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Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Eyes On CES Asia 2019: 5G, AI, V2X, VR/AR, Startups

In its fifth iteration, CES Asia is slated to take place in Shanghai on the 11-13th June this year. Featuring 550 exhibitors in 20 product categories, CES anticipates 50,000 trade-only attendees from 75+ countries and territories, along with around 1,200 media present.

CES Asia 2018. Image: CES Asia

As before, CES Asia is anticipated to focus on the major trends expected to disrupt our every lives: from 5G connectivity, to Artificial Intelligence (AI), and vehicular technology. This is in addition to the usual suspects like Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and startups that are behind some of the most radical advances we have seen in recent years.

Huawei CEO Richard Yu and Hyundai Vice President Kyounglim Yun are slated to deliver keynote speeches at this year’s CES Asia, demonstrating the emphasis the future of mobile and vehicular technologies.


The rallying cry of tech trends in 2019, 5G mobile connectivity promises to deliver futuristic visions of the future: from 4K video on mobile, to smart, integrated cities, to uncompromising IOT and manufacturing applications.

Expect big names like Huawei, Mobile Pixels, and Opus Microsystem to be at the forefront of this big push.


An essential “ingredient technology” expected to enable everything from healthcare, consumer devices, and to vehicular technology, Artificial Intelligence is shaped up to radically transform retail, content and healthcare fields.

The AI-enabled Canbot, exhibited at the 2018 CES Asia. Image: CES Asia

With China one of the largest consumers of AI-related services, CES Asia showcases the myriad platforms, packages and applications for this powerful technology in our everyday lives.

Vehicular Tech

Along with the great 5G and AI pushes, China is also a pioneering figure in vehicular technology. From connectivity enabling greater V2X (Vehicle to other) communication and interaction, to sleek, futuristic proofs-of-concept, and to electric vehicles (EVs), China has been met with overwhelming success in this field.

Byton’s headling-catching concept car stole the show at the 2018 CES Asia. Image: CES Asia

Expect companies like 3M Auto, Mercedes-Bussan, Hyundai, Volkswagen-Mobvi, and Bose at the forefront of vehicular tech at CES Asia – which boasts the most amount of OEMs than any tech show in Asia.

You don’t have to be big to be noticed. Smart’s Vision EQ gave a taste of what the future of mobility could be. Image: CES Asia


It might have been on the airwaves for the last many years, but VR and AR technology continues to hold great promise in consumer and business applications. HTC aims to transform VR/AR into the next “must-have” product – like the smartphone, or the toothbrush before it.

Expect to see Huawei’s Smart Glasses, along with the Pico G2 4K at CES Asia 2019.


With 125 startups slated on the showfloor, CES Asia promises to agglomerate the best and brightest in the region. Singapore start-up Argon is among them – with a groundbreaking innovation that greatly increases safety on the road for motorcyclists – with a contraption that adds front- and rear-facing cameras to any helmet, along with an adjustable heads-up display.

Stay tuned to VR Zone for updates as we report live from the CES Asia 2019 showfloor from 11-13 June 2019.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

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