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CES 2022 returns ‘home’ to Las Vegas with innovation for world health, safety, and solving global challenges

CES 2022 returned ‘home’ to Las Vegas, USA, kicking off the world’s most influential tech event with innovation that will improve world health and safety and change lives around the globe. With more than 2300 exhibiting companies, including 800 startups, CES 2022 features the latest transformative technologies, including vehicle technology, artificial intelligence, digital health and smart home tech, as well as new categories: NFTs, food tech and space tech. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2022 runs through Saturday, January 8, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

“At CES 2022 this week, we will be immersed in the innovation that will reshape our societies and solve fundamental human challenges in the decades to come,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA during his morning State of the Industry Address. “With innovations in AI, digital health, transportation, drones, smart cities, digital assets, space tech and more – these technologies are making us better – improving what we as human beings are capable of doing.”

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“For more than half a century, the tech industry has relied on CES to meet new customers, find investors, reach members of the media, connect with industry leaders, and discover new innovations,” said Karen Chupka, EVP of CES, during CTA’s State of the Industry address. “This year’s event will deliver all of these — offering thousands of people the opportunity to connect with everyone from big brands to new startups.”

J.H. Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) division at Samsung Electronics, delivered the first keynote of CES 2022, unveiling Samsung’s “Together for Tomorrow” vision. Highlighting Samsung’s plans to build a more sustainable, customized and connected future, Han spoke on the need for further communication, collaboration and sustainability for technology to move forward. Samsung showcased its push into fully recyclable packing material, solar and radio-powered devices and new energy conservation products as the first steps towards creating a sustainable future.

Samsung also announced that many current and future eco-friendly innovations will be fully open and available to other industry leaders. Han summarized this latest push into collaborative sustainability saying, “Millions of everyday changes can make a meaningful impact on our planet.”

Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors, delivered the opening CES keynote digitally. Ms. Barra discussed an all-electric future, reshaping the automotive world. She revealed the much-anticipated Chevrolet Silverado EV, an electric version of its iconic pickup truck. The Silverado EV promises more headroom, an enhanced experience of spaciousness for both front and rear passengers, increased visibility and a fixed glass roof.

Designed as an EV from the ground up, the Silverado EV will offer up 400 miles of range on a single charge and will feature GM’s Ultium battery packs. GM’s tech startup, BrightDrop, also provided updates on its EV600 electric commercial vehicle and the EP1 electric pallet.

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