ces 2014 Intelligent Car

Intelligent Cars Steal The Show at CES 2014 Las Vegas

Published On January 13, 2014 | By Toni Spilsbury | Technology

Will people soon be able to “leave Las Vegas” in a driverless car?

Mercedes-Benz stole the show at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) here in Las Vegas with their “Intelligent Car”. The car’s connectivity concept gives it the ability to “learn” the driver’s habits, preferences and predict his or her moves. Mercedes calls this the “predictive user experience”.

Apparently, after driving the car for a few weeks, the car is able to make “meaningful predictions and suggestions”.

Looking at the car made me think back to the time when I was zooming around Big Bear Lake while on vacation. With my small daughter snoozing in the back seat, I navigated the windy road with the mountainside to my right and Big Bear’s lake on my left. A squirrel darted onto the road directly in front of my car. With less than a second to weigh the consequences, I had to decide whether to flatten the squirrel, crash into the mountain or plunge into the lake. This is the time when my reflexes didn’t let me down, and without hesitation, I decided the squirrel looked suicidal anyhow. I wonder what choice an intelligent car would have made for me.

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Smart cars predicting your music choice and adjusting temperature in accordance with your preference is here, so is autonomous driving capability the next step in technology?

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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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