Here are some of the 2021 CES Innovation Awards for vehicle intelligence and transportation.
IBM/Mayflower autonomous ship
IBM provided artificial intelligence and computing technology for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship. It’s due to sail from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Mass., this spring. A “Best of Innovation” winner.
Waymo 5th-Generation Driver
Waymo rolled out its latest autonomous driving technology in March, saying it “can be applied to multiple vehicle platforms and power use cases across ride-hailing, trucking, local delivery and personal car ownership.”
A “Best of Innovation” winner.
Mando steer by wire
CES honored South Korea’s Mando Corp. for its Steerite product, a steer-by-wire system with no mechanical linkage between steering wheel and tires.
Continental transparent trailer
The system is aimed at making it safer to drive while towing a trailer. Two cameras and a control unit provide a live feed of the road and any potential obstacles to an in-vehicle display. Continental also won for its Advanced Radar Sensor 540 4D imaging radar, and it shared an award with Sennheiser in the in-vehicle entertainment and safety category.
Apex.OS from Apex.AI
“With our vehicle operating system, OEMs and suppliers can accelerate their development for autonomous driving and save costs without compromising on safety,” says Apex CEO Jan Becker. The software development framework is compatible with the open-source Robot Operating System.
Nyon, from Bosch eBike Systems, is a display computer for pedal-assist electric bicycles. It offers navigation, fitness tracking, digital locking, topography-based range estimates and other connectivity features via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Kodiak Robotics self-driving long-haul trucks
Kodiak says its autonomous technology is purpose-built to handle highway driving between “truckports” located along interstates or nearby frontage roads. Kodiak has an operational hub in Dallas, from which it travels Interstate 45 to Houston and back each day.