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CES 2020

January 7-10, 2020 Las Vegas, NV, United States CTA 4 Day Conference

CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. A high-level business event that touches all industries, it’s the place where business gets done.

It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

A platform for innovators of all sizes to build their brands, every major technology company on the planet participates in CES in some way — by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding co-located events and business meetings. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

From tech powerhouses to innovative startups, companies big and small from all industries come to CES to introduce the latest innovation to the global market. Exhibitors feature products from all facets of tech, from audio, vehicle technology and wireless to drones, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, sensor tech and more. Manufacturers, developers and suppliers gather at CES to not only showcase game-changing technology to the world, but to also build strong business relationships with new and existing industries.

For engineers in the self-driving car industry, CES will be offering a focus on policy and issue around  self-driving Cars. 


With a current of innovation pulsing throughout the world’s largest gathering of consumer technology, CES 2019 provides an ideal setting for exploring what’s next in connected mobility. Join SAE International for Connect2Car@CES as we return in 2019 with an expanded daylong program—now with six sessions. Start off your CES 2019 agenda at Connect2Car on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars and connected cars have the potential to reduce more than 90 percent of accidents caused by human error, help eliminate hours wasted in traffic and reduce congestion. The race to put these cars on the road is fueled by the desire to help many people, including those with disabilities and the elderly. However, automakers are facing regulations that limit the adoption of this new technology.

Although the benefits are great, we must still address a number of issues to ensure the success and mainstream adoption of autonomous vehicles. We need to

  • Establish standards for highway signs and lights.
  • Devise new approaches to regulating spectrum, liability, insurance and safety.

  • Consider revised highway rules, parking structures and car-ownership paradigms.

We are encouraged by the federal government’s interest in self-driving cars and look forward to collaborating with federal and state agencies to safeguard government mandates that could stifle innovation and technology development.

SAE Members Save on Your CES Registration

SAE International Members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on CES registration. Log in to Member Connection to get your discount code and register.