Many companies including Amazon, Google, and ADT announced new products and services at CES 2020, the Consumer Electronics Show that took place from January 7 to January 10 in Las Vegas. Some announcements included:
- ADT: Since acquiring Lifeshield last year, ADT is rebranding the smart home security company as Blue by ADT, which will offer self-monitoring or 24/7 professional monitoring and monthly contracts. In a blog post on their website, ADT announced three new Blue by ADT products, an outdoor camera, an indoor camera and a doorbell camera.
- Amazon: The majority of Amazon’s updates concern automotive products, according to an Amazon blog post. This year, they are releasing new Alexa integrations with Lamborghini’s Huracan Evo line, Rivian’s R1S and R1T models, their first all-electric cars, plus 100,000 all-electric Amazon delivery vans. Amazon is launching Echo Auto internationally starting in January 15 in India, with releases in other countries to come later this year. There are also new auto accessories with Alexa built-in from companies like BOSS Audio, Sena, and Nextbase. As far as new auto-related Amazon capabilities go, users will be able to have Alexa pay for gas at 11,5000 Exxon and Mobile stations using Amazon Pay. Finally, Amazon is bringing Fire TV to future vehicles from BMW and Fiat Chrysler.
- Google: Google has made improvements to its speech translation technology, making the Google Assistant’s voice sound more natural for long-form content, Manuel Bronstein, Google Assistant’s Vice President of Product wrote in a recent blog post. With recent privacy concerns, Google has introduced a Standby mode. Before the user uses the wake word of either “Ok Google” or “Hey Google,” the Assistant won’t record any audio. For speech after the wake word, users will have to opt-in for Google to retain the audio in order to improve their products and services. Google also announced more third-party devices that will work with Google Assistant like August Smart Locks, a washing machine from GE Appliances, as well as a garage door opener from MerossSmart.
In addition to these announcements from ADT, Amazon and Google, companies like Chipolo, TP-Link, GE Appliances and Samsung also announced new IoT products and services, along with a host of other companies.
How much does it cost go to go CES?
CES costs a minimum of $300 to attend, which includes the exhibitor show floor, keynote addresses and SuperSessions available on a first-come, first-service basis and over 20 conference tracks.
What are the dates for CES?
CES 2020 took place from January 7 to 10.
What does CES stand for?
CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show.