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Abu Dhabi rolls out 3D visualisation tool to improve city services

The IoT Cockpit is a collaboration between the UAE capital and Orange Business Services and aims to monitor and enhance services across the Emirate.

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A co-innovation approach is helping to drive Abu Dhabi's five-year smart cities plan
A co-innovation approach is helping to drive Abu Dhabi's five-year smart cities plan

Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and Orange Business Services are collaborating on a smart city application that will use 3D visualisation to monitor and enhance services across the capital of the UAE.

 

Orange Business Services’ co-innovation approach supports ADM’s vision for Abu Dhabi and its five-year smart cities plan to achieve sustainability and enhance the quality of life for citizens and residents.

 

Inside the Cockpit

 

The bespoke app, IoT Cockpit, provides visualisation via an immersive and interactive user interface. It virtualises connected and tangible objects enabling ADM to see, interact with and manage the smart utilities network across the city, including water, electricity, and fibre. It also visualises the situation on the ground at key points.

 

For example, IoT Cockpit allows the municipality to see whether street lighting is working correctly and whether public transport is operating normally.

 

“Orange Business Services is supporting ADM’s plans to deliver a range of projects and initiatives across Abu Dhabi, from public parks to public infrastructure that will build and shape the living experiences in one of the world’s developing smartest cities,” said Rayan Mohammad Almohaisen, IT project manager, Abu Dhabi Municipality.

 

“ADM is keen to promote effective collaborations that deliver innovations through strategic partnerships with leading private sector companies, such as Orange Business Services.”

 

“The UAE is a test bed for smart cities innovation and leads the way in not just adopting but also developing new solutions that are transforming cities, such as Abu Dhabi.”

 

Over the last 10 years in the Middle East, Orange Business Services’ regional team has focused on smart cities with tailored solutions for some of the region’s most high-profile smart city developments, including in Saudi Arabia at The Digital City – ITCC, Jeddah Economic City and the Dubai Silicon Oasis development, where Orange Business Services launched the regional innovation hub and smart cities showroom.

 

”Sustained innovation is the lifeblood of the smart city and our collaboration with ADM on IoT Cockpit is a great example of co-innovation,” said Sahem Azzam, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Orange Business Services.

 

“The UAE is a testbed for smart cities innovation and leads the way in not just adopting but also developing new solutions that are transforming cities, such as Abu Dhabi.

 

“The scale of the region’s smart cities ambition is matched by the vision, leadership and resources needed for success – and the commitment to innovation to drive new business models and new thinking in the smart city.”

 

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