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Ayesa takes part in a project based on 5G and BIM technology at Málaga’s main train station

Ayesa takes part in a project based on 5G and BIM technology at Málaga’s main train station

The company is currently developing apps designed to offer new mobile services based on the building’s BIM model, something made possible by 5G.

This project is part of the initiative ‘Piloto 5G Andalucía’, launched by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through Red.es, and led by Vodafone and Huawei.

Presented in Seville in November 2019, it involves 35 different settings where the benefits of 5G technology will be leveraged, covering the following areas: energy, industry, smart cities, tourism, agriculture, healthcare and high dependency care, security, emergencies and defence, society and the digital economy.

This is one of the projects funded by the Spanish Government through its first call for proposals for 5G pilot projects, the results of which were announced in Spring 2019.

The initiative has a budget of 25.4 million euros, 6.3 million of which have been provided by Red.es through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Vodafone is also set to add 1.8 million euros to this.

One of the locations where this technology will be tested is Málaga’s high-speed station María Zambrano. Here, Ayesa is responsible for developing apps for accessing the station’s BIM model on mobile devices using 5G.

Specifically, it is developing a mobile app for passengers, which, by way of augmented reality, will help them find their way around the station, and another for maintenance personnel. The latter, which is linked to different systems, will allow those responsible for running the building to monitor a wide range of services (water, electricity, lifts, etc.), and access the building’s 3D BIM model in real time, as well as useful documents (maps, manuals, etc.).

For the project, Unity, which includes an augmented reality engine, and BIM 360 by Autodesk are being used.