Facebook plans on hiring 10,000 Europeans to work on the metaverse

Facebook is planning on recruiting the assistance of 10,000 workers across Europe to help build its metaverse vision.

The metaverse was first coined in Neal Stephenson's 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, where humans interact with each other and software agents as virtual avatars in a persistent 3D space. Since then, the idea has come up in further popular books like William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player Two.

Online games such as Second...

Haltian’s digital twin solution improves workplace safety in the COVID-19 era

Finnish IoT firm Haltian has added new features to its Empathic Building digital twin platform that are designed to improve workplace safety in the COVID-19 era.

Haltian acquired Empathic Building from TietoEVRY last year.

At the time of the acquisition, Empathic Building Head and Founder Tomi Teikko said: “Haltian's IoT and data collection solutions will bring new unmatched opportunities for the further enrichment of Empathic Building's offering and its international...

William Bain, CEO, ScaleOut Software: Real-time tracking with digital twins

William Bain, CEO, ScaleOut Software

ScaleOut Software CEO William Bain discusses the challenges facing the telemetry industry, the advantages of the digital twin model, and some of the technological advances driving innovation in the IoT sphere.

What solutions is ScaleOut Software bringing to the IoT space?

ScaleOut Software’s cloud-hosted streaming service for IoT offers a breakthrough new approach to tracking telemetry in real time for large numbers of IoT devices. By incorporating fast, in-memory...

NTT creates a ‘digital twin’ of the Tour de France

Japanese telecoms giant NTT has created a “digital twin” of the Tour de France as the tech partner of event organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

The Tour de France is the third-largest sporting event in the world and is watched by approximately 3.5 billion people across 190 countries.

A digital twin of the event will give operations staff real-time visibility of race data to ensure the continuity and safety of the race.

Peter Gray, Senior Vice...

Fujitsu launches ‘Digital Twin Collector’ platform to drive mobility innovation

Fujitsu is launching a new platform called Digital Twin Collector which aims to drive innovation in the mobility sector.

The platform is designed to be a virtual space where users can integrate and manage real-time information from digital twins, in this case of connected vehicles.

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Fujitsu will launch its digital twin platform for the automotive sector – including vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies – on April 22nd, 2021. Availability...

Bentley Systems uses NVIDIA Omniverse to create real-time digital twins

Infrastructure engineering software giant Bentley Systems has announced that it’s using NVIDIA Omniverse to create real-time digital twins.

Omniverse is enabling Bentley Systems to create photorealistic digital twins of its massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. The digital twins provide real-time visualisation and simulation of the projects.

Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, said:

“Visualisation and simulation underpin many of the...

Using IoT and digital twins to improve business decisions following COVID-19

Country lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have had a devastating effect on companies around the globe – revenues have been upended and traditional work patterns supplanted. Fortunately, increased IoT connectivity, coupled with advances in digital twin technology, can help businesses reduce costs. They can do so by improving their situation awareness and automating their business responses to changing conditions.

The Potential Impact of Digital Twins

Digital twins...

Digital twins create a building’s mirror image – but there is one thing missing

According to the study titled "Unternehmenstrends 2020" (Company Trends 2020) published by the GdW (Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate), tenants will be in direct digital communication with property management companies in the future. Digitally collected building data allows operators to monitor technical installations in real time and carry out necessary work just as quickly. At the same time, they can offer their tenants services...