The Consumer Electronics Show, a yearly technology conference held in Las Vegas, has come around again. Last year, more than 175,000 people came to CES to showcase and experience the latest innovations the tech world has to offer. And this year, for the first time, we’re here to help all those people get where they need to go.
CES takes place across more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space spanning several conference centers: the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center, The Venetian/Sands Expo, The Palazzo, The Renaissance Las Vegas, and more. As you can imagine, this makes it more than little difficult to get around. There are shuttles and other available public transportation options, but even so — there are only so many shuttles for 175,000 attendees.
That’s why we partnered with the Consumer Technology Association and Rhode Planning & Management Solutions to bring TransitScreen to everyone, making travel between different sessions and buildings a breeze. These URLs, able to be accessed on any mobile device, will display wait times for shuttles, the monorail, and taxis, as well as arrival times for the city’s buses.
In the past, it’s been a headache to get around — so much so that there are guides online for how to avoid the traffic. Not this year! Attendees can pull up our URLs on their phones and find out how long it’s going to take to get a taxi back to their hotel, if the LVCC Shuttle Loop is still running, or if there’s time to grab some food before getting on the Las Vegas Monorail.
You’ll be able to find the URLs on stickers and signage around the convention, as well as by connecting to beacons provided by our partner, Radius Networks. If you’re going to be there, bookmark them on your phone now! There are two different locations available: the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo. Starting Thursday morning, they’ll tell you everything you need to know.