Environment Minister Franz Untersteller inspects our ViEW-BW digitalisation project

Environment Minister Franz Untersteller inspects our ViEW-BW digitalisation project

On August 6, 2020, the Minister of the Environment, Climate and Energy of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Franz Untersteller, visited KIT as part of his summer tour and also learned about our ViEW-BW digitalization project. He was accompanied during the whole tour by the Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs of KIT Prof. Thomas Hirth.

The central vision of the ViEW-BW 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 transition. A playful and realistic interaction, which goes beyond a mere visualization, enables even energy system laymen a vivid access to interrelationships of energy system components with each other or with the environment as well as the associated effects, which thus complements the existing energy atlas of the Ministry of the Environment BW with another component.

In this project, IMI, as a VR expert, is developing a web-enabled interactive three-dimensional map of Baden-Württemberg for the visualization of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power plants. The Minister of the Environment of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Franz Untersteller, was able to inspect a first prototype of the application.

More information about the visit can be found on the Facebook pages of KIT and the Ministry of the Environment.

https://www.facebook.com/KIT.Karlsruhe.Official (see Friday, 7.8.)

https://www.facebook.com/UmweltministeriumBW (see Friday, 7.8.)

KIT press release on the above visit and program https://idw-online.de/de/news751961