‘Holographic’ Sir David Attenborough to form part of trial showing powers of 5G
An enhanced reality app to support Sir David’s upcoming BBC series The Green Planet is amongst host of concepts backed by the Federal government’s 5G fund.
Sir David Attenborough is to be holographically beamed before people’s eyes through an augmented truth app, as part of a trial to demonstrate the potential of 5G.
The broadcaster will take on a brand-new kind together with scientifically accurate plants and animals, using users an immersive learning experience on the natural world.
BBC Studios is working on the job with immersive content company Factory 42, EE and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and it will be released alongside forthcoming BBC series The Green World.
The plan is one of a number of backed by a ₤ 28 million Federal government fund which intends to demonstrate how 5G can be used to boost connectivity and enhance people’s lives.
Others include methods to increase fan experiences at the O2 Arena and MK Puts on’ stadium, testing of 5G-powered freight ports, and enhancing tourist sites such as the Eden Task.
Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman said: “The jobs we’ve picked will show how the blistering speeds of 5G can put some rocket fuel in our economy and aid companies bounce back from the pandemic.
” 5G Produce is about exploring brand-new and inventive ways we can utilize 5G to give British industries a competitive benefit.
” This innovative app, fronted by transmitting legend Sir David Attenborough, is set to be a motivating example of how brand-new technology can reconnect us with the natural world whilst demonstrating the power of 5G to a big new audience.”
In London, O2’s Task Vista will utilize 5G to offer immediate, multi-angle replays via smartphones during stadium events, while the MK Stadium, home to Milton Keynes Dons FC, plans to be kitted out with driverless taxis, smart parking management and robots.
The Eden Project in Cornwall will check out how 5G and 360-degree video can enhance the visitor experience.
On the Isle of Wight, people will be encouraged to take up yacht racing using immersive virtual truth experiences, to see how it might benefit the sports industry.
Yard cranes powered by 5G will be evaluated at the Port of Felixstowe, and at Bristol Port 5G will make it possible for the real-time tracking of goods on the move, in a quote to develop resistant “ports of the future” that are smoother and more secure.
Video cameras, drones and sensors powered by 5G will also get to work at BAM Nuttell’s construction websites in Kilsyth, Glasgow and Shetland.