BJ's "Report" from CES 2018

January 8, 2018

Hey it's BJ, covering CES 2018 from Las Vegas!

It's been a whirlwind spectacle for us at CES with opportunities to explore the future of technology around every corner and in every room of a dozen locations here in Vegas, but I wanted to talk about a few things we were introduced to during the Panasonic panel.

Panasonic had a lot to say about adding Amazon Echo to your driving experience, allowing Alexa to help with navigation, weather forcasts & news, your car's climate control systems and, of course, the radio.

Next up, Panasonic gave me a real "Miniority Report" moment when they described how they were using facial recognition and GPS tracking to help businesses identify repeat customers, locate them when they are near a particular shop, and then find out if that customer wanted to place an order for speedy pick-up in that store!

The last thing I wanted to share with you from Panasonic is the advent of the autonomous, modular, mobile shop.  These self-driving vehicles can be outfitted with hardware and self-controlled systems for anything from delivering your Amazon purchases to making and delivering Pizza Hut pizza right to your door.

Now that sounds like the kind of "smart vehicle" that I could definitely get on board for!

That's all for now, thanks for reading and look forward to more of our CES 2018 coverage!