Edmunds Honors Innovators Featured

By Staff Writer January 11, 2019

Edmunds announced the winners of the second annual Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards program honoring innovative automotive technologies debuting at CES 2019.

2019 Edmunds CES Tech Driven Award Winners:

Byton M-Byte: Byton announced the M-Byte EV concept last year, but this year debuted a near-production ready model with a stunning interior that is set to launch at the end of 2020. The M-Byte promises competitive specs including a driving range of 325 miles, but it's the wraparound dash with 48-inch screen and touchscreens on the steering wheel and center console that has everyone talking at CES.

Hyundai Elevate concept: The Elevate concept, by Hyundai's Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experiences (CRADLE) division, is an "Ultimate Mobility Vehicle" that in addition to driving like a traditional vehicle can also convert to a walking robot. The vehicle's four robotic legs are designed to navigate difficult terrain and traverse obstacles a traditional vehicle cannot, which is beneficial to first-responders in a disaster or even for people with disabilities. While the Elevate will likely never see production, the blending of robotics and automotive technologies presents a new world of possibilities.

Valeo XtraVue Trailer: Designed to eliminate the large blind spot when towing a trailer, this system pairs the vehicle's rearview camera with another camera placed at the rear of the trailer and combines two feeds into a single image using augmented reality techniques. This tech allows the driver to see what is behind and around the trailer via a live view in the infotainment screen or rearview mirror. It's a practical yet forward-thinking solution that uses technology to improve towing safety and should be available soon as a factory option.  

The Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards honor the most innovative automotive technologies, vehicles, concepts or products debuting at CES by official CES exhibitors. The awards function as a best-in-show recognition of exhibitors that Edmunds editors believe have the greatest combination of innovation, creativity, future potential and actual deployment.

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