CES 2019: 5 techno trends to monitor

Las Vegas’ CES is the annual meeting place for high-tech innovations.

So what technological trends can we expect from this 2019 edition? Here are the 5 biggest trends that will be at the heart of the announcements and discussions of this 52nd edition.

5G

If the 5G has become the spotlight of CES and the Mobile World Congress, the first wave focused on two major markets: the IoT and the Internet at home, for access without fiber and cable. While 2019 saw the announcement of the first 5G smartphones, announcements from major manufacturers and start-ups of connected objects should also go in this direction with the integration of 5g technology directly into devices. It is right in sectors as diverse as the smart home, health and the connected car.

Immersive reality

Mixed reality, augmented reality and virtual reality have also become recurrent trends in these areas. But this 2019 edition should be marked by the generalization of these technologies. This 52nd edition of the Las Vegas show will also demonstrate the installation of augmented reality in everyday life, whether in the world of health, education, and training, but also in sport.

Voice-activated devices

If Amazon Alexa at these 2017 and google assistant the following year have made the buzz, these 2019 should see a proliferation of these voice assistants and newcomers in multiple devices, such as televisions, connected mirrors, cars and even more surprising products like switches.

Connected and autonomous cars

In two years, the CES has also become the new car fair. This 2019 edition will not contradict this trend with the presentation of new technologies embedded and connected in vehicles. All this coupled with new customization solutions based on the preferences and habits of drivers and passengers, based on AI and in particular deep learning.

And while demonstrations of autonomous vehicles, particularly regarding delivery, will animate the show, another trend will illustrate this 2019: the integration of connected cars into new sharing solutions, with the rise of self-service systems, new parking, and multimodal platforms and, in fact, announcements of partnerships with actors from other types of transport, urban centres…

Resilience and digital trust

Finally, and this year it is a trend that is emerging: resilience. Faced with facebook-type scandals or various cyber attacks, expectations regarding the security of personal or non-personal data and digital trust are growing.

In such a context, the blockchain is an interesting example that should be illustrated in 2019 by solutions and use cases that go beyond cryptocurrencies. More and more local solutions, such as the award-winning sniper voice platform or e-privacy solutions, should also be presented.