notes from the field: first day of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

first day of Conexpo-CON/AGG

I’ve been to more CES and Comdex shows than I care to remember, but none of those experiences prepared me for the sheer size and scale of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. With its massive machines and huge crowds filling the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, it more than lives up to its billing as the largest construction event in North America. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the largest of its type in the world.

The VIA booth was quite modest in comparison with those of the industry giants, but we still succeeded in attracting a lot of interest in our VIA Mobile360 in-vehicle safety systems – most notably the Dynamic Moving Object Detection and Surround View System demos at the front of it. As one guy who works in the demolition industry explained to me, cameras are the future. Once you start using machinery with them pre-installed, you soon find yourself wanting to put them in all your equipment to better monitor safety and make sure that work is being carried out according to spec.

 

Just like Work Truck Show 2020 last week, this is the first CONEXPO-CON/AGG that we’ve attended. So far we’ve been we’ve been really impressed with the event and have a learned a lot listening to people in the industry tell us their specific needs. Having the right Computer Vision and AI system technology is only the first (but vital) step in the process. Making sure it is easy to deploy and delivers tangible business value for the target use cases is even more important.

If you do happen to be at the show, please feel free to stop by booth #B90725 in the Bronze Hall and take a look at our VIA Mobile360 in-vehicle safety systems. Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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