Consumer electronics companies stage mini-convention on Capitol Hill

CAPITOL HILL (WJLA) - Listen up techies! Dozens of big name companies and smaller startups converged on Capitol Hill Wednesday night for a show-and-tell with lawmakers.

They unveiled new technologies that are transforming the way we live, work and play. It was an invite-only event. A sneak peak at latest gidgets and gadgets. CES on the Hill is Washington's version of the big consumer electronics show every year in Las Vegas. One local company hopes its technology will help lawmakers fight gridlock on the roads.

In the cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office building was teeming with new technology for lawmakers and staffers to check out.

One of the new technologies on display was RideScout, a mobile app that lays out multiple transportation options for users to get them from point to point faster. The app sorts taxi, public transportation and car sharing options and more by travel time and cost.