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CES 2016 Recap

Cuker recently attended CES 2016, the renowned international electronics trade show in Las Vegas. The four day event showcased the latest in consumer tech and illustrated how new products are improving the quality of our lives. Cuker client, Intel-backed Yuneec, was recognized for their product innovation, winning best drone of CES.

This year, CES hosted over 3,600 companies spanning many seemingly unrelated categories - automotives, agriculture, entertainment, education, fashion, health, music and many more - brought together by their pioneering applications of emerging technologies.

Some of the topics that generated the greatest buzz at the event included the rise of the connected car, the advancement of wearable technology, and the emergence of drones as a consumer product. Some of the most exciting innovations in these categories included:

Auto: The strong presence of large automakers at CES 2016 is a sign of the times. Advancements in autonomous driving technology, the continued growth of the car as a consumer electronic device and partnerships between automakers and ride-share operators (GM’s half-billion dollar investment Lyft, among others) provide an insight into the future of personal transportation.

Wearables: In addition to the new, fashion-forward and clothing-based, activity tracking devices that give wearers insights into fitness and health, apparel companies like OMSignal and Chromat are developing a new generation of adaptive smart-clothing that alter shape and compression based on feedback from the wearer’s body.

Drones: The rise of the consumer drone was a theme that dominated the conversations at CES. Our client, Yuneec Aviation, walked away with both Engadget and PCMag's Best Drone of CES Award for their new Typhoon H product. This premium consumer drone was designed with Intel’s RealSense camera technology, which interacts with its surroundings to avoid obstacles and prevent expensive crashes. Yuneec’s $60 million partnership with Intel promises to expand the consumer drone market and deliver new innovations in the electronic aviation space.

We would like to thank the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) for organizing this event. We can’t wait to see what innovative technology that CES will introduce next year.

About Consumer Electronics Show (CES) CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.