Based on the BMW i8 it even has its own drone that can take to the sky to check out the road ahead or be sent out for pizza when stuck in traffic. Of the decision to debut the car at CES rather than at the Geneva Motor show, Rinspeed's owner, Frank M. Rinderknecht said: "The major and especially the disruptive innovations in future automotive engineering will come from the digital realm. That is why all major manufacturers and suppliers are now present at the CES Consumer Electronic Show." BMW The company that created the i8 is expected to unveil a drop top counterpart at this year's show. But as well as being more dramatic, the Spider is also expected to showcase BMW's connected car technologies. Bosch The German automotive supplier will be showcasing a number of new autonomous and connected car innovations at CES. One of the most intriguing is a crowd-sourced take on finding a parking space. "With the help of sensors, cars identify and measure the gaps between parked cars as they drive past them. The information they record is transferred to a digital road map," explains Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. This map can be used by other cars to automatically find an empty space nearby and, more importantly, one large enough to fit their vehicle. Continental The tire maker and component supplier will be giving real-world demonstrations of its Dynamic eHorizon connected car platform that, in Continental's own words, lets you see around the corner.
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MTV Sport's F1 expert, and former F1 racer, Mika Salo sees Kari's potential. - This is a great opportunity for Niko. It all happened really fast, but Niko was the fastest in Formula 4 (F4 North Europe Zone Championship) and did a good job there, told Salo. Mika Salo is also involved with F4 series, so he saw his skills at close range. Salo was even the one who introduced Niko to Red Bull's Helmut Marko and after that the things started to roll. - He got his place from Red Bull by a strong performance. He's now got a F1 career a head of him and the stakes are getting higher. Now Niko just needs to continue like this and enjoy what he is doing, thinks Salo. In the next season Niko Kari will drive with team Motopark. The team was 7th last season.
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