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What would the mp3Car community like to see at CES 2012?

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by , 01-05-2012 at 10:55 AM (10517 Views)

One of the largest "tech" events of the year is nearly here! The mp3Car team is rolling out to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Vegas

That said, what do YOU all want to see from CES? What rumored devices would you like discussed and/or demoed? Use this thread to discuss what you would personally want to see at the event and perhaps what you'd like to have mp3Car spotlight from the show.

I'm a smartphone/tablet junkie, as well as a gamer, so I'll definitely devote some video time to the latest Android/Windows Phone 7 gear and be ears up at any Microsoft product announcements.

So if you're not planning to attend CES 2012, help me overfill my agenda. What news and info would you like?

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Quote Originally Posted by chris350 View Post
I guess CES was lame this year cause y'all didn't put anything up as in previous years.
According to many it was a down year on nearly all accounts. There was some fairly big news in terms of the smartphone market with the Galaxy Note and Droid 4 being out in the wild. Nothing really that new in the car audio world that i noticed. The Car PC world is getting some new material with the Parrot Asteroid 2Din and single din android powered systems. There were a few new devices in the vehicle security arena which like the Connect2Car unit I reviewed use cell networks to provide security and vehicle tracking services. But overall, there was nothing that jumped out as "brand new tech".

I can tell you that I was most impressed by the innovations that ford has made to there in car entertainment and telematic systems. The new version of Sync is butter smooth, voice commands are now done via Nuance voice recognition technology, and they continue to add more of the mission critical components to their dash system. They have come a LONG way.
I guess CES was lame this year cause y'all didn't put anything up as in previous years.
If you don't know who Xilinx is, then here's a quick rundown, they are a microchip manufacturer specializing in FPGAs.

There were a few vendors in their meeting space booth showing off some very cool prototypes based upon their chips.

The first was an HDTV, which in and of itself is not that surprising, but its refresh rate of 1200Hz on 1080p video certainly is. (That's 20x that of older LCD TVs, 5x faster than that needed for 3D TVs, and 2x as fast as plasma TVs.)

The second was a setup combining the input video streams from 4 separate cameras around an RC car. In real-time, it seamlessly merged the video streams to make a single video with a perceived bird's eye view completely eliminating blind spots around the car. And wouldn't this be the best way when trying to parallel park (even better than the simple backup camera).

Disclaimer:
I do not work for any of the companies listed or referenced and only attended CES as an 'Industry Affiliate'