The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo Displayed Ground-Breaking Smart Technologies

The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo Displayed Ground-Breaking Smart Technologies

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It was a fascinating event where the specific and specialized hardware and software came together to perform certain amazing tasks that are beneficial to the users and the community.

 The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo, held during March 27-30, 2018 in Taipei (Taiwan), had a total of 210 exhibitors and 2050 booths, which in the ‘smart city’ expos category is the largest in the world right now. The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo was specially oriented towards B2B, and showcased IoT solutions that are tailored to clients’ needs, including household appliances, gadgets, automotive, and more.

It was a fascinating event where the specific and specialized hardware and software came together to perform certain amazing tasks that are beneficial to the users and the community.

Here are some of the smart technologies at The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo that really caught our interests of the business visitors.

ASUS Life AiNurse: ASUS, the brand which is renowned for its PC components, laptops and mobile phone is present here under a different name – ASUS Life. Established in 2016, ASUS Life is responsible for the development and operation of precision medical products. It utilizes ASUS cloud platform in the development of PhenoFinder and OmniCare products to improve the quality of the healthcare industry. Here at 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo, ASUS Life has showcased its latest collaboration with IBM Watson, the AiNurse virtual care robots. The AiNurse enables a personalized experience that is based on a patient’s condition using sensory devices attached to their body. The information collected from the patient is then stored in a smart medical database for future reference.

Patients can interact with the AiNurse via voice control, ASUS Zenbo or texts for requests or to report any kind abnormality. The collected information is then processed to assist healthcare provider to interact with patients instantly and provide care services in a timely manner.

Acer Smart Parking System: Acer showcased its smart parking system with distinct features in their smart parking system: firstly, it can detect if the parking space is occupied. The system also includes a license plate capturing system. After that, it even detects how long the vehicle has been parked there. Say, after a few hours, you forgot where your car is. You launch the app on your phone, find back the location where you’ve parked. You can pay online since the smart parking system knows how long the vehicle was parked.

In case of theft and the car is stolen, you can even know where and when the car was driven out of the parking spot. When the stolen car is parked somewhere else, you can detect where it is parked too.

LiteOn Smart City Management System: LiteOn, a reputed manufacturer of 1 WiFi module for surveillance cameras, developed a smarter public surveillance closed-circuit television camera system to detect accidents. If there is a camera that detects an accident, then it will automatically lodge a report. Once the appropriate government bodies are alerted, ambulances and police can assist.

It can even have smart sensors scattered around the city. These sensors can send data to alert data centers, so that they can analyze for natural disasters like floods or storms. If these sensors are installed in buildings, they can even notify the firefighters if a fire breaks out. If a street only has one or two cars passing by per hour, then there’s no need for the light to be functioning at full brightness all the time. The system dims the lights down to 30% brightness when there is no car passing.

The other highlights of the Smart City Summit & Expo 2018:

The exhibition showcased best innovative practices accelerated through cross-industry and cross-domain collaborations. Driven by IoT innovations and accelerated by cross-industry and cross-domain collaborations, this year’s exhibition featured Smart Healthcare Expo, Intelligent Building Expo, and Future Education Expo. The vision is to turn SCSE into Asia’s largest smart city platform.

• Smart Healthcare Expo (SHE) featured: Hospital Superintendents Conference: This event brought together more than 60 hospital directors from prestigious hospitals to discuss about international cooperation on healthcare services in Asia-Pacific and the experience exchange of smart hospital. Taiwan’s Smart hospital development.

• Healthcare Interactive Pavilion: Showcased various simulations of Smart Hospital applications, from general wards to operating rooms and Intensive Care Units and across care teams, inviting global suppliers and industry leaders such as Tatung Medical Healthcare Technologies Co, Qisda, Advantech Co, MiTAC Information Technology Corp, ASUS Life Corporation, iMedtac Company Limited to present innovations through hands-on, interactive demo-stations.

• Intelligent Building Expo (IBE) featured innovative applications which centered around community centers and smart homes. Asia Pacific Smart City and Intelligent Green Building Forum featured high-profile keynote speakers travelling from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, and China.

• Future ED showcased applications of digital educational platforms applied in elementary schools as well as a panel discussion.

• This year 12 major cities set up their city pavilions, including Kyoto, Japan; Catalonia, Spain; and cities from the UK, France, Australia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Poland, Russia, Mexico, Mongolia. For Taiwan’s key pavilions, county and city governments including Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien and Yilan are setting up their independent pavilions.

• Registered attendees and overseas buyers, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers attending Smart City Summit & Expo 2018, through a new business matching space, the business visitors had a chance to meet potential business partners from more than 50 countries across the world – from the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Russia, and more.

• To promote the exchange of experience in the construction of smart cities in various cities around the world, and experiment with the idea of creating cities as living labs, Taipei City invited cities such as New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, as well as cities of Japan, South Korea, Russia, Australia, UK, France, Greece, the Czech Republic, El Salvador to jointly organize and attend a ‘Global Organization of SMARTCITY’- GO SMART


The world is looking forward to see more implementation of smart city solutions in the near future, but implementing smart solutions for smart city transformation requires a good platform. The 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo was truly an eye catching experience. By the display of IoT and its relevant smart solutions, the exhibition allowed people to take a deeper look into how the technology really benefits people in the future.