Vacuum Cleaners/Electric Cleaning
Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.
iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.
Neato has launched two new Botvac Connected robotic vacuum models and expanded the functionality of its Botvac D7 robotic vacuum at the recent IFA show in Berlin.
Electrolux has divested its U.S.-based commercial and central vacuum cleaner businesses in North America, including the brands Sanitaire and Beam. The company said the decision is in line with the strategy of its business area Home Care & SDA to focus on global brands and product categories.
LG Electronics has established a major new Artificial Intelligence (AI) research lab in North America in collaboration with the University of Toronto.