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

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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.

(Credit: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu will launch its digital twin platform for the automotive sector – including vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies – on April 22nd, 2021. Availability is set to follow in North America and Europe from June.

The Japanese tech giant’s platform has a range of innovative features to help unlock the potential of future mobility services.

Huge amounts of data are set to be sent from mobility devices in the years and decades to come. A Traffic Scheduler function helps to regulate this volume of data while the Data Coverage Control feature enables comprehensive data collection without duplication.

Vehicle insurance is one of the example use cases which is set to benefit from Fujitsu’s platform.

In the event of an accident, videos from before and after the can be automatically obtained for the vehicle and surrounding vehicles. Multiple perspectives can therefore be taken into account for quicker and fairer resolutions.

Another example area is road infrastructure improvement.

Real-time data and images can be captured of a vehicle’s experience on the road including areas of traffic congestion, debris, or areas which are particularly hazardous in bad weather conditions. Road management companies can then use this information to prioritise improvements and repairs.

As the world rebuilds from the pandemic, Gartner believes digital twins can help to drive down costs.

In a report titled How Can We Use IoT and Digital Twins to Reduce Costs After the COVID-19 Lockdown?, Gartner wrote: “Companies can initially use digital twins to save money simply by improving situational awareness. For example, digital twins can help companies to recognise equipment failures before they stall production, allowing repairs to be made early or at less cost. Companies can then save even more money when they further automate their business response to such changing conditions.”

Fujitsu is showing what the use of digital twins could do for the mobility industry.

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