The merger of big data analytics and virtual reality
Virtual reality provides the context to use big data to make fast, confident decisions. Asset-intensive organizations such as utilities, transportation networks, and manufacturing will use virtual and augmented reality to understand and take action on their data to improve the performance of their operations and assets.
Inspect a substation in virtual reality
The advantage of viewing data in 3D is that it’s more immersive and easier to absorb.
PG&E / Manager Substation &
Transmission Line Asset Strategy
Intuitively understand big data
Virtual reality provides a shared space where multiple users can meet up to see and interact with the same environment and data in real time. It’s online conferencing taken to a whole new level. For instance, a retailer’s shipping manager and a transportation company agent can collaborate in virtual reality to re-route shipments delayed by severe weather.
Train with less
expense and risk
expense and risk
In virtual reality trainees practice tasks that are too expensive or hazardous for on-the-job training. The immersive environment provides all the visual and visceral feedback of live tasks, but in a safe, low cost, low stakes setting. Commercial airline pilots, air traffic controllers and ship captains currently use large simulators, which are essentially virtual reality environments, for training.
Virtual reality presents workers a virtual version of a hazardous environment to assess and troubleshoot problems. The same data that informs an operator’s dashboard can be used to drive the virtual reality experience. For instance, nuclear engineers could tour a virtual version of an aging reactor core to assess conditions indicated by sensor data.