The technology industry has faced huge shocks in the past year, and manufacturers and consumers, in addition to embracing new technologies in health, communications, transportation and other industries, also hope to seek the trend of future technology industry development through CES.
The 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show, known as \"CES,\" will be held in Las Vegas from January 7 to January 10.
CES has always been the stage for leading manufacturers around the world to showcase the latest technology frontiers and the coolest products. There are more than 4,500 CES exhibitors this year, and hundreds of Chinese companies, including Huawei, will also make a collective appearance at CES.
Artificial intelligence technology is now everywhere, integrated into all aspects, including cars, home products, smart cities and personal care, and the ability of voice assistants is constantly improving.
Sarah Brown, director of public relations at the American Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said:\" AI's software application will make people's lives more convenient, and this year's CES has been accompanied by a rise in speech and visual recognition technology where AI-powered products are everywhere.\"
Global sales of the Apple Watch in 2019 have already surpassed the combined annual exports of all Swiss watch brands. Swiss watches exported 21 million in 2019, while Apple watches shipped 28.5 million, according to IDC. IDC also showed that global smartwatch shipments are expected to reach 100 million in the decade from 2013 to 2023, with Apple Watch accounting for nearly a third of the total.
The North American market for wearables earned $2 billion in revenue in the second quarter of last year, up nearly 40 percent to 7.7 million shipments, according to estimates for the global wearables market released by market research firm Canalys. Canalys said the main boost came from sales of smartwatches, with Apple in the top two with Fitbit. North America accounts for about 60 percent of Apple Watch's shipments, according to Canalys, while Apple's smartwatch shipped 4.7 million in the second quarter.
Wearable giant Fitbit, acquired by Google last year, will also be making a low-key appearance at this year's CES, with Google paying $2.1 billion for the acquisition. Fitbit said its health business revenue is on track to top $100 million in 2019. Google's acquisition of Fitbit would significantly increase its competition with Apple. Alphabet's health care business, Verily, uses a large amount of user data to provide personalized healthcare solutions for users through analytical tools, interventions, research, etc.
Smart speakers have become popular over the past few years, but a big challenge for the global internet giant is the incompatibilities of voice-communication standards. When you use the Amazon AI Echo, for example, you can't start the hardware of the Google ecosystem.
Late last year, the three internet giants, amazon, apple and google, co-led the zigbee alliance, a wireless communications standards-setting group, to create a project called \"project connected home over ip \", which led to the development of a unified communications standard for connected home devices. The league plans to disclose technical parameters in the second half of 2020 will also expand to home appliance manufacturers to truly build consumer-demand home internet services, eventually enabling platforms to be compatible with each other and voice assistants to operate across devices and across manufacturers.
A recent data released by Canalys, a research firm, shows that, in the case of voice assistants, the pioneer Amazon, with Alexa, has a global share of%, and Google Assistant ranks second with 30%.
The Canalys reports that global AI speakers shipped 78 million units in 2018, and by the third quarter of 2019, global smart speaker shipments reached 28.6 million units, up 45 percent year-on-year, with Amazon ranking first in the world with 10.4 million units, and Alibaba ranked second in the world with 3.9 million units and China. Baidu (3.7 million units), Google (3.5 million units) and Xiaomi (3.4 million units) are the world's third to fifth.
This year Fiat Chrysler Motor Group plans to release plug-in versions of the Jeep Shepherd, Grand Cherokee, Guides, and the company will unveil the mystery concept car Airflow Vision; BMW will also showcase the latest i3 concept car; Ford will showcase innovative connectivity technology for the Mustang Mach-E model; and GM will incorporate Amazon's Alexa voice assistant service. Both toyota and honda have promised to leave the market in limbo.
In autopilot technology, Aptiv will showcase the next generation of smart cars fully connected to the car control architecture; Bosch will showcase in-house-developed lidar sensors, after Sony also said it would move into radar sensors; Daimler chairman Ola Kalleenius will set out how future people and cars will interact; and France's Renault plans to pre-display the Carto solution with its partner, the Home Network, at CES, and launch a hydrogen fuel car exhibition and test drive at the automotive supplier, the Virginia-based company.
However, the development of self-driving technology is facing a bottleneck, at least not as fast as expected. The industry believes that self-driving is far more complex than was expected a few years ago.
Nvidia will also continue to feature at this year's CES. \"This means more computing power on self-driving cars in the future, such as Orin and AGX products. Danny Shapiro, senior director of the Yingweida automotive division, told First Financial Correspondents at the GTC technology conference last month.
The challenge of self-driving has always been, Shapiro told First Financial. \"The initial expectations were too radical, that the AI super-brain could replace the human brain to achieve self-driving, and we have done a lot of training, but not enough, and need more training. \"We have more than 20 deep neural models, and the complexity is increasing, and the number will increase in the future,\" he told First Financial. We need more accurate calculations, so we've got a lot of development tools, and now we need to get autopilot to build more miles and do a lot of simulations to make sure it's safe.\"
The next level of self-driving is to predict objects, such as other vehicles and objects, to respond, and now the world is doing self-driving tests, but mainly in closed environments, such as Volvo trucks, in ports, airports, mines and applications such as construction sites, farmland, and shuttle buses, he said.
As the main force at the annual CES, Chinese brands have accounted for 33% of the total participating companies since last year. The 2020 CES exhibition, Chinese enterprises continue to become the main force.
Mr Sarah Brown said:\" In terms of the exhibition area, although the area of Chinese exhibitors is slightly smaller than last year, most of the major exhibitors continue to exhibit, some of them have even increased the area of booth.
Simon Bryant, an analyst at Futuresource Consulting, a consulting firm, said that for Chinese companies, CES is an important occasion for them to demonstrate capabilities and advanced technologies to the world. Many enterprises hope to use this platform to sell products to Europe and South America, rather than to the US market. ``With the saturation of local markets in China, Chinese companies are looking for business opportunities in these overseas markets. ``He said.
Chinese technology companies Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi (BATX) have been seen as camps that can compete with US tech giants Facebook, Alibaba, Amazon, and Google (FAAG). \"Baidu is able to demonstrate its digital voice assistant capabilities with CES to compete globally with Amazon and Google's smart speakers,\" Mr Bryant said.
Other topics discussed at CES this year include 5G technology, quantum computing,8K television, and more. This year, Tokyo will host the Olympic Games, which will provide the 8K event broadcast signal, is expected to have more 8K TV official appearance in 2020, the industry judged TV is definitely a hot spot in CES2020.
Although 8K televisions are popular,4K TVs will continue to dominate in 2020, with analysts predicting they will account for less than 1% of total sales. However, brands will increasingly launch high-end 8K TVs with state-of-the-art display technology and image engines. Sony is also expected to release an 8K TV series that includes 75 inches and 85 inches of Z8H.
Companies such as Samsung and LG, which will also release new refrigerators and washing machines with monitors, also want to simplify people's lives by achieving centralized control over the Internet of things in televisions or voice-control devices. Virtual reality providers will also continue their efforts to find the market and continue to drive the development of technologies that experience more sensations in VR, such as physical touch (touch) and “digital shoes ”.