CES 2021 Liveblog: Prime Highlights From the Present
Who wants buttons when you’ve got screens? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electrical luxurious sedan this yr, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide show that spans all the dashboard. It is made up of three haptic OLED touchscreens underneath one steady piece of Corning Gorilla glass. The motive force and entrance passenger every get a large 12- by 3-inch display screen, with an 18-inch display screen between them for navigation, HVAC controls, smartphone messaging, and media controls. The passenger show can play video, and the motive force show reveals gauges and all the data you’d anticipate, such because the remaining vary on the electrical automobile.
Mercedes’ press briefing additionally confirmed off a UFO graphic that zooms round on the show to display the g-force the automotive is present process in real-time. Why they selected to measure g-force, I do not know. Automakers already wrestle to maintain the motive force’s info feed simple to know, and drivers don’t must know g-forces. Hopefully it may be disabled.
The MBUX Hyperscreen was created completely in-house by Mercedes-Benz, and it requires eight CPU cores (processor unknown) and 24 GB of RAM to energy it. The tech will trickle to different Mercedes fashions after its debut on the EQS, assuming patrons actually do need an all-touch interface.
Philips Is All In on Tooth and Sleep
Philips typically makes highly effective and glossy electrical toothbrushes, and like most toothbrush corporations as of late, it’s been incorporating sensible options into them. Its latest is the Sonicare 9900 Status, with auto-syncing so that you don’t need to have an app open each time you sweep (one thing we noticed and cherished with the Colgate Hum). It additionally claims to personalize your brushing expertise, by sensing your approach and adapting in actual time. So if you happen to have a tendency to use an excessive amount of strain, it may possibly routinely alter the depth.
Philips additionally has a tele-dentistry service, so you will get solutions to your tooth considerations with out venturing into the Covid-infested world.
For those who care extra about your sleep, the corporate additionally debuted a sleep apnea symptoms quiz and mask selector at CES. Sufferers get a photograph taken of their face that may decide the perfect masks for them to put on, which can hopefully make sleeping in a comic-book-villain-style masks a bit extra comfy. Nevertheless, that should be finished at a participating location, which could not be obtainable to everybody.
Cobalt-Free Batteries Are Coming
At this time at CES, Panasonic touted new batteries with lower than 5 p.c cobalt and pledged to work towards cobalt-free batteries “within the subsequent few years.”
Lithium-ion batteries energy almost each gadget you personal, however likelihood is you do not know a lot about what’s inside your battery. Lithium batteries do not simply include lithium, additionally they use cobalt as a cathode materials throughout the battery. At this time nicely over half of the world’s cobalt provide comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and quite a few investigations have discovered little one labor and harmful working circumstances rife throughout the cobalt provide chain.
Panasonic is without doubt one of the largest lithium-ion battery producers on the earth and provides the cells for Tesla’s battery packs.
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