Spacetime Technology develops “360” Tourist Experience Platform
Spacetime Technology’s Centre of Excellence announces an initiative to develop a “360” tourist experience using high precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology. This solution is the first locally created tourism platform in Singapore to offer high precision positioning technology and sub meter grade accuracy leveraging on GNSS technology such as the Beidou constellation. The platform will provide a 360 tourist experience starting from before trip, during trip to after trip applications services such as air ticketing, navigational guides, local activities to dining experiences. The solution will be piloted for the Chinese travellers before future expansion.
With sophisticated precision positioning technology, tourists’ experience are enhanced with intuitive and personalised location-based services. This brings about much business opportunities for local businesses such as retailers, service providers, F&B outlets, tourist sites, etc. to bring the most relevant and immediate services made possible by unprecedented location accuracy.
Solutions are designed based on the synchronization of GNSS & LBS technology with Singapore street level map which made possible the high precise positioning. Spacetime Technology works with the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to enable users to have access to useful street information such as building footprints, places of interest, taxi stands, amenities and others that can bring about hassle-free and up-to-date tourist information at the fingertips.
This project seeded from the GNSS & LBS Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a jointly supported initiative of GLAC and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). GLAC launches its Global-First CoE in Singapore making the place its home for innovation where research & development in navigational satellite and location-based services solutions are conducted. CoE combines the cross-border expertise of GLAC (consisting of about 2,000 experts and companies) and local practitioners to co-create GNSS & LBS solutions for testing and commercial implementation. This initiative solicits industry insights from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) with the aim to enhance the overall visitor experience in Singapore. The STB encourages businesses and organisations in such initiatives that bring on wider benefits to the tourism landscape and growth opportunities.
Spacetime Technology Pte Ltd, the business connector of the CoE, bridges these co-create solutions with the business communities. Beyond the testing phase, Spacetime will market these co-created solutions beyond Singapore for the regional and global markets.