Mercedes, BMW, IBM, Panasonic to skip in-person events at CES 2022
While Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the governing body on CES, plans to go ahead with the show, several tech companies like OnePlus, AMD, MSI, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo, T-Mobile, AT&T, Meta, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok, Pinterest, Alphabet-owned Waymo, along with several media outlets, will not attend the consumer electronics show. "Out of an abundance of caution, BMW will move all planned media activities at CES to a fully online programme from Germany on January 5," BMW said in a statement to The Verge.
Apple hires ex-Mercedes engineers for 'Apple Car' team: Report
According to MacRumors, these engineers are now working as product design engineers at Apple's Special Projects Group, hired presumably for the 'Apple Car'. Mercedes has already worked with Apple as it adds CarPlay and Apple Music features to its range. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier claimed that the launch of Apple Car is unlikely to happen until 2025-2027.