CES 2022

Reporting from CES 2022, Las Vegas; Day 2 Jan 6, 2022

Our second day at CES we entered the newest CES innovation building – LVCC West for amazing AI insights and capabilities. Top findings included:

  1. I am not human…. By DeepBrain AI
    • DeepBrain AI has successfully commercialized the world’s first real-time video synthesis solution in the form of both conversational and non-conversational ‘AI Humans’. Applicable to various customer-facing and presenter-led industries, DeepBrain AI has stacked top enterprise clients in Banking, Education, Media, Retail, Healthcare and more.
  1. 2022: TuSimple has lowered the operating cost of Long-Haul transport by up to 50% per mile.
    • Breakthroughs based on
      • Meeting regulatory requirements and adoption by the user community
      • Coupled with the development of an autonomous freight network
      • Partnerships with OEM’s
    • VMI started tracking the evolution of TuSimple back in 2018 – as VMI CES Top Pick 2018

TUSIMPLE Autonomous Future of Long Haul Trucking - maybe as early as 2019

  • Partnered with NVIDIA, TuSimple, a Chinese startup founded in 2015, presented its Level 4 autonomous technology in a Class 8 Peterbuilt truck to the general public at CES 2018 for the first time
  • The company’s U.S. operations are based out of San Diego, and this past July it established a testing facility in Arizona, where the truck has successfully traveled about 10,000 miles between Phoenix and Tucson.
  • By the end of 2018, they hope to expand the fleet to 25 truck.
  • TuSimple has built a similar truck fleet in China, where real-world testing is also underway.
  • Their full stack solution is built on the NVIDIA DRIVE computing platform, with 200-meter detection, tracking, and distance estimation using 9 EO video cameras and 3 Millimeter Wave Radar units. The system capabilities includes meter-level localization in various conditions, automated HD mapping with lane-level information.
  • Founded in 2015, $83.1M in VC funding; With the exception of Nvidia (Series B - 2017), all investors are based in China
  • Core tech from: Caltech, Hong Kong Univ., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Nanyang Technological Univ., Waseda Univ., Toyota and General Motors
  1. Bee drones from HANCOM
    • From pollinator to swarm applications, Hancom intends multiple uses for this family of super powered insects
  1. Approach R10 portable golf launch monitor from Garmin
R10 portable golf launch monitor from Garmin

VMI Observation #1: Of all the countries represented at CES 2022 Korea and its products seem to be the in the best alignment with where the world and technology are going.

VMI Observation #2: This is the first year that China and its products have been completely integrated into the show with no obvious lines or boundaries.  This is an astonishing feat from the days when VMI began analyzing  and reporting on CES.  


Enjoy! VMI.

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