CES 2019: What makes us say WTF
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CES 2019: What makes us say WTF

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[MUSIC] Welcome back everybody to CES 2019 live from Tech West at the Sands' expo center. I'm Ashley Esqueda and I forgot my glasses in my hotel room since it's the only way I could read this teleprompter but I will take them off now because we can go to this camera. If you follow us on YouTube, you may have seen one of our newest shows, What The Future? Andy Altman right here hosts the show and joins us today for a look at what's making us say, WTF. Basically what I'm looking out for are the stories and products that like you look at and you just say, like. Wow. Like, we are, this is the future's here. We're here right now. I love that feeling. And it blows your mind. Right. Right. It's the best feeling. And CES is the best for that. It's full of those things. So, okay, Andy, hit us with it. What do you got? WTF. All right. Well, if you walk the north hall at all this year at CES, there's no way you're going to miss this. This is the Bell Nexus It's a hybrid, electric air taxi. This thing is mind-blowing when you see it. It's just a concept right now. But Bell says that this is gonna have a top speed of about 150 miles per hour. Right? Wow. That's in the air like a range of about 150 miles. Seats four people right now plus the pilot. But the plan is that this is Eventually gonna operate autonomously. So imagine calling your shared ride on your phone, this things comes and picks you up, no pilot, and just takes you to your destination. I love it, I want it, I've got to have it. It fits well, yeah, no awkward conversation with your Uber driver, fantastic, right? Love it, perfect. Yeah, so Bell hopes to start test flights in 2020. Soon. Right. That's really soon. And the interesting thing is that was actually an aircraft manufacturing partner of Uber. Right? Cool. And Uber's been saying that in the next two years, they wanna launch this network of air taxis. Flying air taxis. Okay. Which is also soon. So you could be looking, right now, this could be Uber's first flying taxi. I mean, it's a really cool looking flying taxi. Yeah. If you're gonna fly in a flying taxi, I'd want to fly in that. You wouldn't want to see that option pop up next to Uber X, right? That's definitely the Uber X option I want to see pop up on my app. Right. Now obviously there's a lot of the regulatory questions. Nobody knows what's gonna be legal- Of course. Particularly in two years. But that's the thing that's really turning heads so far on this show. It certainly is turning my head. I mean you're adorable, but I'm just looking past you right at it, and I'm just like, wow, I want it, that's so cool. Yeah. That's amazing, okay. What have you got next? All right, so you know I spend most of my time at CNET working on our social videos. So this is the project that has been blowing up On social media for us. This is LG's rollable t.v. Yeah, you've probably seen it. We saw this last year. It was a prototype. Now, LG says this thing is actually ready to go onto market this year. It's real. It's real and you can buy it this year. It's happening. It's real and it's spectacular. It's amazing. It's amazing. David Katzmire saw it, he said it's one of the coolest tv's he's ever seen. So this is the part. That's high praise from David Kaspar. Right, right? Yes, very. He's a tough critic. So this is 65 inch flexiball OLED screen. You can see it, it rolls up like a poster, which is just mindblowing. Amazing. It's amazing, amazing. So imagine if you're If you have this mind blowing view in your apartment, if you make more money than I do cuz I work at CNet. And you live in San Francisco. And you live in San Francisco, so you have this mind blowing view, this thing is only gonna block your view when you're using the TV. Perfect. Right? It's amazing. Just drop it right down into the box. Fantastic. So LG hasn't said what the price is gonna be, but, Yeah, I imagine it's gonna be pretty expensive. If you have to ask, that's always the- But if you can afford the view like that, you can probably afford it. You can probably afford the tv. All right, I agree. All right. So the last thing we got, if you head over to BMW setup in the parking lot, you're gonna be sensing It's really mind blowing. Okay. Okay. What is it? So this is, I mean, just look at that. That is BMW's riderless motorcycle. [LAUGH] It looks like a ghost. Every time I see it, I'm reminded of that terrible Christian Bale Terminator movie with that motorcycle, Yes. It basically looks like that. So this thing can do pretty much everything on its own. It can stop, it can start, It can make turns and it can even operate the clutch and shift gears.>> As Tim Stevens said in a tweet the other day. It will take epic road trips without you and have adventuers while your at home working.>> Why do you need a rider?>>yeah, no>>Right? So now this isn't something that your going to be able to buy this isn't going into production.>> Ok so you won't see a bunch of these rolling around having their own cross country Stories together. Probably not. Right. And I really, I can't think of a whole lot of use for this for the consumer. Ghost biker gangs. Right. I can think of at least five right off the top of my head. [LAUGH] They developed this so to develop better safety systems, and to collect the user, rider data. To see how How bikes actually operate, right? Okay. So think features that exist already in cars right now, so. Make them more safe. Yeah, lane assist, automatic breaking, things like that. Makes sense. Right? Yeah, so nothing else. It's just mind blowing to see. I can't get enough of that video. Well the future is certainly here at c/net 2019, and we actually have some guests Coming up on stage to show us one more product that we're really excited about. Yeah, I'm really excited to see this. Jeremy, do you wanna join us onstage? This is the Jarvish smart motorcycle helmet. And Jeremy Liu has come onstage to talk about it. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks for joining us, Jeremy. Take a seat. Thank you, hello. Hello. And you have your lovely model as well. You have a lovely model. Hi everyone. So these are two different helmets. Is that correct? Yes. We actually on Kickstarter right now. We have two. One is the basic model and one is the SAR, that's with a headlight display. Wow. Okay. So, can you tell us a little bit the difference between those two? All right. The one wtih the headlight display has all the fully integrated LSR. And also, of course, okay Google, Siri. And we have built in more than 30 voice commands that can respond back to the riders immediately. So if you were riding along and you wanted to know what the weather is 20 miles up, you can say what's the weather. Exactly. And if you want to know the traffic conditions, you can ask Alexia, you can ask Siri, you can ask Google about it. Super cool. That is really cool. And that's something I mean, obviously you're riding a motorcycle. You can't just pull out your cell phone, right? And the most important things in about a hamlet is we have a lot of sensors inside and we have our own algorithms that can detect whether the writers is having accidents or not. Normally to have these kinds of things on the cell phone, but is not [UNKNOWN]. So picks it up as the accident is happening. Exactly. We can go up to accuracy rate up to 99.9%. So you will not get a false alarm. So the rider can feel somewhat safer. Exactly, exactly. They will know if someone will be coming to save them. And its heads-up display has a rear view as well, right? The head-up display has a rear view. So you can trigger it by voice command. Turn that around and show everybody that. That's really cool. The head-up display has a rear view. So the head-up display is retractable. You can have the head-up display and ask for the rear view camera by voice command. When you need it. Wow. So you can say, like, hey, show me behind the bike. Yes, exactly. Wow, and that's the camera right there at the bottom of the base at the helmet? Yes, yes. Wow. That's amazing. So can we see the heads up display in action? Can we see that work? Do we need a- Heads up display That's super cool, did we catch that? I don't know if they could see that? Try it one more time. [UNKNOWN] might have to do with this one, let's see. Turn off display, head up display. That's super cool. That's really neat. So it's called Jarvis. I [UNKNOWN] hear that and I keep thinking Iron Man, I keep thinking Jarvis. Right. [LAUGH] Is that? Right, so let me tell you a story. When we start the company [UNKNOWN] ODM So we build actually smart helmets for European companies. And in year 2016 we were inspired by NASA actually. We wanted to create a space helmet. But at the end we found out that it's almost impossible to make financial returns by selling only a few space helmets to NASA. So we incorporate a few thoughts of our ideas into motorcycles Mohammad because we came from Taiwan. There's a lot of motorcycles, scooters around. And this is how the Jarvish [UNKNOWN] come from. Now is there anything in, going forward? Now that you have these two helmets, what's next for gen three that you're hoping to incorporate, that maybe wasn't possible this time around or maybe that technology hasn't quite caught up with what you'd like to do? Ultimately, we would like to combine the AR with the VR. But our VR technology is like a Film type, VR that is incorporated under the chin bar. So the riders would not focus too much on the VR side. They rely on the AR, ten by ten directions but for the VR it has a lot of like life support indications. [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE]. This helmet here, the entire helmet, costs less than $900, it's $899. Okay. For the entire helmet. Okay, I have no frame of reference, I don't know what a motorcycle helmet costs. But that doesn't- You know, I feel like I'm going to compare and contrast notes with Tim Stevens, who rides bikes. Like that's the guy. So, and it's on Kickstarter, you guys were saying. It's on Kickstarter. The campaigns happening right now? Exactly, exactly, and soon we're going to Indiegogo InDemand Awesome, well, that's really cool, Thank you so much for joining us and telling us about Jarvish. That was super cool. I love that you guys are doing this. I hope it really helps riders on the roads be a little bit safer. Thank you so much. Thank you. [SOUND]

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