Dassault Systèmes and NTT Communications Announce Alliance for Sustainable Smart Cities in Japan

  • Alliance aims to offer a scalable urban platform that can be used to address urban challenges related to sustainability and resilience in multiple areas such as energy consumption and optimized mobility.

  • Collaboration, virtual twin technology and big data will drive projects across buildings, neighborhoods and cities

  • One-of-a-kind alliance for Dassault Systèmes in this sector in Japan combines its 3DEXPERIENCE platform with NTT’s intelligent data platform for the city’s transformation and operating system

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, December 16, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) (Paris: DSY) and NTT Communications today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin discussions on their alliance to boost the creation and operation of sustainable smart cities in Japan. The two companies will use virtual twin technology and big data to explore solutions to challenges related to sustainability and resilience in multiple areas such as energy, starting with the challenges of electrification in mobility and development. ‘other areas, as well as to support companies that bring innovative technologies and new value to this sector.

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Visualization of the flow of people in the Otemachi district, Tokyo Image: NTT Communications and Dassault Systèmes

As sustainability regulations multiply and urban populations continue to increase, cities today face complex challenges that require more precise planning, development and management to optimize the quality of life of people. their inhabitants. At the same time, cities and their infrastructures are becoming smarter thanks to the increased availability of sensor data.

As part of this alliance, Dassault Systèmes and NTT Com will jointly, efficiently and collaboratively execute projects related to buildings, neighborhoods and city management, in which a collaborative platform and virtual binocular technologies will be deployed. to orchestrate projects across the entire value chain, manage data sensors and simulate energy optimization, among other initiatives. In the future, they plan to expand the reach of their alliance to include mobility, tourism and disaster prevention projects. They will present their smart city projects at CROSS LAB for Smart City, an innovation hub opened by NTT Com in Japan in April 2021, and aim to work with various companies to imagine the smart cities of the future in Japan.

The alliance will draw on the expertise of both companies. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a unique virtual environment that allows city actors to collaborate in different areas, simulate and explore scenarios integrating real-world data to test and improve ideas without risk. Dassault Systèmes also works with clients from industries with an increasingly important role in urban development such as automotive suppliers, mobility operators, renewable energy operators and civil engineering providers.

NTT Com develops and delivers its Smart Data Platform for the City, a unique urban operating system that combines NTT Com’s powerful communications technology network and the capabilities of the Internet of Things to consolidate and analyze big data . It makes it possible to develop optimized solutions for companies and town halls.

“The ‘infrastructure and cities’ sector is a strategic sector of the economy that requires new approaches to innovate and create sustainable experiences in areas such as mobility. Our alliance with NTT Com represents Dassault Systèmes’ first joint development project on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with a Japanese company in this sector, ”said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President Industry, Marketing & Sustainable Development, Dassault Systèmes. “NTT Com is one of the largest players in the information technology and telecommunications industry and successfully advances urban development and smart city projects in Japan. By combining our strengths, we aim to offer a platform – Scalable and dynamic smart city form that helps Japanese cities respond to challenges and identify sustainable solutions in a collaborative and virtual manner. “

“NTT Com has accumulated a great deal of experience in a number of urban development and smart city projects,” said Junya Kaga, deputy director of the Smart City department of NTT Com. “With in-depth know-how and knowledge of ICT of urban planning and development areas, we have worked hard on several initiatives, using digital twins, in which we aim to create smarter cities. sensor data to real cities for disaster prevention, energy management and transformation optimization purposes, we will continue to use and verify multiple projects using real smart city fields with Dassault Systèmes, so that we can jointly create new value for smart cities. “



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