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As part of the Intel RISE Technology Initiative (IRTI), Intel is collaborating with GoodMaps to deliver a high-quality indoor wayfinding solution for people who are blind or visually impaired. Safely and effectively navigating indoor spaces results in greater independence and confidence when traveling. In this video, students at Portland State University share their experiences with the technology and how it has changed their lives for the better.
Intel continues to investigate volumetric mapping algorithms and advances in artificial intelligence to improve the precision and accuracy of GoodMaps’ commercial indoor wayfinding service. The IRTI reviews and funds projects related to health care, education and the economy with new, dedicated workstreams for social equity and human rights, accessibility and climate action.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
AIS, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and ZTE announced the world’s first 5G NR-DC (New Radio Dual Connectivity) showcase in the field with 2.6GHz and 26GHz, achieving 8.5Gbps peak downlink speed and 2.17Gbps peak uplink speed with a single mobile device.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, those of us who cover and attend CES were going from one press conference to the next; this year, we are at home going from link to link. Confusing and challenging, yes, but there are some advantages: no masks, only five steps to get to a restroom, being able to have three of four events or more displaying on your screens at the same time and being able to download press kits as needed. So far, many new devices are being introduced, but of course, they are all online, so you wonder if some of them really exist or are truly operational as yet.
Dan Feinberg, I-Connect007
CES 2021 starts today and this year there is no need for an overpriced hotel room in Vegas, no long lines to get a taxi or board a bus, and no crowded exhibit halls (one good thing this year). On the other hand, you must decide ahead of time what you want to see and make a reservation or appointment if you wish to have time and access assured.