Virtual reality system for Dutch ‘Waterwolf’ tunnel

Published:  03 July, 2012

The Dutch province of North Holland awards E-Semble a contract for the delivery of XVR Virtual Reality training.

The Waterwolf tunnel is currently being built and will be part of the N201 in the Dutch province of North Holland. It will be the largest tunnel in The Netherlands that is not built under commission of the Dutch national infrastructure authority. The tunnel, which is one kilometre long, has two separated tubes with 2x2 lanes.

E-Semble will use laser scanning to deliver simulation software that offers several training functions to provide a highly realistic tunnel training experience.

For example, the tunnel operator has multiple screens at his disposal on which the CCTV camera images are shown. Furthermore, the virtual smoke and fire reacts to the ventilation in the tunnel, facilitated by XVR’s advanced smoke and fire logic. The tunnel operators have the opportunity to activate traffic and escape systems in XVR.

E-Semble is experienced in virtual reality systems for tunnels: the Mont Blanc tunnel and the Dutch tunnels Westerschelde tunnel, Wijker tunnel and the Leidsche Rijn tunnel have already been built in 3D for the use in XVR.

In fall 2012 the Waterwolf tunnel will be completely built in XVR and the first virtual trainings with the tunnel will then take place.

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