Vive and the 3DEXPERIENCE City platform enable ground-breaking virtual universes to imagine the future of city resources, services, infrastructure and logistics
HTC Corporation today announced that it is joining forces with its enterprise partner Dassault Systèmes at the World Cities Summit in Singapore from 10-14 July 2016 to showcase how industry, governments and people can experience tomorrow’s cities to ensure sustainable urban growth.
Rapidly growing urban areas are expected to represent 75 percent of the world’s population by 2020, yet large cities already consume more than half of the energy produced and emit 80 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Attended by government ministers, mayors and municipal leaders from around the world, the World Cities Summit 2016 will explore how cities can better govern and build up resilience through policy, technology and social innovations to create a more liveable and sustainable future.
Dassault Systèmes recognises that the challenges of urbanisation can be addressed by putting people at the heart of the renewal process and enabling a city’s officials, citizens and businesses to work together, while HTC’s Vive room-scale, tracked virtual reality solutions bring Dassault Systèmes’ platforms to life through their total immersion in virtual city universes.
The theme of the event: “Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities of Opportunity” is the ideal stage for Dassault Systèmes to demonstrate its 3DEXPERIENCE City platform. With 3DEXPERIENCE City, Vive creates totally immersive virtual worlds that allow visitors to experience how cities will be planned and managed in the future in all the key areas, including health and social services, utilities, mobility, security, public safety, facilities management and environmental planning. With Dassault Systèmes’ Homebyme application, Vive makes sustainability accessible at a domestic level through a serious VR game that encourages users to improve their sustainability at home through changing the virtual configuration of a Singapore apartment.
“Together, Dassault Systèmes and HTC are demonstrating to city planners and leaders the world over the power of 3D virtual solutions for enabling people to truly experience and understand real world challenges and reimagine the solutions,” said Cher Wang, CEO of HTC. “Dassault Systèmes’ powerful 3DEXPERIENCE City platform combined with our Vive systems are excellent examples of how fully immersive virtual reality lends itself to key public sector applications.”
In the city of Singapore’s official “Towards a Smart & Sustainable Singapore” pavilion, visitors can discover how “Virtual Singapore” integrates city data from sensors and systems in 3DEXPERIENCE City’s collaborative environment to virtually represent and manage Singapore’s data and processes. “Virtual Singapore” is championed by National Research Foundation (NRF), the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), in collaboration with Dassault Systèmes. More information about Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE City initiative can be found at: http://www.3dexperiencecity.com/
About the Vive Virtual Reality System
Vive is a first-of-its kind virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, Vive allows true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to an adjustable headset displaying stunning graphics, two wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback and 360˚ absolute motion tracking. For a convenient and safe experience, Vive incorporates essential functionality from your phone and features a front facing camera that blends physical elements into the virtual world. Working in concert, this system immerses you visually, physically and emotionally in the virtual world. For more information on Vive, please visit www.htcvive.com.