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Wuxi expats sample IoT technologies

chinadaily.com.cn| Sep 16, 2018

           

A group of expats living in Wuxi, Jiangsu province visited the city's 2018 World Internet of Things (WIOT) Expo on Sept 15, experiencing some of the latest cutting-edge technologies.

The expo, which has been held in Wuxi for the past two years, has become China's top internet of things (IoT) event and showcases the latest products, technologies, models and development trends related to the IoT.

The four-day expo includes one main summit, one IoT applications and production exhibition, 10 high-level forums, and 16 additional activities.

IoT is a computing concept which involves physical objects, particularly everyday items, being connected to the internet –– enabling different objects to interact with each other.

Wuxi has become a hub for IoT technologies and examples of IoT applications are everywhere, including sharing bikes and unmanned stores.  

The lucky group of expats appeared to enjoy their time at the expo, with many of them trying out the various gadgets on display, such as 3D printers and virtual driving technology.

"I really enjoyed the virtual driving experience. It was very cool to be able to go through all stages of driving behind the wheel," said Mark Jeremy Clifton, a teacher from the United Kingdom. 

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Participants pose for a group photo at the 2018 WIOT Expo on Spet 15. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Expats show interests in the drone technology. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Expats showcase the 3D printing products. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]