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Smart services platform TASMU to create a digital twin of Qatar with real-time data

A digital twin for the entire country will enable service providers across sectors to make informed decisions by simulating scenarios.

[Source photo: Venkat Reddy/Fast Company Middle East]

To accelerate the Smart Qatar vision, the TASMU platform plans to boost smart services by creating a digital twin of the country itself. It’ll collect and correlate data to generate simulations of situations that may arise in the future. These predictions can lead to more effective decision-making to ensure glitch-free services for citizens, visitors and residents.

TASMU’s digital twin tech has enabled Qatar’s leading public transport provider Mowsalat to manage crowds effectively. The crowd-management system developed by Ooredoo, Microsoft, and Siemens, uses analytics to improve the passenger experience. It helps the land transport firm prepare its infrastructure for mega-events and tournaments like the upcoming football world cup.

Real-time data on crowd density and available vehicles creates a digital representation of the demand at specific locations. This allows Mowsalat to monitor the number of passengers and dispatch buses according to the requirement.

TASMU is a cloud-based platform that acts as a point of contact for citizens and smart service providers and facilitates data-sharing. The platform focuses on sports, healthcare, logistics, environment, and transport sectors. It has now developed the capability to create digital renditions of real systems, including businesses operations and people.

Qatari telecom firm Ooredoo acts as the consortium leader for TASMU, while Microsoft lends support as the global technology enabler. Just like Mowsalat’s crowd management, other sectors will also be able to plan operations better thanks to the digital twin service.

In the future, the Middle East will also see a digital reconstruction of Dubai, as proposed by the city’s municipality. Saudi Arabia is also working on creating a digital twin for its $500 billion project, NEOM.

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