Shenzhen empowers thousands of industries with digital twins and builds a digital twin pioneer city

From November 13th to 14th, a series of digital twin events such as the 2023 Digital Twin Pioneer City Innovation Conference and the "Pioneer Cup" Digital Twin Innovation Application Competition Award Ceremony were held in Shenzhen for the first time. This is another “first” in the field of digital twins in Shenzhen this year. In March, Guangdong Province's first digital twin smart tunnel platform launched a pilot application in the Tanglangshan Tunnel in Shenzhen Nanshan District; In June, the "Shenzhen Digital Twin Pioneer City Construction Action Plan (2023)" was released, aiming at "integration of digital and reality, co-development, real-time interaction, and low latency response", planning to have a million-grade multi-tasking system, some of the action items are the first innovated in the world.

These "firsts" demonstrate that Shenzhen is accelerating the digital twin planning, empowering thousands of industries with digital twins, and building a digital twin pioneer city.

Shenzhen has taken the lead in digital twins

Digital twins are known as the foundation of "Industry 4.0". In the digital age, the concept of digital twins is catching more and more attention. In 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology of People’s Republic of China promoted it as one of the ten key technologies; the national "14th Five-Year Plan" clearly proposed to explore the construction of digital twin cities; In April, in a press conference held by the State Council Information Office, saying that the Ministry of Science and Technology has made corresponding deployments for digital twins.

To make life better, digital twins are quietly entering people’s production and life

Unconsciously, digital twin technology has quietly entered people's production and life. "From my understanding, the development of smart cities is ultimately to provide citizens with a better life." John Shi, academician of the British Academy of Social Sciences, academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, and president of the PolyU-Shenzhen Technology and Innovation Research Institute (Futian) explained at the event.

In the electric vehicle charging scenario, through the application of digital twin technology, a network of power charging and storage is created to achieve scientific, intelligent, delicacy management and one-stop service throughout the entire charging process, and to improve urban energy safety and resilience;

In the smart building scenario, automatic and accurate management is achieved through BIM precision model construction. While strengthening building safety and security, building operation and maintenance costs such as water, electricity, property personnel can be greatly reduced;

In urban construction planning scenarios, through the application of three-dimensional planning and design management and control, the results of the plans can be simulated and compared, so it can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of decision-making.

Disclaimer: This article is published by Shenzhen Government Online (深圳政府在线_深圳市人民政府门户网站) and has been excerpted and translated into English. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and Chinese version, the latter one shall prevail. The full text of the article, in Chinese, can be found below:

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