Discover Manchester through AR tech
CityVerve launches an immersive walking tour that will allow you to discover Manchester through AR tech.
18:28 22 May 2018
CityVerve, the smart cities demonstrator, has partnered with Sparta Digital’s Buzzin app to launch an immersive walking tour that highlights Manchester’s many firsts in the field of technology and innovation – from the first ever meeting of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce and consequent formation of Rolls-Royce to the splitting of the atom.
Celebrating the city’s past and present achievements, the walking tour hopes to inspire the next generation to replicate similar pioneering innovations in the future.
“Augmented reality is ground-breaking technology. It uses computer generated imagery to bring ideas to life and allows the viewer to experience first-hand how innovation can change and improve our world,” Rowena Burns, chair of Manchester Science Partnerships, one of the leading partners in CityVerve.
“The new walking tour will encourage citizens and visitors to explore innovation on the Oxford Road corridor and highlight what CityVerve is doing to make Manchester the UK’s smartest smart city.”
CityVerve has also collaborated with Pentatonic to turn problems into opportunities. The project brings together the latest in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that are deployed at city scale to deliver transformative benefits as well as fresh business and job opportunities for Manchester.