Summer sunshine, blue sky and clear water oversees crowds of tourists everywhere in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city (the Eco-city for short). Recently, with the Panda Smart Bus carrying passengers on the Eco-city, more and more tourists have begun to pay attention to the smart city model, and many people have come to the Eco-city to contact the smart technology facilities to experience smart life and intelligence. Tourism has begun to become a new bright spot in tourism industry in the Eco-city, pushing the industry to continue to grow stronger and bigger.
Smart experience spreads throughout the Eco-city.
At 9 o'clock on the morning of June 1, the reporter met the Qinhuangdao citizen Wu Ye who was waiting for the bus at the Smart Bus Station in the Eco-city Information Park. He told reporters that he is 32 years old and is particularly interested in smart cities. Before he heard that the Eco-city smart driving bus started operation, he took the children to experience it and accidentally, they had a special Children's Day.
As they conversed, a smart bus with a cute shape and a panda face came in. When Wu Ye got on the bus, the on-board staff prompted him to put his palm on the MPG recorder and enter the MPG information into the back-end database. The high-precision bio-intelligence recognition system can collect the human body organizational characteristics from 3 mm below the skin, matching and authentication, and then binding the payment account to open a secret payment, so that one can directly swipe the hand. "It's really an unexpected intelligent experience. This is the life I imagined. I don't have to take it with me when I go out." Wu Ye said excitedly to the reporter while visiting. "Look, the car is big enough and spacious enough. There are so many cameras as well as large and small screens! There are also vending machines, which are really smart."
After nearly 20 minutes of driving, the vehicles are docked at the next stop of the smart facilities they will experience, the China-Singapore Friendship Library. "We have heard about the China-Singapore Friendship Library. I heard that self-service devices are everywhere, and one can navigate and borrow books, and return the book by one’s face. At the same time, there is a free-traveling intelligent robot to take small pictures for readers, as well as a brand new technological shuttle car system. I believe that both adults and children can find a smart experience that suits them," Wu Ye told reporters.
In addition to the Panda Smart Bus and the Sino-Singapore Friendly Library, it is becoming more and more common for visitors to come to the Eco-city to experience smart facilities. For example, if you are hungry, you can go to the Jingdong X Future Restaurant to experience the robot chef cooking. If you want to drink water, you can go to the Jingdong unmanned supermarket to experience the shopping by swiping your face. After the meal, you can go to the community center to have face-to-face communication and experience with robots as well as other elements of the smart city.
Smart elements lead the industry upgrade.
Smart tourism is an inevitable choice for the transformation and upgrading of the tourism industry and the improvement of quality and efficiency. As the founding unit of the national tourism demonstration zone, the Eco-city is not only providing more and more intelligent experiences, but also embracing the intelligence of tourism facilities and tourism services while expecting the smart elements to lead the industry upgrade.
The reporter learned that with the application of modern information technology such as mobile Internet, traditional tourist distribution and consulting services have been difficult to meet the needs of tourists. The Eco-city is building a smart tourist service system in accordance with the four-level model. The first level is a main tourist service center, the second level an important scenic area and cultural venue tourist service center, the third level a commercial and community smart service station, and the fourth level a smart travel terminal service. After the completion of the four-level system, it will form a smart travel service network with full coverage to provide visitors with convenient, refined and efficient services. At present, the tourist service center is actively under construction.
The Eco-city official travel online service platform - Ecological Intelligence Tour has also been officially launched last year. The platform integrates all the tourism information of the Eco-city. Visitors can enjoy the intelligent service of tourism information browsing, electronic map application, virtual travel experience, real-time ticket purchase, professional guide explanation and other online services to open the smart journey of the Eco-city.
Eco-city's various tourism projects are also constantly adding smart elements. For example, the Marine Museum of China, which has just been commissioned, incorporates the management and application of smart museums into its daily operations. The audience wants to visit and can make an appointment via mobile phone. After entering the venue through the smart gate scanning code, one can see the smart navigation service station, and one can also choose the full self-guided equipment rental service. The audience can use the mobile phone applications such as WeChat and Alipay to complete the rental according to the information on the big screen of the service station. The mini program called National Maritime Museum in Hands can provide viewers with a variety of different route planning methods. The audience can choose the appropriate preset tour route according to the theme of nature and humanities, different age levels and personal interests. Attractions such as TEDA Aircraft Theme Park and Fantawild World are also actively promoting the development of smart facilities and services.
“Smart tourism is an important part of the construction of a smart city in the Eco-city.” The relevant person in charge of the Eco-city Cultural Tourism Bureau told the reporter that the Eco-city will focus on smart tourism in the future, while improving the tourism hardware service, using the intelligent factor to optimize tourism software and services, establish smart travel app and tourism big data platform, integrate smart tourism into the industrial system, and promote the upgrade of regional tourism industry.