Car Companies in Spotlight at CEA Patriots Dinner

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Audi TT 2015

Of the four tech companies chosen as featured presenters at the upcoming Digital Patriots Dinner, two are car companies.

The dinner is hosted each year by the  Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to honor government and industry leaders that support innovation in consumer electronics.

At the dinner, the CEA will also release, for the first time, an Innovation Scorecard that ranks states’ innovation friendliness.

Featured demonstrations at the Digital Patriots Dinner include:

  • AudiA modern classic, redesigned and reborn: The third generation of the iconic Audi TT with driving dynamics distinguishes itself as a genuine sports car. It also delivers technology innovations centered around its digital cockpit that set new standards of excellence.
  • MakerBotThe award-winning MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer – one of the most versatile 3D printers with Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet connectivity – offers a full-color LCD display, an on-board camera for monitoring printing tasks, compatibility with MakerBot Mobile for true remote printing and monitoring.
  • ParrotFitted with a 14 mega-pixel camera with fisheye lens, the Parrot Bebop Drone produces videos in Full HD 1080p with a 180° mobile camera and boasts fully digital image stabilizing technology to film during flight. Using a GPS system, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. Astoundingly stable without compromising the maneuverability, the Bebop Drone analyzes data from numerous sensors automatically producing a steady video.
  • VolkswagenThe 2015 e-Golf is Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. market and is part of Volkswagen’s Think Blue® holistic approach to sustainability and efficiency. The e-Golf achieves an EPA-estimated Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent of 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined. This makes the e-Golf the most fuel-efficient compact car in the U.S. according to the 2015 Most Fuel Efficient Cars by EPA Size Class list.

The Digital Patriots Dinner will also recognize Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, with awards in innovation. It will be held Tuesday, April 14 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  for more information visit

Digital Patriots Dinner
Tuesday, April 14
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.CES on the Hill
Wednesday, April 15
6-8 PM, with media preview at 5:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357)
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C.

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