Technology Update: CES For CEs

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2020, Vol. 90, Issue 4, Pg. 70-73


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Walking the grounds at the CES in Las Vegas—dodging the 175,000 attendees, 4,000-plus exhibitors, 6,000 or so reporters, and innumerable screens—can be an overwhelming experience. Tech nerds come to this premier technology exhibition event for the 8K televisions from Samsung and LG or the futuristic concept cars shown by Mercedes-Benz and Sony. Others come for visionary glimpses of piein-the-sky transportation solutions, like aerial taxis by Hyundai/Uber and Bell. But away from the flashy consumer electronics are plenty of firms and researchers working on smaller, more focused technologies that may prove to have significant impacts on civil engineers, builders, and city planners. Contributing editor T.R. Witcher reports from the show floor.

Subject Headings: Automobiles | Taxis | Urban and regional development | Urban areas | Floors

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