Ocean 3D, previous winners of New Civil Engineers Future of Airports competition, are one of the nine technology firms with concepts designed to make rail stations safer, easier to navigate and more social for passengers. The nine have been selected to develop proposals to trial their innovations at Bristol Temple Meads station.

group photo of network rail catapult innovation cohort at Bristol Temple Meads

Ocean 3D offers two distinct passenger experience enhancement solutions:

  • A first-to-market interactive virtual tours of any location, that users can access on any 4G/Wi-Fi connected smartphone, tablet or desktop. Rail example / Aviation example
  • An augmented reality app with Lowen, the friendly guide-bot', that helps users locate and navigate to wherever they want to visit or learn more about.

Ocean 3Ds' virtual tours are already in use with a wide range of clients and sectors and Lowen, the AR guide-bot, has recently been certified for use within NHS Digital by ORCHA.

“Stations are rich, complex intersections of people, digital and the physical world. They deserve the best of new creativity to improve the experience for travelling passengers whilst efficiently supporting station management teams. This first cohort represents a range of exciting new approaches to making better use of stations whilst improving accessibility for all.”

Alan Peters, Ecosystem Director – Rail and Stations at the Connected Places Catapult
Recent legal opinion from respected International barristers, Doughty Street Chambers, states that virtual tours, such as those created by Ocean 3D Ltd should be considered as a reasonable adjustment for people with hidden conditions under Equality Act 2010 Law. LinkedIn article



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