The Internet-related section includes companies that adopt MR, AR, metaverse, and goggles
Augmented reality goggles, AI-powered helmets, intelligent vehicle-mounted systems and metaverse-related technologies are attracting attention at this year’s Light of Internet Expo, which kicked off Tuesday, a day before the Wuzhen World Internet Conference. .
415 companies and organizations from nearly 40 countries and regions display their latest products, technologies and solutions both online and offline during the exhibition. The event aims to create an important platform for international cooperation and exchanges in the digital economy sector.
The online food delivery platform of the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., ely.me, has showcased its smart helmets to delivery drivers to better protect their safety. The helmets, which act as smart voice aids, have built-in microphones and Bluetooth headphones to facilitate real-time interaction between carriers and consumers.
Featuring voice recognition technology, natural language processing systems, sensors, and safety lights, the helmets can convert in-app notifications into voice messages. Delivery drivers can communicate with customers through the helmet without using their smartphone.
“With the boom of the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, we want to create modalities that help people while ensuring their safety. Both helmets and smartphones are essential to the courier function, so we combined them together and expanded some new functions,” said Chen Beiming, an engineer from Ali’s Delivery Management Unit. Baba.
The helmets have been deployed in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces as well as Shanghai, Chen said, adding that the company plans to expand the smart helmets to about 100,000 couriers. “We will also step up efforts to develop new smart devices, such as food delivery boxes and electric motorcycles, to improve delivery services.”
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has unveiled its latest cutting-edge technology that enables users to control vehicles through their mobile phones at an attractive exhibition center.
Applications on smartphones include real-time navigation and streaming sites for video, photos and music, which can be transferred to vehicles, said Wen Liang, product manager of Vivo’s Vehicle Internet unit, adding that the company has teamed up with electric car makers Denza. and BYD to apply its new vehicle-mounted technology to a variety of models.
Other innovative technologies on display include the metaverse, which refers to a shared virtual environment or digital space created by technologies including virtual reality and augmented reality.
Powered by 5G-enabled mixed reality or MR technologies, Chinese telecom equipment company ZTE has launched a metaverse experience zone, where visitors can experience scenes from four seasons in Wuzhen, and enter virtual worlds with robots, spacecraft and other futuristic elements by wearing MR glasses.
At the exhibition, Japanese electronics maker Seiko Epson showcased its new generation of augmented reality glasses for industrial applications to meet the rapidly growing demand for remote assistance in the manufacturing sector.
The immersive augmented reality technology can support collaboration between on-site technicians and off-site experts to help enhance work efficiency, reduce costs and improve workplace safety, said Wen Junjie, augmented reality glasses sales manager at Epson China.
Wen said Epson has been in the augmented reality sector for more than 10 years, and added that the latest advanced image quality augmented reality glasses are expected to provide an immersive viewing experience for today’s remote workforce. He added that augmented reality glasses can be used in a wide range of sectors such as education, culture and tourism. The company also showcased its high-definition laser TVs during the exhibition.