The German city of Stuttgart is partnering with digital solutions specialist Hexagon and tech company Fujitsu to implement a digital twin platform. The city plans to use the digital twin to visualize and analyze data from internet of things (IoT) sensors installed across the city to help promote sustainability and enhance the quality of life for the city’s residents.
“The needs of our residents are very important to us,” said Jens Schumacher, head of IT, Stuttgart Civil Engineering Office. “Stuttgart’s Urban Digital Twin project will provide our office with a vast amount of mobility and environmental data, and the IoT analysis platform from Hexagon and Fujitsu will give us the ability to use that data to make smarter decisions for the good of our city.”
This software-as-a-service solution (SaaS) will provide the city’s Civil Engineering Office with a common operating picture for monitoring sensor values – including water quality, flood levels, and parking space occupancy. This is expected to enable the city to derive insights for optimizing operations and making informed decisions for the future. The digital twin platform is based on Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise and Xalt | Integration, with Fujitsu providing the necessary cloud infrastructure service for the project.
“Stuttgart is an exemplary model of how cities can solve today’s most pressing urban challenges, such as sustainability, safety and mobility, through the use of real-time data analysis,” said Maximillian Weber, senior vice president, EMEA, Hexagon’s safety, infrastructure and geospatial division. “We’re proud to partner with Stuttgart and Fujitsu in putting data to work to ensure a better future for the city.”