Welcome to CES 2024!
As the world’s leading innovators gathered in Las Vegas, the evolution from Smart Homes to Smart Cities was on the spotlight. This blog post is a collection of some worthwhile observations on some of the groundbreaking technologies and companies that are shaping this evolution and redefining the way we live, work, and connect.
This year, CES 2024 unraveled an array of innovations and trends that transcend the confines of individual smart devices. The overarching narrative of the evolution from Smart Homes to Smart Cities reflects the industry’s collective focus on extending the boundaries of technology from individual living spaces to entire urban landscapes. The transition signifies a shift towards creating interconnected, intelligent environments that enhance not only our homes but the very fabric of our cities.
Redefining the way we live, work, and connect
From reimagining home automation to shaping the future of urban planning, especially in the areas of Healthcare (Smart Hospitals) and education (Schools and Universities), CES 2024 redefined our relationship with technology on both a micro and macro scale, highlighting how in the evolution from Smart Homes to Smart Cities, trends and technologies converge to create holistic, interconnected ecosystems—enabling smarter, more efficient, and sustainable urban living.
“The theme of transitioning from Smart Homes to Smart Cities not only captures the spirit of innovation but also sets the stage for a new era in the realm of consumer electronics and technology.”
While CES 2024 beckons us to witness the fusion of transformative technologies, and the realization of a smarter, interconnected world, the Zahoree team explores some of the technologies and companies leading the way in the transition to a smarter way of living.
Smarter Homes: Technologies
AI Integration on Home Automation: AI dominated when it came down to integrations. Innovative companies that integrated this technology such as Roborock, which is a leader in smart home technologies, showed that through AI, your cleaning device can learn and optimize and anticipate your cleaning routines, needs and expectations over time.
Another formidable AI integration was done by DeRucci who also unveiled a Smart Pillow that uses AI to prevent a person from snoring by learning how to adjust itself to their head and neck.
Connected Living: Samsung reigned supreme with the introduction of its newest trend, which is a version of SmartThings Hub where features such as house three dimensional mapping and smart sensors will revolutionize its connectivity and make the creation of daily routines, energy efficiency, and enhancing convenience as easy as A,B,C.
From Smart Homes to Smart Cities: Technologies
Smart Urban Planning: Enterprises are joining forces to advance and implement insights gained from the realm of smart homes. Take, for instance, the collaborative efforts of Honeywell and NXP Semiconductors. Together, they are spearheading the development of smart energy technology tailored for hospitals, schools and commercial buildings. This collaborative initiative harnesses the power of machine learning and autonomous decision-making, aiming to fine-tune and optimize energy consumption in these environments.
Enhanced Connectivity: The advent of 5G technology has become a transformative force, ushering in a new era of possibilities for smart city development. Enhanced connectivity, characterized by high-speed and low-latency networks, is redefining the landscape and fostering unprecedented growth in the realm of smart cities. The latest is direct 5G broadcasting to mobile phones and tablets spearheaded by major cell phone companies.
As the curtains drew to a close on CES 2024, it became evident that the journey from Smart Homes to Smart Cities is more than just a technological advancement—it signifies a transformative shift in our urban lifestyles. The unveiled innovations at this year’s event are laying the groundwork for a future in which cities are smarter, more connected, and overall more sustainable. It’s a future where technology companies can assist humanity not only in adapting to collective challenges but also in thriving in a world that is constantly changing and evolving.