Dashboard touchscreens, electric cars: New auto tech revs up CES 2021 | Autos

The atmosphere at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually due to the pandemic, struck a different tone than in years past. Without hordes of tech-hungry onlookers jockeying for position through packed convention center halls, automakers appeared more reserved in their proclamations for the future.

Several high-profile exhibitors — such as Ford, Honda and Toyota — opted to sit out this year.

The automakers that did present focused on advanced infotainment systems and electric vehicles, some of which you’ll be able to see on dealer lots this year.

Here are some of the top car tech features Edmunds’ experts saw at CES 2021.

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Trends at the virtual 2021 CES gadget conference included COVID-related robots, more uses for 5G technology, AI infused in everything, and TVs that can bend.

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