Driverless cars, pet gadgets and smart drones – a few things we learned at CES 2018

Welcome_to_Fabulous_Las_VegasEvery now and then CES, the world’s largest and most influential consumer electronics show, gets eclipsed by something that is happening elsewhere in the gadget world at the same time.

This year the big topic of conversation was centred around the Uber rival Lyft. In collaboration with its partner Aptiv it offered delegates a free drive around the Las Vegas strip in one of its driverless cars. As it only had a pool of eight and over 100,000 tech obsessives attended CES it became the hottest ticket in town. Working out how to get a ride became a preoccupation for many delegates.

Nevertheless this year’s CES did deliver some interesting products. Many are at the transitional stage, several years away from making their mark in the real world, but if anything the event gave those who attended an interesting perspective on the future.

Here then are eight things we learned at CES.

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Driverless cars, pet gadgets and smart drones – a few things we learned at CES 2018