Though automakers are getting more realistic about just how quickly they will reach a fully-autonomous automotive future — the "Level 5" status — and are scaling back on some of their ambitious plans, advanced driver-assistance systems and AV technology will still be big topics for suppliers who aim to be at the forefront of the future during CES in Las Vegas, starting Jan. 7.
Also atop the agenda: technologies designed to take advantage of new 5G high-speed wireless networks and next-generation connectivity. They are expected to enhance autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle and cellular-vehicle-to-everything — or C-V2X — applications.
Redesigning the vehicle's interior based on changes in cockpit architecture will also be a focus for many of the suppliers that will attend CES.
Here are a few of the top technologies from auto suppliers to watch for this year. Other technologies will be made public throughout the week, most of them relying on connectors and interactive screens made from a variety of resins.