This Velodyne Lidar rotating sensor measures the environment in 360 degrees around the vehicle to detect the clear path and to detect all the obstacles while in motion on the road. Uses 64 lasers spinning, they can see everything that is in-front, on the side and behind the vehicle in real-time.
Hyundai shows off its concept electric car with all the advanced Hyundai Blue Link technologies built-in. Hyundai also shows off their integrations with Siri and Dragon voice-recognition technologies. They also show off the $22000 Hyundai Veloster Turbo integrating all these infotainment technologies in the car.
Toyota is showing off their latest technologies to make cars safer, providing for near self-driving car functionality, they describe this as an attentive, always vigilant virtual co-pilot. Toyota says autonomous is not driver-less for now.
Ford shows off New Ford Sync-Compatible Apps. Now all developers can add smart functionality to Ford Sync systems.
Chevrolet announces Apple Siri integration in their cars, showing off the Chevy Volt and Chevy Spark semi-electric cars (short range Electric battery with gasoline power for the rest).
This video features the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi RS5 convertible, Audi Q7 3.0 quattro Surround Sound Concept car, automatic high-beam assistant brights, Audi’s auto pilot: Self-parking and Audi Self-driving, Audi 3D display (automatic barrier glasses free 3D following your eyes), Audi Connect (My Audi portal), Audi A3 Simulator and more.
Access your Bluetooth-enabled phone and make hands-free calls and stream your music just by saying the command.
Nvidia launches the new Tegra4, the cloud computing gaming grid and shows how Tegra is used in a couple of cars.
Renault has partnered with South African travel tech company Tourism Radio to create in-car virtual audio guides for all their vehicles through their soon to be released R-Link embeded in car system.
Paypal launches a new way to pay for things easily and quickly using a check-process on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the restaurant, launch check in on your paypal app, it launches the restaurant’s menu, you click on the app to order, the server comes with the food, you leave, you’ve already paid. This removes 66% of the waiters effort. Go to a cafe, check-in on paypal, they know you want a cappuccino, you get it quickly and leave, no cash, no confirmation, no anything. You park your car, check in on paypal, that’s it, you’re paying for your car park until you check-out, take the car and leave.
You can watch Paypal CEO, David Marcus’s keynote at LeWeb 2012 here: