At CES in Las Vegas, the future at your fingertips -

Ordering an Uber drone on its foldable smartphone or buying its bread made by a robot, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, which opened on Tuesday, is once again the opportunity to discover the innovations that will make our future.

Organized everyyear, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has become the high-tech mass market for the general public. Officially open Tuesday 8 January in Las Vegas, United States, the show brings together 4 500 exhibitors. Among them, global giants such as Samsung, Sony, Amazon, but also automotive brands or international start-ups. Until 11 January, they will present their innovations to the 182 000 visitors from all over the world.

Foldable screens

This is the big trend of this show this year. Already presented as prototypes in previous editions, folding screens were highly anticipated. They are expected to enter the market in 2019.

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In its range, LG has introduced a television that is discreet. His screen 65 inches (165 cm) consists of lamellae is unrollable and rollable, like blinds. The screen wraps itself entirely in its base, an aluminum piece of furniture. The television is expected to be commercialized this year, but the price has not been communicated by the South Korean manufacturer.

Saturated and lacking in innovation while maintaining high prices, the mobile phone market should breathe new life thanks to foldable screens. These technologies assume that applications and operating systems are completely redesigned to work on these new screens, opening up new opportunities for developers. The field of possibilities also opens up to designers who will be able to revisit the smartphone of the future.

Bakers robots

Always in the spotlight, robots do everything teeming. This year, it's a baker's robot the size of a car that caused a sensation. The Breadbot is capable of producing 200 loaves of bread, even the French baguette, assures its builder. The machine is completely autonomous: it mixes the ingredients, kneads the dough and cooks about ten loaves an hour.

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For the moment, the neighborhood baker does not have to worry. Randall Wilkinson, the boss of the company behind the robot, is targeting US supermarkets. The manufacturer also hopes to deliver robots to the US military to make rolls on aircraft carriers.

Connected cars

The car of the future is also connected. This is a lucrative market that is very popular. A US study, published in 2018, predicts an exponential growth of the global electronics market in cars. It should represent 37 billion euros in 2035 and around 25 % of new vehicle sales.

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Uber took advantage of the show to unveil its prototype drone-taxi, scheduled for 2023 in the United States. Designed with its specialist partner in aeronautics, Bell, it has six propellers and can fly between 300 and 600 altitude meters for a speed between 240 and 320 km / h. It can carry up to five people. The first tests will take place in Dallas and Dubai in 2020.

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