The latest automotive tech will be a major theme at CES 2016, with more than 115 automotive tech companies and nine automakers debuting products, according to a statement from the Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES 2016.
"A show within a show, automotive exhibits will cover more than 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space, a 25 percent increase over the 2015 CES," CTA said. Car tech in focus includes the latest in driverless, electric, and energy-efficient vehicles.
Chevrolet will roll out its Bolt all-electric vehicle at CES. The Bolt -- not to be confused with Chevy's plug-in hybrid Volt -- is General Motors first all-electric long-range vehicle, with an expected battery-only range of 200 miles. GM CEO Mary Barra will be speaking at CES on January 6. Volkswagen is expected to introduce an all-electric microbus, according to reports.
Ford and Google are expected to announce a collaboration on self-driving, aka autonomous, vehicles. Toyota is also slated to show off autonomous car tech.
The autonomous electric vehicle is a red-hot area of R&D for vehicle makers globally. U.S. carmaker Tesla is leading the way by already offering limited self-driving on its Model S and Model X electric vehicles that are on the road today.
A CES 2016 map of exhibitors shows lots of car and car tech companies with sizeable booths including Chevrolet, Ford Motor, Delphi, Toyota, Kia, and Audi.
Finally, furtive startup Faraday Future will debut its electric vehicle concept vehicle. Faraday has said it will produce "100 percent electric vehicles that offer seamless connectivity to the outside world. In addition to producing vehicles, the company plans to explore...unique ownership models, in-vehicle content and autonomous driving."