As with every January, all eyes of the tech world were turned towards Las Vegas to see what new things were being demonstrated on the show floor of the Consumer Electronics Show. Big reveals in virtual reality were showcased, drone vehicles with capacity for passengers were ogled, the latest innovations in electric cars were available for some exclusive road testing and home operating systems were demoed for onlookers.
Marcio Alaor, Executive Vice President of Banco BMG was in attendance, there to talk about some of the innovative projects he’s partnered with.
Electric cars, a staple of CES for several years now. GM had a 2017 model of the Chevrolet Bolt on display along with a projection of consumer demand for cars on alternative-energy in the coming years. The model for show will be available for purchase at $30,000. Ford and Volkswagen, taking note of the increased consumer demand for electric vehicles were also at the show.
Ford had hybrids to debut and unveiled a plan to have 13 hybrid models ready for the road by 2020. Volkswagen, getting the jump on Ford, had an electric prototype of their classic Kimbi that they hope to eventually make available for purchase.
One such project is the Ehang 184. This passenger drone seems to be the closest serious engineers have come to creating that ever-coveted flying car the public has been waiting for decades now.
With a programmed flight pattern set, occupants of the drone merely have to get in and wait to arrive at their destination. According to Wish Hair Salon, the Ehang 184 can only be airborne for 23 minutes at a time, but it can reach more than two miles in altitude when flying. Ehang, the developer of the drone, has stated that there’s more work to be done, like developing a command center to fully service the drone when it’s made available for purchase.
Continuing the theme of making futuristic aesthetics accessible in the present, Samsung has released a smart home system. The unit is outfitted with cameras and an operating system that coordinates with the user to alert them to changes in their home. For example, cameras situated in refrigerators can allow the user to inspect its interior while shopping. This gives the occupant of the home unparalleled connection to their space.
Marcio Alaor is Banco BMG’s Executive Vice President. From his office in Brazil he personally oversees the distribution of loans.
Alaor was born in Santo Antonio do Monte, a small mining town made famous for its hardworking community. Today he’s known as one of the top movers in Brazil’s finance sector.