The 2022 Qatar World Cup will not only be about football this year, but also about 5 important new technologies that will be used for the first time. Qatar 2022 will be the first time an Arab country will host the World Cup. It will also be the first time the World Cup will take place in the middle of the European soccer season. All eight World Cup venues will be within an hour of each other, making for a compact World Cup, the first of its kind. But the World Cup in Qatar promises much more, especially in terms of technological innovation.
5 New Technologies We Will See in Qatar 2022
The fact that the event is being held in November makes little difference to Qatar. The indoor-outdoor temperature is set to maintain an optimum temperature of 26 degrees, no matter what the temperature outside.
Renewable Energy Solutions
Renewable energy solutions are being proposed for the massive stadium in various areas. Solar panels pre-positioned on the perimeter of the stadium and in parking lots will help meet the energy needs of the stadium and its surroundings. With these features, the 22nd FIFA World Cup will be the most sustainable World Cup.
In Qatar, where cooling and heating will play a critical role, the design of roofs will also play a major role. Roofs are designed to be retractable, minimizing the energy required for heating and cooling.
Smart Wi-Fi and Charging Units
A wind turbine and solar panels will enable wireless charging of mobile devices and will also offer Wi-Fi connectivity.
Inclusive Technologies for People with Disabilities
The 22nd Qatar FIFA World Cup will also be the most accessible World Cup in history with audio descriptions, digital content and visual navigation technologies for the visually impaired and hearing impaired.