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
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.
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.