The road to autonomy now has a carpool lane: CES 2018 wrap-up

Power outage at CES leaves parts of Las Vegas Convention Center in the dark

Heavy rainfall was to blame for the power outage that impacted the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday, according to officials with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The blackout affected two halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center bringing a major portion of the conference to a halt on the second day of the week-long event.

TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos, who's in attendance at CES, said: "Some stands still had light, thanks to generators, but they've now run out of power". It added that it was "working hard to resolve this and appreciate your patience". We are opening Central Hall.

"After coming to CES for so many years with all of the power draw that this show puts on, I was surprised that happened because it's never happened before to my knowledge", says Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing for LG Electronics USA. The Tesla booth appears to be making the most out of an unfortunate situation, and this violin player at the Intel booth seems to still be having an okay time.

Update: Things appear to have gone from bad to worse.

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After about an hour, only the south and north halls in the plaza were without power. The CTA is now recommending that people check out all of the exhibitors outside.

Power outage causes attendees to evacuate Central Hall at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 2018. Even still, at least the power was restored shortly thereafter.

(1:00PM PT) We're hearing that the power is slowly kicking back on. In a hilarious twist, the event lost power for nearly two hours, leading to some areas getting closed.

In a statement, CES organiser, the Consumer Technology Association, blamed the outage on recent heavy rainfall which caused condensation on the venue's roof to short circuit one of the facility's transformers.

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