VR - Smart City 360 - Deutsche Telekom; T-Systems Hungary
A real connection to the virtual world
Deutsche Telekom companies are developing countless smart city solutions to meet individual client requirements throughout Europe. Each system’s primary goal is to make the operation of cities more streamlined and cost-effective. Our task was to present these robust and often closely integrated systems to city leaders and decision-makers working in public administration in the form of a simple, coherent and interactive exhibition that also allows individual modules to be replaced and expanded at a later date.
By breaking down the divide between people and technology and placing the spotlight on the user experience, we made it possible to discover the advantages of the smart city first hand through a custom virtual reality platform for Deutsche Telekom known as Smart City 360. The core of the system is a virtual urban landscape of Deutsche Telekom’s new Budapest headquarters and surroundings, faithful to every last detail. Depending on the communication objectives, individual T-Systems innovations can be located virtually throughout the 30,000 m2 property. The exceptional feature of the demos was their integration with live systems, allowing real-time data exchange to take place between the virtual world and IoT objects in the real world. For example, the virtual tram arrived at exactly the same time as it did in the real world, and the virtually activated smog alarm also alerted the demo system.
The SC360 platform developed by Progressive debuted with great success at the Deutsche Telekom stand at the Barcelona International Smart City Expo in October 2017, and we have customized its content and implemented it for the communications needs of local subsidiaries on several occasions since. This unique and highly portable modular tool demonstrates T-Systems’ digital solutions in a tangible and memorable way. Users are able to try the devices themselves by using the electric car charger, handling the ticket automation system, or even connecting their virtual phone to the Wi-Fi network.