APICA is short for “Antwerp Port Information & Control Assistant” and takes you 10 years into the future of a world-leading port.
It envisions a time where the port evolves into a Living Digital Entity, with hi-tech sensors, a (digital) nervous system and an (artificial) brain. While this “sci-fi” concept embraces the opportunities that come with the rise of AI and merging the physical and digital world, it also warns about the responsibilities that come with nurturing this young hybrid port entity.
An essential first step in bringing APICA to life, is to centralize all available data and make them accessible via an intuitive interface or Digital Twin. Combining several seemingly unconnected information layers in a single visual user-interface gives us a far better insight on cause and effect.
As a proof of concept, we created an actual 3-dimensional Digital Twin of the port.
More about APICA
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- APICAAPICA is short for “Antwerp Port Information & Control Assistant” and takes you 10 years into the future of a world-leading port. It envisions a time where the … Read more
- APICA FUTURE CONCEPT BOOKTake a closer look at how we believe the port will one day evolve into a Living Digital Entity.
- APICA – Digital Twin“Hello, I am APICA, your virtual assistant. Welcome to the port of Antwerp-Bruges. It will be a sunny day, with a light breeze from the north-west. There are … Read more
- APICA wins ICT/Digital Project of the Year 2022Very proud to announce that APICA won the ICT/Digital Project of the Year 2022 Award (Link in Dutch)
- MetaPort VRThe primary aim of this project was to explore and understand the capabilities of the metaverse in facilitating virtual tours within the Port of Antwerpen Bruges. Central to … Read more