Institute for Information Management in Engineering


  • contact:

    Dr.-Ing. Victor Häfner

  • project group:

    Smart Immersive Environments

  • funding:

    Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Partner:

    KIT, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI)

    KIT, Institute for Information Systems and Marketing (IISM)

    KIT, Institute for Information Management in Engineering (IMI)

    University of Applied Sciences (HSKA), Institute of Ubiquitous Mobility Systems (IUMS)

    FZI Research Center for Information Technology (FZI)

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VIEW-BW - Visualisierung der Energiewende in Baden-Württemberg


Visualisierung der Energiewende in Baden-Württemberg
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The central vision of the project is the interactive involvement of citizens in the transformation of the energy system by creating an intuitive understanding of the complex interrelationships in the energy system of the future. For this reason, augmented reality or virtual reality is to be used to provide an intuitive insight into the energy system transformation. A playful and realistic interaction that goes beyond mere visualization will also enable energy system non-experts to gain clear access to the interrelationships of energy system components with each other and with the environment and the associated effects, thus adding a further component to the existing Energy Atlas of the Ministry of the Environment BW.

Accordingly, the project will develop results on different levels - from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg to properties and buildings to appliances. These are made available as 2D representations, AR and VR applications and in the form of dynamic data through various media and devices. Stakeholders are involved in the form of analyses and studies to ensure a user-oriented design of scenarios and selection of technologies. On the one hand, practical examples for citizens and planning support for decision makers are promoted. Sustainability is guaranteed by long-term Energy Atlas integration. On the other hand, the results will be presented at a citizen-oriented event, which is planned and carried out jointly by all partners, and can be experienced interactively by citizens. The resulting demonstrators will then be integrated into existing laboratories of the project partners. Beyond the duration of the project, they will be accessible to the public through existing transfer events.