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10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

Intellias is going to CES 2019, and here’s a list of industry leaders we’re excited to meet

November 27, 2018

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It’s always a good idea to read the latest industry news and follow thought leaders to know what’s new and exciting in the tech world. But being the first to hear about innovations and see them unveiled is definitely better. Intellias is excited to witness the future at CES 2019 in Las Vegas from January 8–11. Our automotive experts have already started packing.

Intellias will keep an eye on several streams, but our primary focus is the automotive industry. We work with several OEMs and Tier 1 companies that trust us to implement the most innovative and game-changing technologies. This year, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s leading automotive suppliers that are worth watching at CES. You can look for their stands and speakers as well; we’re sure they’ve prepared something impressive.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show is the world’s greatest trade show and has been running for 50 years already. In 2018, more than 4,000 companies from 160 countries exhibited. The most exciting innovations are first presented at CES and only after that released to the world.

Last year, carmakers and suppliers wowed the public with the fully electric Porsche Mission E Concept with eye tracking, a GPS-connected transmission for the BMW 7 Series and Tesla, a 3D-printed car series from Local Motors, and even a Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) connection from Nissan. Advanced cameras and navigation, sensors, radar, car-to-car communication, and self-driving vehicles go without saying. We’re eager to see something just as revolutionary at CES 2019 and start implementing it with our customers!


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Top automotive companies to watch at CES 2019

Our automotive experts have come up with a list of industry drivers that are worth following. These automotive suppliers have the capabilities, technologies, and experts needed to showcase revolutionary solutions at CES 2019 that will set the trends for years to come.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

Magna International


  • Founded: 1957
  • Headquarters: Canada
  • Employees: 10,000+
  • Website:

Magna International is among the top five manufacturers of auto components in North America. It supplies General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Peugeot, and other automakers. Magna is one of the companies shaping the future of autonomous driving. Their ADAS provides automated parking and highway driving, object detection, advanced in-cabin monitoring, and more. Magna International trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

Read more: Find out how Intellias helps to develop ADAS for cutting-edge electric vehicle prototypes

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

Mobileye, Intel


  • Founded: 1999
  • Headquarters: Israel
  • Employees: 501–1,000
  • Website:

This tech company specializes in vision-based driver assistance systems. Road, car, and fleet safety is their focus. Mobileye is working on collision prevention, pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning systems, and more. BMW, Volvo, Buick, and Cadillac use Mobileye’s ADAS. The company was acquired by Intel in 2017.

Read more: Learn the three best ways of testing ADAS in autonomous cars beyond a test drive

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019


  • Founded: 1923
  • Headquarters: France
  • Employees: 10,000+
  • Website:

Valeo’s primary goal is reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. This has become a concern for OEMs with the implementation of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure and the Real Driving Emissions test in 2017. Valeo has multiple well-funded R&D centers. In 2017, the company invested 19% of profits from their original equipment sales into research and development. In 2016 and 2017, Valeo was ranked France’s leading patent filer.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019



Visteon specializes in cockpit electronics: instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment systems, and more. Their innovative SmartCore cockpit debuted in September 2018 in the brand-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Another technology by Visteon, the DriveCore autonomous driving platform, was introduced at last year’s CES. Let’s find out what they’ve prepared for us this year. Check the location of the Visteon stand at CES 2019.

Read more: Find out how Intellias built a cloud-based platform for autonomous driving that’s powered by real-time data

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

ZF Group


  • Founded: 1915
  • Headquarters: Germany
  • Employees: 10,000+
  • Website:

With sales of €36.4 billion in 2017, ZF is among the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. The company concentrates on driveline and chassis technologies as well as active and passive safety. “We electrify everything,” states ZF Group’s home page, and they really mean everything, from passenger cars to agricultural machinery. ZF applies its know-how to implement the SEE–THINK–ACT triad in vehicle systems of the future.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019


CEVA offers the most widely adopted low-power IPs for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and serial storage. The company harnesses machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks to create dedicated low-power AI processors for imaging and computer vision (CEVA-XM6). If you’re interested in low-power AI-driven connected devices, look for CEVA in Las Vegas at The Westgate, Suite 2939.

Read more: Explore how the Internet of Things is about to make a connectivity revolution in the automotive industry

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019



Ericsson is a game changer that leverages high-tech solutions from IoT and AI to 5G. Headquartered in Stockholm, one of the top autonomous driving locations, Ericsson has the industry’s strongest patent portfolio with over 45,000 granted patents. The company is testing 5G technology for connected cars in Germany, Sweden, and France along with implementing their CARE program for vehicles of the future.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019


  • Founded: 1969
  • Headquarters: Singapore
  • Employees: 10,000+
  • Website:

Flex is a provider of Sketch-to-Scale solutions for the connected world. Based in Singapore, the company has already expanded to around 30 countries. The Financial Times named Flex’s Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer one of the “top 10 individuals directing technology to change the way business is done.” The automotive industry uses the company’s products, which range from diagnostic dongles to a collision avoidance system.

Read more: Learn about Intellias’ experience building a comprehensive monitoring system for car diagnostics

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019



Through the global network, Faurecia faces today’s automotive megatrends and consumer expectations: personalization, connectivity, autonomy, and zero emissions. Recently, the company has equipped General Motors pickups with innovative technology to increase fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. Faurecia provides automotive solutions via three businesses: Faurecia Seating, Faurecia Interiors, and Faurecia Clean Mobility.

10 Automotive Leaders You Can’t Miss at CES 2019

Veoneer, Inc.

  • Founded: 2018
  • Headquarters: Sweden
  • Employees: 5,001–10,000
  • Website:

Another tech company from Stockholm, Veoneer is a newcomer in the automotive field (in 2018, it spun off from Autoliv). Despite that, they have an extensive portfolio of products including active safety systems, brake systems, and restraint control systems. Veoneer produces radar, night vision, electronic controls, human-machine interfaces, and other technologies. The Mercedes A-Class is equipped with a Veoneer camera. Recently, the company has signed a contract for an advanced electronic control unit for robo-taxis.

That’s the Intellias guide to automotive tech companies at CES 2019. Follow us and let’s find out what new and exciting technologies the industry can offer today. By the way, our automotive expert Victor Haydin will be available for coffee and a chat. Feel free to arrange a meeting with him in advance.

See you at CES 2019!

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