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Eurovia UK director attends global innovation and technology show
global innovation and technology show - Yogesh Patel  (1)
Eurovia UK’s Business Process Improvement Director, Yogesh Patel, was amongst a group of more than 20 executives from across VINCI to recently go on a learning expedition to the world-renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) in Las Vegas.

The expedition was organized by Leonard, the VINCI Group’s foresight and innovation hub.


CES – the International Consumer Electronic Show – features products from all facets of tech, including augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, sensor technologies, autonomous vehicles, 5G communications, artificial intelligence software, drones and robotics. Many of these technologies are here already or are just over the horizon and will bring new opportunities to our UK business.


Among the innovations at the show was AheadM – a safety helmet attachment with Bluetooth functionality that creates an inductive speaker straight to the head, meaning operatives can communicate without removing ear protection.


Also on show was Valeo Xtraview camera system, which makes trailers virtually transparent, meaning the driver doesn’t need a banksman, and a retrofitted stand-alone device fitted to traffic signals, which can detect vulnerable pedestrians and automatically allow them more crossing time.


Yogesh said: “We are not just looking at emerging technologies, but more importantly how we can implement these it to improve our business and create new opportunities. Exhibits ranging from connected and automotive vehicles to exoskeletons that could be used to improve the safety for our workforce carrying out repetitive activities were demonstrated. These are exactly the types of new technology we want to use to improve the services we offer our clients in the coming years.”