Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division is collaborating with Fujitsu Limited to create a solution aimed at mitigating the effects of natural disasters and traffic accidents.
Hexagon and Fujitsu, who formalized their partnership in June 2022, aspire to build resilient, disaster-resistant cities through this solution.
“This new global offering promotes “sustainability transformation,” combining the strengths of both companies to address many complex issues facing society that cannot be solved through existing means,” Yoshinami Takahashi, SEVP, Head of Global Business Solutions of Fujitsu Limited, said in a statement.
The companies will leverage Fujitsu’s Computing as a Service (CaaS) platform, which provides a suite of user-friendly services based on Fujitsu’s advanced computing and software technologies and Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise, a real-time geospatial application.
In terms of mitigating the effects of disasters, the companies are developing a prediction model that:
- calculates the extent and impact of flooding using precipitation data
- visualizes the extent of flooding
- performs damage prediction analysis, enabling cities to create disaster response plans
When it comes to traffic safety measures, Fujitsu and Hexagon are developing a surveillance feature that can identify areas with heavy traffic. The solution can also analyze whether road designs are prone to accidents. The information obtained by cities will assist them in enhancing their transportation networks.
Sustainable and livable cities
“By monitoring and mitigating factors that have negative impacts on society, from pollution to traffic congestion to flooding, our partnership is helping to make urban areas more sustainable and liveable,” said Mladen Stojic, president of government, transportation, defense, and security for Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division.
The two companies will employ “digital rehearsal” technology to analyze and verify disaster threats and optimal disaster preparedness in advance, using a digital twin that replicates real-world conditions with incredible detail.
Fujitsu and Hexagon will conduct field trials with customers in the administrative, municipal, and transportation sectors to support decision-making for urban environmental optimization, with the goal of developing global solutions by the end of the fiscal year 2023, which concludes in March 2024.