Volkswagen is all set to unveil a prototype of its all-electric microbus at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company since long has kept silent about the rumored camper.
The new all-electric camper is powered by a lithium-ion battery packs and it is expected that the batteries will boast to a range of up to 310 miles. Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Electronics Association, said in a statement that the new car will be a groundbreaking vehicle. It will help to illustrate the synergy between the Internet of Things and the automotive industry.
According to Yahoo! Autos, Ford recently has announced at CES at a joint venture to make self-driving cars in collaboration with Google. The idea will help Google to save time and expenses of ramping up a manufacturing facility of its own.
The Google and Ford deal might set up an Android-style model for its tech to power cars from a variety of traditional car makers. Some other automakers that are all set to demonstrate their smart technologies at CES include BMW, Mercedes, Chrysler and Toyota.
This year, the CES will be even bigger and will expand to Las Vegas. It will be spread in 2.4 million square feet and will host around 150,000 attendees for a glimpse into the future.
James McQuivey, analyst at Forrester, said, “It's actually hard to get excited about CES this year because there's no focus”.