Las Vegas unveils digital twin of downtown

Dive Brief:
The city of Las Vegas unveiled a digital twin of a 7-square-kilometer section of its downtown earlier this month to help model current and future scenarios that will help it set priorities and take action to address energy use, emissions, traffic, parking, noise, and emergency management.

The digital model is a collaboration between the city, Chicago-based digital twin platform Cityzenith and Las Vegas-based data firm Terbine. The model uses street-level data collected in real time through Internet of Things sensors and the city’s 5G network.

Unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the project will help the city visualize data that it can share with other organizations for planning and training. Future stakeholders could include real estate owners, university researchers, architects and casino operators, according to project organizers.