For the first time since its inception in 1967, the annual Consumer Electronics Show—better known as CES—became a virtual event this year. Held in Las Vegas from January 11-14, virtual visitors—there were no physical attendees—could wander the show floor and see everything from the latest in medical electronics to Yukai Engineering’s Petit Qoobo, a furry, cushion-sized robot with a wagging tail and a heartbeat that simplifies the whole therapy-mammal equation. Making a bigger splash were automotive manufacturers who presented new models and dangled concepts for consideration, each underpinned by advances in EV technology, AI and new materials applications. Some are literal flights of fancy, but then, reaching for the sky is what future-thinkers do. Here are the cars that caught our attention.
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