Smart cities are rising at a rapid rate. The UN estimates that in the year 2030, 10 million people will live in 43 megacities around the world, with most of them in developing countries. But urbanisation has its drawbacks. A study by King’s and Imperial College found that over 4,000 Londoners were hospitalised over three years due to the city’s poor air quality.
By Abel Smit, IoT Consulting and Customer Success Director
One thing we’re going to see a lot more of this year is digital twinning, whereby we take a physical asset and create an exact copy in the digital world. With a model that is both digital and dynamic, we can more accurately conduct tests on how a certain asset will perform in the real world across the duration of its lifecycle.
Digital twinning has previously been thought of as a technology reserved exclusively for large-scale projects, an innovative practice used only for very high-value assets. However, we’re starting to see digital twinning become more widely adopted across more industries and sectors than ever before, taking the technology from the aspirational, to the everyday.