This year, once more over 4000 companies from 70 different countries will be showcasing some of the newest trends in information and communications technology at the CeBIT fair.
Foto: Bernd Müller, © Fraunhofer IAO
With over 300,000 visitors each year, the trade fair is the biggest international platform around for networking, presenting products and sharing knowledge on current trends in the sector. Fraunhofer IAO, too, will be taking the opportunity to present some current topics of research in Hannover from March 5-9, 2013.
Under the overall heading of “Urban Living”, scientists at the joint Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft display (Hall 9, Booth E08) will be presenting Fraunhofer’s “City of the future” initiative and “Virtual CityScapes” immersive planning tool.
The forward-looking project “The CO2-neutral, energy efficient and climate-adapted city” constitutes a key area of research within the German federal government’s High-Tech Strategy 2020. As part of this, Fraunhofer launched its city of the future initiative to coordinate research activities addressing forthcoming challenges in the cities of the future. At our interactive planning table, visitors can immerse themselves in the city of the future and learn about current projects.
How to optimally plan tomorrow’s cities today is illustrated by the second exhibit, the “Virtual CityScapes” 3D planning tool. This allows immersive, interactive planning across the different scales of urban planning, building planning and transport planning. The computer-assisted tool enables urban planners to navigate through a three-dimensional view of the city as if they were taking a walk through the streets. In this regard, virtual reality is both medium and tool. Products and processes which do not (yet) exist in real life are given form, while complex correlations can be understood intuitively. Virtual reality thereby opens up new ways to integrate and communicate on planning issues with all the city of the future’s stakeholders.contact:
Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut
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