Finding tools that drive efficient, smart city planning is now more important than ever. Itron Idea Labs partnered with Microsoft and Launch by NTT DATA to create the first-ever HoloLens experience connected with the Azure Digital Twin platform.
This experience provides users with an immersive means to visualize and interact with a 2D map with 3D holograms to demonstrate real-time impacts of the changes they were testing. Neighborhood improvements could impact energy usage, air quality, and ambient temperature. In the years leading up to the 2028 Olympics hosted in Los Angeles, the experience would allow city planners to experiment with proposed solutions, shifting a global stigma of smog and pollution to an emerging leader in clean air.
Image recognition and spectator view
The experience spawns a 3D holographic overlay of a neighborhood using seamless image recognition. 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 and Apple TV.
Street sensor data
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.