From big technical giants to one-person startups, all are gearing up, charging their batteries and taking deep breath to be the part of the CES International 2016, which is going to start next week in Las Vegas. The beginning of the biggest technology show will set the Las Vegas strip into a high-tech carnival for nearly full week. In the CES fest, thousands of companies will demo new products, while, behind-the-scenes, deals will be struck to make further generations of gadgets possible.
Gary Shapiro, the event’s organizer, said every CES will act as a presentation for the upcoming future and is completely fresh and different. The interesting thing to note is that this year's CES will cover 2.4 million sq ft (223,000 sq m) of exhibition space, up from 2.2 million sq ft last year. From VHS recorders, HD TVs, the Xbox games console to Blu-ray discs, all made their debut at past shows. John Curran, from the consultancy Accenture, shared his views that Say goodbye to cool and say hello to practical. Though, the big companies do not see CES as the best platform to leak their technology and new products, the small businesses finds CES as the big and an excellent opportunity to catch the eye of journalists and key buyers from the retailers.
According to sources, the CES 2016 stage could re3sult in the big hits of years prior will get a second act while others will get a reboot. The CES 2016 is going to be the best car show like no other previous CES. This year, several big automakers are planning huge unveilings at CES, not the least of which is the official Chevy Bolt, supposedly one of the first long-range affordable electric cars. That GM chose CES for the event and not the Detroit Auto Show speaks volumes. Moreover, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Ford and even the beleaguered Volkswagen Group have planned major events, many regarding self-driving systems. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and other connected-car systems will be everywhere.