CES 2024 Recap: Unique, Breathtaking and Powerful Innovations
As expected, the innovations debuted at CES 2024 doubled down on tech announced last year with a (big) splash of artificial intelligence. This year’s showcased innovations aim to provide immediacy, efficiency, convenience, and companionship in our future. “For more than 20 years, I’ve said that every company must become a tech company, and the diversity of exhibitors at CES 2024 proves it,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, said when CES wrapped.
This year, PR Newswire unveiled a new partnership with Map Your Show. This new partnership allowed exhibitors to streamline their new distribution process while also taking in the exhibits at CES 2024. PR Newswire was also the official news distribution provider and host of the CES Exhibitor Media Center for the fourth consecutive year. In all, we saw more than 600 CES-related press releases cross the wire in December and January.
In this post, we’re highlighting just a few of the can’t-miss innovations that were on display.
Continued Innovations in AI
Nearly a third of the CES 2024 releases sent via PR Newswire included a mention of AI. Here are just a few that stood out.
- AI Avatars: DeepBrain AI unveiled its latest video synthesis technology, Dream Avatar, which enables users to effortlessly create lifelike AI avatars using just one image and a 10-second voice recording.
- AI-Powered Cocktails: Cocktail app Barsys announced its new AI-powered cocktail subscription service. The tech adapts to individual preferences and feedback, tailoring the cocktail to the user’s personal taste.
- AR Headsets and Smart Glasses: Officially announced last year, the Apple Vision Pro wasn’t necessarily a featured item at CES 2024, but its presence was still felt. However, the looming release date of February 2 has alternatives such as the Xreal Air 2 Ultra Glasses and RayNeo X2 Lite AR Glasses trying to showcase to exhibitors what makes them different and the best option for your VR and AR needs.
- AI for Energy Management: Honeywell partnered with NXP Semiconductors to use machine learning and data analytics to enhance buildings’ autonomy and energy efficiency.
Looking for more artificial intelligence news? Catch up on the latest releases from PR Newswire.
From EV tech to infotainment systems, autonomous vehicles, and beyond, there was plenty of interesting transportation news coming out of CES. Nearly 200 press releases tied to the event mentioned “mobility.” Here are just a few of them:
- Hydrogen- and Software-Driven Mobility: Hyundai’s CES exhibition featured “hydrogen and ‘software-defined vehicle‘ (SDV) and artificial intelligence (AI)-related technologies that aim to realize a safe and free future for society.”
- EV Innovations: EV-related announcements at CES covered all the bases. On the ground, U POWER Tech made its debut at CES 2024 with the UP Super Board, a chassis that serves as a vehicle foundation for automakers to accelerate EV development. In the air, Supernal unveiled the S-A2, its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle product concept. Cyrusher was also in attendance with its range of products, including electric snowboards, electric skateboards, electric surfboards, and electric bicycles.
- In-Vehicle Tech: Taiwan’s HCMF Group displayed its intelligent cabin products, including vehicle safety technology that utilizes millimeter-wave radar technology to develop the Child Presence Detection (CPD) system. The system monitors children inside the vehicle cabin, including their heartbeat and respiration.
CES 2024 featured several health tech keynotes with discussions of how tech is innovating and transforming our health. The keynotes foreshadowed the following unique health tech options.
- Smart Rings: There are plenty of options already when it comes to tracking our health with smart rings, but CES 2024 showed us we are entering a new age. Among other tools, the ability to track menstrual cycles, health insights with the help of AI, and injury recovery data is now at our fingertips – literally. Announcements from RingConn and Movano Health were just a few of the health tech releases to cross the wire in recent weeks. Sleep tech startup PranaQ also shared the news of its new sleep-tracking wearable, which helps diagnose and monitor respiratory sleep disorders like sleep apnea, and improve sleep as a whole.
- VR for Senior Care: Mynd Immersive unveiled the Great American Elderverse at CES. The virtual destination offers exercises and experiences to promote older adults’ mental, physical, emotional, and cognitive health.
- Home Healthcare Tech: CERAGEM attracted attendees, including Stevie Wonder, to its booth displaying spinal therapy and wellness products.
Products for a Smarter Home
Consumer technologies designed to make life around the house easier, more efficient, and more fun are always popular among the CES news releases to cross the wire. Catch up on just a few of the big releases, including:
- AI-Powered Cooking: Ahead of CES, Panasonic announced its expanded partnership with Fresco. Together, the companies launched an AI cooking assistant to help home cooks customize recipes to fit dietary preferences, make ingredient substitutions based on what’s in the pantry, and more.
- All About TVs: Announcements for new, visually stunning TVs made up a good portion of the must-read CES news to cross the wire. LG debuted the world’s first transparent television experience. The LG Signature OLED T features a 4K OLED screen with wireless video and audio transmission. The breathtaking television will come with several installation options: stand-alone, against the wall or wall-mounted. TCL’s 115-inch QM891G, the world’s largest QD-Mini LED TV, received the “Innovative Display Technology Gold Award of the Year.” SKYWORTH had several new TVs on display that are ideal for a variety of user lifestyles, from those looking for a more artistic display to those who prefer to watch TV outdoors without that annoying glare from the sun.
- Smart Cleaning: What’s not to love about consumer tech that makes chores easier? In the cleaning space, 3i launched the world’s first water-free intelligent cleaning station. The station purifies wastewater into distilled water and can extract water from the air, enabling continuous cleaning without the need to add water or dispose of wastewater. Robotic vacuums continue to evolve and we spotted a few CES announcements from companies seeking to make this tedious chore less painful, including launches from Dreame Technology, WYBOTICS, and Eureka.
By the end of CES 2024, hundreds of start-ups and new technologies were announced. Catch up on stories that made lots of noise and even those quietly pushing the envelope at prnewswire.com.