Stereo Depot CES 2016 preview.

CES 2016 Car and Automotive Preview

Las Vegas? Technology and electronics? Car talk? Count us in!

At Stereo Depot, we’ll take any excuse we can find to get our behinds up to Vegas, and CES 2016 is about as good as it gets. CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and it encompasses products and services from 20 different categories, including electronic gaming, robotics, wearables, and automotive electronics. In 2016, it takes place January 6-9, and we can’t think of a better way to start the year than surrounded by people from all over the world talking about innovations in technology. Last year’s event drew over 175,000 attendees, and almost 50,000 of them were international – from 153 countries!

Coming up this year, the main topics of discussion in the conference’s automotive technology track are:

Self-driving cars

Phone-car connectivity

Automotive user interface

Here are some of the CES 2016 highlights we’re most looking forward to.

Tuesday, January 5

CES 2016 Trends to Watch

Shawn DuBravac of Consumer Technology Association gives conference attendees a preview of impactful trends, next big things, and disruptive innovations that will redefine the industry in 2016.

Intelligent Transportation: Are We There Yet?

Speakers from AAA, General Motors, and University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute discuss intelligent transportation and what we can expect in the future.

Wednesday, January 6

Connected Cars: A Landscape Fraught in Peril

Panelists from Autoimmune, Inc. and Ellis & Associates explore the connected car as a target for cybercrime.

Automated Driving: Driven by the IoT

Speakers from Mobil Electronics Group, Ford Motor Company, and others discuss the car’s transition from a standalone mechanical product to a smart electronic product.

Thursday, January 7

Building Consumer Trust in Vehicle Technology

Speakers from J.D. Power discuss consumer trust and adoption of auto technologies.

Sensor Fusion and the Automated/Autonomous Car

Gary O’Brien of Delphi discusses MEMS and sensors in radar, LiDar, GPS, and more sophisticated automotive infotainment and safety systems.

Reinventing the Phone-Car Connection

Panelists from General Motors, Pandora Media Inc., and more discuss CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow smartphones to take over the dash so drivers can safely access their favorite apps.

Friday, January 8

IoT Spotlight: Connected Car Apps

Panelists discuss how brands can engage consumers in the connected car environment.

The Battle for Automotive User Interface

Panelists from BMW and NVIDIA discuss voice, touch, and gesture as user interface approaches for the car. They’ll explore which work best for specific tasks and which have the best chance for market success.

Executive Perspectives on the Future of Transportation

Notable industry executives discuss mobility and consumer engagement.

Always ahead of the curve

You don’t have to go to Las Vegas to get caught up on all the latest and greatest in automotive technology. Just come to us. We’re happy to show you the best of the best in car audio systems that will keep you connected, navigation and alarm systems that will keep you and your car safe, and all kinds of other fun gadgets and products that will give you a sense of being far ahead of the curve.

At Stereo Depot in San Diego, our customers know they can rely on us to provide them with up-to-date information, services, and products that will enhance their driving experience.

So, no, you don’t have to go to Vegas, but if you’re looking for an excuse to visit Sin City…maybe we’ll see you there!

Give Stereo Depot a call at our San Diego location at (619) 736-9964 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-4641.