Planes, autonomous cars and a robot to combat “Covid-19” in the...

Planes, autonomous cars and a robot to combat “Covid-19” in the...
Planes, autonomous cars and a robot to combat “Covid-19” in the...
: Hamdi Saad

Etisalat Group confirmed that all its investment plans in the country are proceeding according to the established plans related to the state’s coverage of 5G networks and all operations that keep pace with the country’s strategies for digital transformation, and the effective and continuous contribution to adopting and supporting the government’s strategies and vision, especially during the year of preparation for the next fifty.
Ahmed Bin Ali, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Etisalat Group, said during a media tour to introduce the most important technologies presented by the Etisalat Pavilion at GITEX 2020, Etisalat Group will continue to offer the latest communication services and digital and innovative solutions, which are the pillars of the smart future. For all industries and sectors, in view of the rapid changes witnessed by business models that are more digital and smart than ever before.

The future of mobility

During the tour, Ibn Ali reviewed the new mobility models supported by the fifth generation technology in commercial flights, whether regional or domestic, which will change the features of mobility around the world. One of the most prominent technologies presented by the «Etisalat» pavilion: the Hyundai SA- flying taxi 1 Fully electric, intended for use inside cities and in remote areas, which takes only 5 to 7 minutes to charge, and can reach a speed of up to 290 km per hour, and a flight of 100 km, and an altitude of 1000 to 2000 feet.
And the mobility section included on the communications wing an “AirCar” self-driving plane of a lightweight design, which could fly 72 km in each cargo operation; It can be charged to 80% in just 15 minutes, which is enough to fly from one end of the city to the other.
The pavilion displayed the latest BMW innovations for the future of autonomous driving, through two different versions of future cars, an all-electric bicycle, and the BMW car is environmentally friendly with zero emissions, a 600-hp engine, a top speed of 300 km / h, and an acceleration from 0 to 100. Km / h in just 3 seconds.
The wing featured the RinSpeed ​​autonomous MetroSnap bus, which can also be used for self-service delivery of parcels, as well as the Wingcopter autonomous plane, which is being shown for the first time in the world at the Etisalat wing, and is the fastest unmanned aircraft that embodies the experience of moving from drones. Conventional to dedicated delivery aircraft; To constitute a quantum leap for the logistics services sector.
The section also included the autonomous Park Rover vehicle, intended for the transportation of passengers and tourists, which is part of a self-driving system integrated with a mobile application and cloud services that allow passengers to request the vehicle and pay fees via the mobile application.


Ibn Ali emphasized that «Etisalat» is a major contributor to the empowerment and development of the health care sector. Among the technologies presented by the «Etisalat» wing is the Hero arm of Open Bionic, the first electronic prosthetic arm in the world that is medically accredited with 3D printing equipped with motion sensors Muscles.
The Smart Healthcare division also included Panasonic’s self-driving wheelchair that senses people and barriers in its way, and the Cloudpick smart pharmacy, which is the first self-operating pharmacy with computer vision technologies, NuEyes E + 2 glasses for the visually impaired are one of the leading smart healthcare solutions in addition to The “WeWalk” stick, which helps the visually impaired to walk independently and safely.

High demand for robots

Ibn Ali added that the wing includes a smart and independent Aimbot robot, so it is designed to work in enclosed spaces to combat epidemics and prevent viruses, and it is equipped with multiple sensors that allow it to move independently, interact with people, measure body temperature, and automatically spray sterilizers in closed spaces, which It has been used by many organizations and bodies to combat the “Covid 19” pandemic.


Ibn Ali indicated that Etisalat was keen to display the latest digital educational solutions, which would allow for the follow-up of log-in and student attendance using artificial intelligence and facial recognition settings in the virtual education window. As these devices will be linked to the attendance server connected to a camera, in order to calculate the number of students, and analyze their personalities, especially in terms of activity and effectiveness.

Smart Retail

Ibn Ali affirmed that Etisalat is a major contributor to integrating communications and systems solutions into all future retail services, through the 5G network, support solutions dedicated to the retail sector, and the latest contactless payments solutions to keep pace with global developments, such as face-to-face payment technology and application development. And the introduction of new and advanced payment methods.

Flexible business solutions

Etisalat Digital offers services that are characterized by a unique combination of flexibility. It adopts the ultra-fast 5G network, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, so that it has a large and profound impact on how business is performed, by looking at how the industrial end computing integrates with other capabilities and infrastructure. The 5G infrastructure, with the aim of reducing latency and avoiding data transmission outside the factory.

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