Be on the lookout for these innovations at CES 2016

Solution Architect for Analytics and IoT, IBM

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a world-renowned electronics and technology conference that is nearing its 50th consecutive year of operation. Since it began in the late 1960s, the annual event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and has grown significantly with over 175,000 attendees and exhibitors in 2015. CES has also been the showplace for such leading-edge technologies such as the video cassette recorder (VCR) and laser discs. My first laser disc was Star Wars; what was yours?

Blu-ray players, 3–D high-definition television (HDTV) and Xbox were also budding technologies showcased at CES. In 2015, Whirlpool wowed attendees with its kitchen of the future, and Garmin introduced innovation for the well-worn path of wearable devices—check out Mashable for more of what you may have missed at the 2015 event.

CES 2016 promises to be no less exciting

Past attendees may also recall the autonomous car from Delphi Automotive Systems or the equally amazing Mercedes-Benz F 015 electric vehicle at CES 2015. The automotive industry, which has become one of the most technologically advanced industries, continues to grow its presence at CES, and IBM is joining in with some revolutionary technology of its own.

On the heels of announcing the IBM Watson Internet of Things Global Headquarters, IBM brings the era of cognitive computing to CES. In addition, here are the top technology innovations for the automotive industry from IBM Automotive that you should be sure to check out at CES 2016.

In-vehicle air quality management

IBM brings cognitive computing to bear on the issue of air quality management. In this demonstration, IBM plans to show how analytics applied in conjunction with data fusion can be used to quantify pollutant information and create a closed feedback loop with the vehicle to help improve air quality. And come and see how the innovative Green Horizon Project can provide results not only at the macro level, but also at the vehicle level.

Advanced driver assistance systems

IBM combines dynamic event detection with real-time correlative analysis, driver behavior profiling, adaptive map matching and intelligent routing technology to produce the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capability. See how existing vehicle sensor technology coupled with powerful analytics engines can provide a synergistic solution for ADAS. No Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) is required.

Keynote address

And attendees definitely should not miss the CES keynote address by Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO at IBM. Rometty is expected to speak about cognitive computing innovations and illustrate the IBM vision for the future of the Internet of Things.

Other exciting CES happenings

While not technically related to the automotive industry, look for Chef Watson to cook up something really cool. And rumor has it robots, dinosaurs and robotic dinosaurs will be in the mix. Attendees can also connect with me on Twitter @r_felice to continue the conversation.