Architect for future enhancement flexibility
Establish a base framework for CES 2019, with expectations to include expansions for visualizing bike lanes, planting trees, EV charging, and rooftop painting.
Establish a scalable framework for reuse
Accommodate evolving content for new cities or neighborhoods, each using the same platform with specific needs to suit their communities.
Utilize Real-Time Data
Provide real time feedback from the digital twin on changes being made to the environment to validate experiments against KPIs.
Cities of the future will have a digital twin.
Itron Idea Lab ushers in a new era of smart city, giving city planners new tools to plan, experiment, and validate financial and environmental impact of upgrades to their community. After demonstration at CES 2019, Itron has been demonstrated this vision as a featured guest, including the Microsoft booth at DistribuTECH 2019, the city of Los Angeles, and showcased at Itron Utility week.
At Itron Idea Labs, we are exploring groundbreaking concepts by using emerging technologies, such as augmented reality, to realize new and bold solutions. We are excited to combine our vision with Microsoft's technology for incredible simulations at CES.
The experience spawns a 3D holographic overlay of a neighborhood using seamless image recognition.
The holographic overlay is accompanied by a simulated infrastructure of Itron smart city equipment, to provide street level sensor data within the digital twin simulations.
Providing value through transparency
Experience the value and importance of energy and environmental initiatives and the infrastructure upgrades required to track them. By providing valuable information Itron builds a relationship and trust with City planners.
In order to expand the impact of the first-person experience, we enabled a spectator view for an improved larger audience setting. Spectator view enables for a presenter to cast from the HoloLens to an iPad (single spectator) and Apple TV (spectator group).