As cars become aesthetically more like smart devices and smartphones, with their sleek designs and electrical capabilities, more of them are showing up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) every year.
Here are some of the most futuristic concept designs that were on display on the showroom floor during CES 2020.
1. Audi AI:ME
The Audi AI:ME is a fully automated vehicle that boasts "empathetic AI." That means the Knight Rider-like concept will eventually be able to know its driver's preferences and adapt to their needs without being prompted.
"In the future, the car will conduct a precise analysis as to the functions and settings that its user prefers, ranging from the seat position, media, route guidance, and temperature to the fragrancing of the interior," Audi said in a press statement.
"After a short time, the empathetic Audi is familiar with the user’s preferences and implements them autonomously."
The car company says it wants consumers to see the car as the "third living space" alongside their home and their working space.
2. Toyota LQ
The theme for many of the concept cars on display this year was empathy. Toyota's electric LQ concept is no different. The company says its car satisfies the "human need to be engaged emotionally" thanks to an artificial intelligence agent named Yui that comes with the car.
According to Toyota, the LQ concept highlights the idea that "mobility goes beyond physical transportation to include the human need to be moved and engaged emotionally."
3. Honda Augmented Driving Concept
Many of the concepts this year also touched on the wonder of exploration that cars bring us, and how this experience can be enhanced with automation.
This year, Honda introduced its Augmented Driving Concept "to address the cultural transition to autonomous vehicles."
"To respond quickly to the user’s curiosity, the autonomous driving system is constantly on standby, ready to intervene and control the vehicle when needed," Honda says.
4. Sony Vision S
Sony, better known for its gaming consoles and home electronics, unveiled the first car in the company's history at CES, the Vision S.