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CES 2023: Arnold Schwarzenegger takes to the stage for BMW keynote

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He played probably the most memorable machines in sci-fi movie history. 

Now, the star of the Terminator movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has appeared on stage to plug BMW’s latest AI-inspired automotive.

The actor and former governor of California took to the stage through the German automobile firm’s keynote address at CES 2023 in Las Vegas on Wednesday. 

‘Arnie’ was then joined on stage by BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, who introduced the firm’s latest colour-changing automotive, the BMW i Vision Dee. 

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during BMW’s keynote at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday. Arnie was then joined on stage by BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, who unveiled the firm’s latest colour-changing automotive, the BMW i Vision Dee

What’s E-ink? 

E-ink is similar technology that was mainly utilized by e-readers equivalent to Amazon Kindle. 

It gets its name since it resembles the text and color scheme of newspapers and books. 

BMW’s latest colour-changing automotive, the i Vision Dee, is fitted with full-colour E-ink technology.  

An ‘E-paper’ film is applied to the body of the vehicle to create the colour-changing body. 

The electrical vehicle sport sedan uses electronic ink to transition between 32 colors, including purple, pink, yellow, white and red.  

BMW describes BMW i Vision Dee because the ‘next level of human-machine interaction’. 

‘Dee’ stands for ‘digital emotional experience’ and underlines the growing ‘importance of the bond’ between humans and machines. 

Nevertheless, the vehicle is merely an idea and it’s going to not be placed on sale, based on the firm. 

‘With the i Vision Dee, we’re showcasing what is feasible when hardware and software merge,’ said BMW CEO Oliver Zipse. 

‘In this fashion, we’re able to take advantage of the total potential of digitalisation to remodel the automotive into an intelligent companion. 

‘That’s the long run for automotive manufacturers and likewise for BMW – the fusion of the virtual experience and real driving.’ 

Schwarzenegger previously partnered with BMW, appearing because the Greek god Zeus in an ad for the BMW iX aired through the Super Bowl last yr.

‘I’m so excited to be a part of this whole project and a part of BMW and promoting this whole thing,’ he said. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared during the German automobile firm's keynote address at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday

Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared through the German automobile firm’s keynote address at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday

'Retiring from Mount Olympus to Palm Springs, Zeus is completely underwhelmed by all earthly electric things ¿ until he meets the all-electric BMW iX M60,' the car company said on its website

Schwarzenegger appeared because the Greek god Zeus in an ad for the BMW iX aired through the Super Bowl last yr

The BMW i Vision Dee concept car is displayed during a preview on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at CES in Las Vegas

The BMW i Vision Dee concept automotive is displayed during a preview on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at CES in Las Vegas

The electric vehicle sport sedan uses electronic ink to transition between 32 colours, including purple, pink, yellow, white and red

The electrical vehicle sport sedan uses electronic ink to transition between 32 colors, including purple, pink, yellow, white and red 

BMW describes BMW i Vision Dee as 'next level of human-machine interaction' and 'a vision of the distant future'

BMW describes BMW i Vision Dee as ‘next level of human-machine interaction’ and ‘a vision of the distant future’ 

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The brand new automotive uses E-ink, which is most well-known from the displays utilized in e-readers, equivalent to Amazon’s Kindle. 

The body of the BMW i Vision Dee is split into ‘microcapsules’ – spherical particles with a diameter akin to the thickness of a human hair.  

These microcapsules contain color pigments that, depending on the chosen setting, are stimulated by the use of an electrical field.

This causes certain color pigments to gather on the surface of every microcapsule, giving the automotive body the specified shade. 

When asked in regards to the purpose of a colour-changing automotive, BMW told MailOnline that it was ‘a vision of the distant future’. 

‘At BMW, we’re at all times attempting to push the envelope, which also means exploring all points of revolutionary materials,’ a spokesperson said.  

At CES last yr, BMW unveiled the iX Flow, which uses E-ink to alter from black to white. 

Now, the firm has expanded this to multi-colour exterior, which is configurable based on the person’s tastes – although the color can only be modified when the automotive is stationary. 

BMW i Vision Dee also has a variety of other futuristic features that ‘exploit the total potential of digitalisation’. 

The new car uses E-ink, which is most well-known from the displays used in e-readers, such as Amazon's Kindle

The brand new automotive uses E-ink, which is most well-known from the displays utilized in e-readers, equivalent to Amazon’s Kindle

The fetching vehicle is merely a concept and so it will not be put on sale, according to the firm

The fetching vehicle is merely an idea and so it’s going to not be placed on sale, based on the firm 

Stella Clark of BMW AG stands next to the BMW i Vision Dee concept car as it displays a fetching purple and green cheqeured pattern

Stella Clark of BMW AG stands next to the BMW i Vision Dee concept automotive because it displays a fetching purple and green cheqeured pattern

BMW i Vision Dee is pictured at CES 2023 next to a Herbie, the Love Bug 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from the television series 'Knight Rider'

BMW i Vision Dee is pictured at CES 2023 next to a Herbie, the Love Bug 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from the tv series ‘Knight Rider’

Inside, the full-surface windscreen display may be used to ‘merge reality with virtual reality’ by becoming a digital dashboard. 

Drivers can control the display and select how much digital content they wish to see using touch sensors on a panel next to the steering wheel. 

The display incorporates graphical elements, light and sound effects so the automotive and the motive force ‘can interact in the best forms’.  

BMW i Vision Dee may project a picture of the motive force’s avatar onto the side window, viewable to people outside. 

And dimmable windows can be used to ‘fade out reality’, although that is designed for when the automotive just isn’t being driven. 

Inside, the BMW i Vision Dee has been deliberately pared down with digital features replacing analogue features equivalent to dials and buttons, the firm says. 

BMW i Vision Dee can also project an image of the driver’s avatar onto the side window, viewable to people outside

BMW i Vision Dee may project a picture of the motive force’s avatar onto the side window, viewable to people outside

The full-surface windscreen display inside the car can be used to merge reality with virtual reality

The total-surface windscreen display contained in the automotive may be used to merge reality with virtual reality

As for why it’s created a automotive that is not going to go on sale, BMW says it demonstrates ‘the considerable potential of a technology not previously utilized in the automotive sector’.

CES is commonly a showground for technology that can never change into available or find a way to be mass-produced, although other products hit the market in the subsequent few years. 

CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 5-8 and features about 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest services and products to greater than 100,000 attendees. 

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CES 2023: Supermarket gadget can reveal if bananas and avocados have gone off in under a second 

Shoppers will now not need to squeeze their fruit and veg in British supermarkets to guess how ripe it’s, due to technology being showcased at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. 

Three of the UK’s biggest retailers are in talks to put in latest state-of-the-art scanners that predict the shelf life to inside a day.

Customers will find a way to easily pick up an item – equivalent to an avocado or mango – and put it under a machine that scans it with an infra-red beam.

In under a second, a screen above will flash up with a rating out of a 100 revealing how ripe it’s and estimate the variety of days until it goes off.

Three of the UK's biggest retailers are in talks to install new state-of-the-art scanners that predict the shelf life to within a day. Pictured, what the product will look like in shops

Three of the UK’s biggest retailers are in talks to put in latest state-of-the-art scanners that predict the shelf life to inside a day. Pictured, what the product will appear to be in shops

Dutch company OneThird say their invention will stop the massive levels of food waste that cost retailers and consumers billions of kilos every yr globally.

The ‘ripeness checker’ might be used for soft, exotic, and stone fruit and vegetables, that are particularly susceptible to spoilage.

Using infra-red, the machine scans the product on a molecular level, for instance its water, sugar, and starch content.

Sophisticated AI then compares this to tons of of 1000’s of other examples on its database and see how similar items fared.

The accuracy of the machine – which is anticipated to find a way to predict the shelf lifetime of ten fruit and vegetables by the top of the yr – relies on what’s being tested.

For avocados, a rating will appear on the screen from zero to 100 – with those scoring over 70 prone to go off in 4 to 5 days for instance and people within the mid-range around two to a few days.

For strawberries nevertheless the machine will find a way to narrow its estimate all the way down to a day.

OneThird founder Marco Snikkers told the Day by day Mail they were in talks with three major British retailers to put in the machines, though he wouldn’t reveal exactly who.

But he said all were already using the machines of their supply chains.  

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