Day: January 6, 2022

CES 2022 was the best auto show in years

This story is part of CES, where CNET covers the latest news on the most incredible tech coming soon.

CES has always been on the fringes of auto-show culture, but over the past few years, automakers have steadily given more and more priority to Las Vegas in January. Despite a number of setbacks in 2022, including media and vendor pullouts over COVID-19 concerns, the show continued on, and the result could qualify as the best auto show in years.

It’s easy to see why CES matters more to automakers — and you, dear car-buying reader — every year. The line between automotive and consumer tech gets blurrier every day, whether it’s tech companies outside of automotive dipping their toes into cars or automakers content to find the most unique applications for their future vehicles. What you see here isn’t just science fiction; many of the innovations outlined

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Qualcomm aims to serve next-gen cars with Snapdragon Ride Vision and Digital Chassis

In context: Over the last several years, some of the most intriguing developments to come out of CES have been car related. From information-rich cockpit experiences to promises of assisted and autonomous driving, much of the headline-generating news from the last few shows has centered on the automobile. In fact, many have argued that the car industry is morphing into the next big segment of the tech business.

Companies like the Intel’s Mobileye, graphics giant Nvidia, and Qualcomm are all using CES 2022 to announce their newest offerings for the automotive industry, as well as important new partnerships with car makers and automotive suppliers.

In the case of Qualcomm, Snapdragon Ride Vision brings a new degree of simplicity and focus to automakers looking to offer safety-focused, computer-vision powered ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) capabilities to a broader range of cars, while the Snapdragon Digital Chassis taps into the demand for

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Why are used cars so expensive and when will cost go down?

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Certified pre-owned vehicles sit on display at an auto dealership in Miami. Used car shoppers have encountered sticker shock due to surging costs of the vehicles — and there is fear the spike in prices will continue.

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Used car shoppers have encountered sticker shock due to surging costs of the vehicles — and there is fear the spike in prices will continue.

Those shoppers, some of whom waver to the rising costs out of necessity, are not seeing red. The average price of a used car in November, according to automobile dealer Edmunds.com, was $29,011. It’s a sharp increase of 21.4% from the same time in 2020, when the average cost was $22,679.

More than 2 million used-car buyers are purchasing “vastly overpriced used vehicles,” monthly, KPMG said in a December report.

Here’s a look at the rising costs of used vehicles, which experts say

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