Metro Mayor Dan Norris glimpsed the future when he visited an innovative Bath-based software company.
Mayor Norris toured TekTowr’s augmented-reality collaborative space and tried out special holograph-glasses purchased by the company thanks to a grant of £5,500 from the West of England Combined Authority, which the Mayor leads.
Just like an online multiplayer computer game, the glasses enable architects, town planners and businesses from across the world, to get together remotely and share their plans. Crucially users can exclude commercially sensitive information sharing only what they want to reveal.
Dan Norris said: “When TEKTowr offered me the chance to see the future, it sounded a bit like an episode of Dr Who! But the work they’re doing shows the world-class level of innovation that we have in the West of England. They are helping architects and town planners literally see their future plans virtually in amazing detail. Seeing really is believing! Businesses like TEKTowr are at the forefront of innovation in the West of England, their work is changing how we do town-planning and develop the green transport of tomorrow. The future is bright.”
The company works with big businesses names like Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Rolls Royce.