Digital twins with mobile mapping workflows

November 12th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Bentley Systems has acquired global mobility simulation (CUBE) and analytics (Streetlytics) software provider Citilabs, and global provider of 3D and mobile mapping software, Orbit Geospatial Technologies (Orbit GT). The newly acquired technologies, in conjunction with the company’s existing design integration and digital cities offerings, enable engineering-based mobility digital twins. Road mobility digital twins converge cities’ digital context (including 4D surveying facilitated by Orbit GT for drone-and vehicle-mounted mobile mapping), and digital components (including from Bentley’s OpenRoads engineering applications) with CUBE simulations, to model and assure real-world throughput capacity for proposed and existing roadway assets. Streetlytics traffic data will become increasingly available through Bentley’s cloud services to calibrate and validate mobility digital twins. Mobility is a priority opportunity for city digital twins, because too often existing planning and simulation efforts are disconnected from the infrastructure’s engineering reality. With these acquisitions, the company can now bring together traffic simulations, by way of the respected and versatile CUBE software, and with automated mobile mapping workflows for reality modelling of roadways, as envisioned and realised by Orbit GT. This will serve communities and regions in designing, testing, and optimising the resilience of their mobility infrastructure.

Contact Martiens Pelser, Bentley Systems, martiens.pelser@bentley.com

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