Wialon at GITEX GLOBAL 2023: telematics and AI in the spotlight

30 October, 2023
Alena Kalionava

On October 16–20, Dubai, a city synonymous with futuristic marvels, hosted GITEX GLOBAL 2023, one of the most iconic tech events globally. Now in its 43rd edition, the expo continues to be a hotspot for tech enthusiasts, startups, corporations, and investors from around the world. For five days, the Dubai World Trade Center transformed into a tech wonderland, with 41 exhibition halls showcasing the best in artificial intelligence, telematics, cybersecurity, mobility, sustainability, and more. The theme this year was AI and its boundless potential. Read on as we wrap up the key moments of GITEX GLOBAL 2023.

Wialon IoT zone: the tradition continues

Participating in GITEX GLOBAL has become a cherished tradition for Wialon — this year marks a decade since our debut in 2013. A day before the tech show, we organized Telematics Dubai 2023, a partner networking event, setting the stage for what was to come at the expo. Then, our team headed to the Dubai World Trade Centre bringing the massive Wialon IoT zone co-hosted with leading GPS hardware manufacturers. Our shared goal was to introduce visitors to the most advanced IoT solutions and hardware available today.

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The essence of the Wialon IoT zone: networking, innovations, and opportunities

One of the Wialon IoT zone’s highlights was the opportunity to engage with top industry players, each bringing their unique product portfolios and expertise to the forefront.

A-Telematics showcased diverse IoT products, including advanced GPS padlocks, AI video cameras, and GPS trackers. In parallel, Escort and Tracer captured significant attention with their vast array of sensors. Yuwei, a prominent player in pre and after-installation markets, presented its product portfolio, supported by an impressive collection of patents and software copyrights. Visitors also eagerly explored the exhibits of Queclink, Navtelecom, Gosuncn, and Technoton, discovering various offerings on display.

For yet another year, our co-exhibitors were thrilled to showcase their products alongside us — and we were delighted to have them. We invite technology partners and community members to join us at the Wialon IoT zone next year.

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Test-driving the latest GPS hardware and exploring Wialon firsthand

The Wialon IoT zone also provided guests with the opportunity to witness Wialon in action and see how it can analyze hundreds of parameters, including fuel consumption, driving quality, temperature, engine status, and much more. Our booth buzzed with lively conversations, drawing in visitors interested in the telematics industry, eager to explore our product and discuss the latest news and trends. Throughout the event, we also enjoyed multiple productive meetings with Wialon partners — GITEX GLOBAL provided an ideal platform for us to catch up and elaborate on new opportunities.

AI to shape the future of fleet management?

GITEX GLOBAL 2023 was not just about showcasing breakthroughs — it was also a platform for setting trends and discussing the future of tech. The event theme, 'Imagine AI in everything,' underscored the pivotal role of artificial intelligence across various industries, including fleet management.

Indeed, AI can bring a lot of benefits to the industry, increasing operational efficiency, enhancing safety protocols, and driving sustainability. For instance, AI-driven predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms can streamline route planning, reduce delivery delays, and optimize overall fleet performance. Predictive models anticipate traffic patterns, weather conditions, and other variables, providing real-time route recommendations. AI-powered sensor technologies and data analytics offer deep insights into driver behavior, vehicle performance, and maintenance requirements, proactively identifying risks of accidents and increasing vehicle uptime.

Wialon is actively working on AI integration across the system, with plans for additional AI-driven functionalities in 2024. Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Head of Wialon, shared the big-picture outlook.

Aliaksandr Kuushynau

Aliaksandr Kuushynau
Head of Wialon

"We envision that AI will be widely utilized in fleet management in the near future, with an increasing number of logistics companies embracing AI-powered solutions to optimize their operations, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance fleet performance.

As part of our commitment to innovation, we have been diligently working on the implementation of AI in various components of the Wialon system to empower users with advanced analytical insights and predictive capabilities. Some AI-driven tools within Wialon are already accessible, exemplifying our efforts to leverage AI for the continuous improvement of fleet management practices."

Other trends discussed at the expo

In addition to the exciting developments in telematics and AI, several other trends drew significant interest at GITEX GLOBAL 2023:

  • Video telematics for increased safety: video telematics has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing fleet security. It allows for real-time driver behavior monitoring, accident detection, and proactive risk management.
  • Transition to next-gen connectivity: the sunset of 2G and 3G networks has been a significant disruptor in the industry, encouraging fleets to replace outdated trackers, embrace new software tools, and integrate advanced technologies into their business operations. This transition toward next-generation connectivity has prompted a broader re-evaluation of fleet management strategies, fostering a climate of innovation and digital transformation.
  • Regulations driving change: a surge in local regulations has influenced fleets to adopt specific technologies and methodologies into their operational frameworks. These regulations aim to enhance safety standards, optimize fuel consumption, and reduce emissions.
  • Embracing sustainability: more and more fleet managers are prioritizing eco-friendly practices and green technologies, such as the integration of EVs, implementation of fuel-efficient strategies, and adoption of renewable energy sources.

Wialon's presence at GITEX GLOBAL has consistently captured the attention of expo attendees, and this year was no exception. Once again, the event proved to be an extraordinary platform for collaboration, innovation, and inspiration. We were thrilled to stand shoulder to shoulder with telematics leaders in the Wialon IoT zone, collectively setting industry trends. The show also highlighted the immense potential of AI in fleet management, paving the way for a future that is not only more efficient but also safer and eсo-friendly. As we eagerly anticipate what lies ahead, it's clear that events like GITEX GLOBAL continue to push the boundaries of what technology can bring to the table.

That's how we’ve wrapped up the 2023 expo season — but the Wialon event season is far from over. In November, our team is heading to Portugal to participate in the Fleet Europe Summit, and in December, we'll be welcoming partners from around the world to Telematics Vilnius 2023. In the meantime, until next year, Dubai!

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Alena Kalionava
Alena Kalionava
Alena is Content Marketer at Gurtam. With 5+ years of experience in crafting content for tech companies, she ensures that every piece is both compelling and informative.


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