More CES goodness: Honda, Volkswagen, and Audi make headlines
January 6, 2017
Honda dominated the CES headlines this time around, first with the NeuV (pronounced "new-v")
The NeuV, or New Electric Urban Vehicle, is designed as an autononmous, riding-sharing, eco-friendly vehicle for densely packed city environments. Here's a video explainer, from Honda:
Designed to create new possibilities for customers, the Honda NeuV (New Electric Urban Vehicle) is an automated EV mini-vehicle concept with artificial intelligence (AI) that aids driver decision-making and can generate income for its owner through autonomous ride-sharing and the ability to sell energy back to the electric grid during periods of low use.
They also showed off something called "Riding Assist", which is a self-leveling feature for motorcycles. Honda showed a demonstration of it:
Riding Assist Video
In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen was giving show-goers a preview of something called "Volkswagen User ID", which they say can carry a driver's preferences across multiple vehicles, and adjust things like entertainment and display configurations.
They also made upgrades to their "Digital Key" feature, adding more functionality and personalization.