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Kia Reveals Autonomous Plans for CES 2016

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2016 Kia Optima SXL Driving

The Kia Optima will highlight Kia’s autonomous driving system at CES 2016

Kia has revealed its plans for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—and it’s fully autonomous.

While this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since Kia recent received its license to test self-driving cars in Nevada, it is still pretty exciting. There isn’t a lot of information out there about the big reveals, but we do know that its CES press conference will be the “global debut of its dedication autonomous driving program.”

The Korean carmaker is planning on using the 2016 Kia Optima to highlight its future vision, showcasing a variety of new technologies for the self-driving car of the future. Along with this big display, Kia will discuss its place in connected car research, which is a form of technology that allows cars to communicate with each other while out on the road.

This press conference is possibly the beginning of Kia’s goal to introduce partially autonomous driving technology to its lineup by 2020. The carmaker is also planning to have a fully autonomous vehicle on its dealership lots by 2030.

Kia’s CES press conference will occur on January 5th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

News Source: Tech Radar

A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.