t just functional, but also have a unique style. Honda’s global CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, has been critical of the current trend of heavy, but smart EVs. He’s pushing for a new standard of EVs that are sleek, lightweight, and smart. This approach is not just about making Honda’s EVs stand out in looks; it’s also addressing concerns about the increasing weight of electric vehicles, which can affect both pedestrian safety and how efficiently the vehicles use energy. 

Bosch’s Innovative In-Car Eye-Tracking Technology

At CES 2024, Bosch revealed an exciting new use of eye-tracking technology in cars, going beyond its usual role in safety features. Traditionally used in driver assistance systems, Bosch now sees eye-tracking as a way to make driving more enjoyable, with two interesting uses. 

The first use is straightforward and deals with driver fatigue. Picture this: you’re driving home, feeling sleepy, and your car, noticing this through eye-tracking, offers to make an espresso for when you arrive. This would involve the car connecting with an automatic espresso machine at home, so a fresh cup of coffee is ready as soon as you get in the door. 

The second use is more advanced and about adding context to your drive. As you’re driving, the eye-tracking system can notice what you’re looking at outside and give you information about it. For example, it might tell you the opening hours of a restaurant you glanced at, or some history about a castle in the distance. This feature turns a regular drive into something more informative and engaging. 

Volkswagen’s Integration of ChatGPT in Its Vehicles 

At CES 2024 in Las Vegas, Volkswagen, the renowned German car maker, announced a big step forward by planning to add an AI-powered chatbot, based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, to their vehicles. This move puts Volkswagen at the forefront of using advanced conversational AI in the automotive world. They’re starting to add ChatGPT to their cars in Europe from the second quarter, beginning with their electric vehicle line. This includes models like the ID.7, ID.4, ID.5, ID.3, and newer models such as Tiguan, Passat, and Golf. 

The goal is to make driving more enjoyable by giving cars the ability to have AI-driven conversations, like reading out researched content. This was shown off at CES 2024. While the technology is impressive, there are scenarios where it might not work perfectly. Volkswagen is working with Cerence, a company that specializes in automotive AI. They’re using Cerence’s Chat Pro product and a custom large language model called CaLLM, designed especially for car-related uses. This model can handle about 10,000 different questions about the vehicle, the brand, and how to operate things. 

In Volkswagen cars, you’ll be able to activate this ChatGPT feature with a “Hello IDA” voice command or a button on the steering wheel. If the voice assistant can’t handle a request, it will anonymously send the question to the AI chatbot and then give the answer through the IDA voice assistant. This makes sure the experience is smooth and easy for the user. Cerence has put limits on the chatbot to avoid sensitive or inappropriate topics, like certain global conflicts or bad language. This was clear in tests at CES 2024, where the system either avoided certain topics or gave general answers.

NVIDIA’s Innovations in Gaming, AI and Robotics

At CES 2024, NVIDIA, a leader in AI and gaming tech, revealed a lot of new and exciting advancements that are changing the world of gaming, content creation, generative AI, and robotics. They focused on the power of generative AI, showing NVIDIA’s significant role in this area. Some key things they talked about include launching the TensorRT-LLM library for Windows, which makes large language models work better on RTX PCs, and the new Chat with RTX playground. This innovation lets users improve the accuracy and reliability of generative AI models by combining them with different data sources. NVIDIA also showed off its progress in digital avatar tech with its Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), which uses generative AI to create lifelike digital avatars for use online and on PCs. 

In partnership with Getty Images, NVIDIA introduced a generative AI service by iStock, powered by NVIDIA Picasso, for creating 4K images from text. This uses an AI model trained on Getty Images’ colossal library. They also unveiled the GeForce RTX 40 SUPER Series GPUs, designed to enhance gaming and generative AI. These GPUs, like the RTX 4080 SUPER and RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, offer more power, faster memory, and significant performance boosts for high-end gaming and content creation. 

NVIDIA’s collaboration with Twitch and OBS for Enhanced Broadcasting and the open beta of RTX Remix highlight their focus on improving gaming. They’re also all in on AI with RTX laptops and the wide use of RTX tech in over 500 games and apps, including new ones from Activision and Blizzard. Plus, they’ve got things like Day Pass membership and Cloud G-SYNC tech for GeForce NOW. Finally, NVIDIA showed off its Isaac platform, which is all about more innovative robotics, demonstrating their commitment to innovation in different areas. Overall, NVIDIA’s announcements at CES 2024 show they’re leading the way in tech, offering unique experiences for gamers, creators, and tech enthusiasts worldwide. 

Panasonic’s GREEN IMPACT Initiative

At CES 2024, Panasonic stood out with its focus on sustainability and innovation. They launched the “Panasonic GREEN IMPACT” initiative, a significant move towards reducing carbon footprints and supporting a circular economy. This initiative covers a wide range of solutions for a zero-CO2 society, like using renewable energy, developing high-performance electrodes for green hydrogen, air-to-water heat pumps, and intelligent systems for managing energy use.  

Panasonic also announced exciting partnerships with companies like Fisker and Infinity in the automotive and mobility sectors. They introduced sustainable audio systems and the Neuron platform, a high-tech solution for improving vehicle software and making electronic control units more efficient.  

Panasonic also shared new sustainability partnerships and technologies, like the eco-friendly KINARI material and Bio CO2 Technology, designed to fight climate change and improve crop growth. They’re also committed to STEM education, with programs like the “Innovators for Impact” initiative. Panasonic’s presence at CES 2024 showcased its dedication to enhancing lifestyles while prioritizing sustainability and technological advancement.  

Wrapping Up

CES 2024 highlighted the remarkable creativity and commitment to innovation inherent in human endeavors. It serves as a testament to a future brimming with technology that not only addresses complex challenges but also enhances our everyday lives, making them more interconnected and enjoyable. Anticipating the technological advancements the coming year will bring, it’s exhilarating to consider that our imagination is the only boundary.

For more technology news, insights, and event summaries, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn!

Related Articles

Looking for a technology partner?

Let’s talk.