BMW, Mercedes-Benz Cancel In-Person CES Plans Over COVID Concerns

BMW and Mercedes-Benz join an expanding list of prominent companies selecting to alter plans for the 2022 Customer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Neither firm will certainly have an in-person visibility at the show as a result of worries concerning the quick spike of COVID-19 instances, spurred by the Omicron alternative currently sweeping the USA.

BMW was anticipated to display a concept for color-changing body panels, as well as a high-tech in-vehicle movie theater system. The iX M60 was likewise reported to show up at the show. BMW will rather hold digital events in lieu of appearing at the program.

BMW launched a main statement on its decision:

For many years, the BMW Team has actually been presenting innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As a result of the pandemic circumstance, the BMW Team will certainly relocate all prepared media activities at CES to a completely digital program livestreamed from Germany.

Mercedes-Benz has also supposedly tipped far from CES, according to Cnet. Motor1.com has called Mercedes-Benz for verification on the choice and also any type of updates on CES-related activities that may switch to an all-digital style. We already know the car manufacturer will reveal its Vision EQXX Principle on January 3.

The German brands join General Motors in the vehicle world of CES cancelations. The brand-new Chevrolet Silverado EV was slated to debut at the event; the debut will still occur though it will be an on the internet occasion. When it comes to other automakers, Hyundai is still on the docket for an in-person display screen at the show, featuring its curious small-use mobility system to name a few things. Chrysler will certainly also go to, debuting its Air flow electric crossover concept.

CES 2022 is slated to run January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas. Attendees at the program have to be fully immunized versus COVID-19 and wear a mask at all times when inside. On-site screening will additionally be offered.