Behind Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, CES officials say that the show now ranks fifth among auto shows in the U.S. That’s an impressive accomplishment for something that started out purely as a consumer electronics show, as its name suggests. In the past few years we’ve seen a large push from automakers; this year, everyone from Honda to BMW has had something to show.
Veterans like Kia and Hyundai were among the largest presenters this year, with newcomers like Byton making a valiant attempt to come in and steal the show. Tech-focused partners like Harmon and Samsung introduced a handful of new in-car technologies, while autonomy remained a hot-button topic yet again.
But with two buys days worth of technology to see, some of the coolest showings may have been lost in the fray. Here’s what you might have missed from CES 2018, with a focus on automotive-related trends.