The Consumer Technology Association has announced Volkswagen's Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will deliver a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and use the event to unveil an all-new concept.

The Consumer Technology Association has announced Volkswagen's Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will deliver a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and use the event to unveil an all-new concept.

Dr. Herbert Diess' speech is scheduled for January 5th and he will introduce a "groundbreaking electric vehicle that will further illustrate the synergy between the Internet of Things and the automotive industry."  The mysterious concept will also feature an assortment of safety technologies but there's no word on specifics at this point.

Interestingly, Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro noted "When we agreed to a Volkswagen keynote earlier this year we, along with the world, did not know much about emissions testing."  However, Shaprio says that after talking with Diess he felt attendees "would be interested in his vision and curious about his plans for a new type of sustainable car."

Diess will be just one of the countless automotive executives at the show as another major keynote address will be given by GM CEO Mary Barra who is expected to introduce the Chevrolet Bolt. Diess' colleagues from Audi will also attend the show and display a mysterious concept which is expected to feature an autonomous driving system.

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