Digital twin presented as gateway to Metaverse

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Digital twin presented as gateway to Metaverse
Digital twin presented as gateway to Metaverse

The Digital Twin will detect faults, allow data to be read from any asset in the cloud and analyse in real-time by utilising bespoke sensor equipment

For fixed, ICT, special projects and long-term technical support, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA and Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Executive Officer at du at GITEX Global 2022. As part of the agreement, du will collaborate with RTA to enhance its fixed and mobile services and deliver the Digital Twin solution in Dubai Metro and additional mixed reality technologies.

du has brought an innovative showcase to GITEX 2022 featuring next-generation technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI, metaverse and robotics under the theme ‘Powering governments, Shaping The Emirates Reality’. To demonstrate a next-generation approach to digital twinning in the age of the metaverse, du and RTA’s Digital Twin solution leverages innovative telecommunications, IoT and extended reality technologies.

Across Dubai’s transportation network with the initial phase of the project focusing on Dubai Metro, RTA and du will empower a fully embedded fixed mobile telecommunications system. At the point of need for all key assets in Dubai’s transport network, the data-rich digital twin is capable of supplying network operators with real-time analysis, predictive insights and maintenance information.

The Digital Twin will detect faults, allow data to be read from any asset in the cloud and analyse in real-time by utilising bespoke sensor equipment. Physical assets such as escalators, screen doors and point machines can be monitored using the sensors connected directly to the private 5G network where faults and predicted data anomalies are detected in real-time using AI.

Speaking about the agreement, Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA said, “The role of digital technologies is undergoing an accelerated transformation, from being a driver of efficiency to an enabler of innovation and positive transformation. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is looking forward to further promoting innovation and improving communication techniques to make urban futurism a reality. We are pleased to collaborate with du in this distinguished partnership that allows us to introduce innovations to refine commuter journeys and offer unparalleled opportunities for value creation in Dubai’s public transport sector.”

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Executive Officer at du said: “du’s long-standing partnership with RTA prioritises digital transformation initiatives given the potential for a significantly higher value to be created for the UAE. Our Digital Twin solution is more than a gateway to the metaverse, it also brings important social and environmental benefits by harnessing technology to improve the efficiency of public transport and help to reduce energy consumption and emissions.”

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