CES 2019 – Global stage for Innovation

The CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual tradition for VIRTUAL VEHICLE, which always announces a great start to the upcoming year!

The show took place this year from 08. – 11.01. in Las Vegas & featured more than 4,500 companies including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of hardware, content & technologies for the vehicle technology industry and more. The show is listed in the top 10 of “Automotive Shows” in the USA.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE & ALP.Lab CEO Jost Bernasch was also on site in Las Vegas & experienced first-hand the latest features & key trends in the business & automotive sector.


At the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, ZF used a steering wheel and pedal less robo-taxi to demonstrate how the Group’s technologies are enabling new types of mobility in the city. If the demo vehicle is ordered via a smartphone, it will operate autonomously. It then chauffeurs its passengers to their desired destinations. Cameras, radar and lidar sensors give the demo vehicle the ability to accurately perceive its surroundings. ZF ProAI RoboThink, the powerful central computer for autonomous driving, is designed to process the tremendous amount of sensor data, combine it into an overall picture and derive corresponding action commands from it. Networked ZF actuators – such as chassis, drive, steering, brake or occupant protection systems – take over this task.

As a partner of ZF in this project, VIRTUAL VEHICLE has been intensively involved in the realization of the Ride-Hailing functionality and has implemented the software on the central computer.

Jost Bernasch at Partner NVIDIA
Eye tracking is used to determine if the driver is following the driving scenery attentively. The driving environment is represented by “DriveSim” from NVIDIA.

Jost Bernasch together with Christoph Gümbel from Future Matters assessing the features of “Hey Google”.

Daniel Watzenig (Virtual Vehicle), Oliver Briemle (ZF), Jost Bernasch (Virtual Vehicle)