Eastly - Issue #13 | Smarter World 🧠

By Eastly.co | Asia Tech News • Issue #13

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From autonomous machines, robots and drones, to smart glasses - this week’s release is all about making our lives easier!


New Civil Drone Release by Geely Technology

The Aoshi XC25 civil drone

Date: 16 September, 2020

Geely Technology Group has released its new aviation strategy and announced the establishment of Wofei Changkong Technology Co., Ltd. with UAV and flying car R&D, production and operation as its main area of focus.

The company aims to provide customers with solutions for general aviation ecology such as public air transport, agriculture, forestry, etc. One of the company’s main announcements included the launch of the new Aoshi X-Chimera25 drone which with its long battery life and 300-400 kilometre range will allow large-area surveying, mapping, security inspections, and other functions.

Source: https://36kr.com/p/883507137758471

Alibaba Unveils Cloud-Enabled Mini-Computer "Wuying"

Launched by Alibaba Cloud, “Wuying” aims to be a palm-sized power house

Date: 17 September, 2020

Alibaba’s new mini-computer “Wuying” (aka “No Shadow”) will allow easier cloud service access and will aim to reduce computing power waste by more than 50%.

The cloud computer will have unlimited online expansions and upgrades as all “hardware” will be based in the cloud data centres. At the moment, the computer is only available for business customers with the aim of becoming accessible to the wider public in the near future.

Source: https://www.pingwest.com/w/218582

Xiaomanlv - Alibaba’s Answer to Automating Logistics

Alibaba Debuts First Logistics Robot Xiaomanlv for Better Last-Mile Delivery

AI + autonomous driving = 500 packages a day

Date: 17 September, 2020

Alibaba’s first logistics robot Xiaomanlv is looking to debut in logistics stations, airports, and tourist attractions to help with automated package delivery.

Xiaomanlv is capable of delivering up to 500 packages a day and can carry 50 parcels at a time. Its impressive range of 100 kilometres will allow single charge deliveries to offices, schools, and homes.

Source: https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/alibaba-debuts-first-logistics-robot-xiaomanlv-for-better-last-mile-delivery-

600,000 5G Stations By the End of 2020

man climbing on tower near buildings at daytime

Spawining “5Gs” at the speed of light

Date: 18 September, 2020

China is expecting to have more than 110 million 5G users and more than 600,000 5G base stations by the end of 2020.

With the steady progress and immense expansion of its 5G infrastructure, China believes 5G will connect more cities, power autonomous cars, and enable new mobile applications.

At the moment, Guandong operates the most 5G stations in China: according to the Chief of Guangdong Communication Administration - more than 36k stations have already been built and 35k stations are already in operation.

Source: https://en.pingwest.com/w/7793

‘Smart Glasses’ For Analysing Water in Fukushima

Smarter glasses for smarter work

Date: 20 September, 2020

“Smart Glasses” are now used by workers in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to analyse the surrounding environment and provide data for more safety and efficiency.

The wearable electronic glasses can provide information on work procedures, analytics, and can be easily navigated via voice input.

Source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200920_17/


Notes:

  • Fukushima: In 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and a 15-metre tsunami which shook the entire world. The accident resulted in a radioactive catastrophe with more than 2k disaster-related deaths and radioactive contamination of the surrounding areas. More than 100k people were evacuated from their homes with the possibility of no return.


Asia Markets

Investment opportunities in Asia amid pandemic

Markets Summary: https://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/world-indexes/asia-pacific

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