When the event begins on Wednesday, CES 2022 will include electric vehicles, digital health, metavers, and other cutting-edge technology. However, the Covid-19 pandemic’s reappearance threatens to overshadow the achievements on exhibit.
The official dates for the event are January 5-8, although pre-show media events begin on Monday. The 2019 expo will be a hybrid event. Which will be including an in-person conference in Las Vegas and an online component for those who cannot attend in person.
After the epidemic prompted the postponement of the in-person conference, the most recent exhibition, CES 2021, was an all-digital affair.
Because of the increase in illnesses linked to the omicron version of Covid, CES 2022 organizers expect the physical display to be substantially smaller than prior years. Amazon, GM, Microsoft, Facebook’s parent firm Meta Platforms, and Alphabet’s Google and Waymo businesses are among the high-profile exhibitors. Who have opted out of the in-person event in recent weeks.
Automotive news will be a prominent issue during the expo, according to Shawn DuBravac. He is the head of research and consultancy company Avrio Institute. Electric cars and trucks, self-driving automobiles, electric bikes and scooters, and smart cities are among them, he added.
“Transportation in its widest sense” will be a prominent issue, according to DuBravac. “The Consumer Electronics Event has evolved into the world’s most significant vehicle show.”
He explained that this is due to the fact that CES brings together the whole ecosystem, including automakers, component suppliers, and infrastructure providers.
According to Marjorie Costello, editor and owner of Consumer Electronics Online News, CES profited from the lack of a national auto show. Since January 2019, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which competed with CES, has not been hosted.
The automotive industry at CES 2022 has more than 200 exhibitors, which is a 30% increase over CES 2020.
During CES, GM intends to show off its Silverado electric pickup vehicle in a virtual presentation.