Using augmented reality, you can enter the world of the under-construction M5 metro line with a unique app! FŐMTERV Zrt. has created a phone application that allows anyone to explore the M5 metro line in Budapest that is still well under construction.
In the app, users can travel the line virtually, using Augmented Reality (AR). The aim of FŐMTERV is to show the secrets of the project to a wider audience, reports Index.
What can the application show us?
“It is a perennial difficulty for us to present the future facility in a credible way to a public that cannot read the technical plans, and to ask for their opinion. The visual plans help a lot in this, but the reality will always be a little different,” said Tibor Keszthelyi, President and CEO of FŐMTERV Zrt. to Magyar Építők about why this application is necessary.
The app has several functions that allow the user to travel along the M5. One can even look inside the tunnel under construction and track the current position of the tunneling shield underground!
“We hope that the app we are launching will be easy to understand and use for all interested users, and will quickly become popular with them. Its success is important for the whole engineering profession, as the application will make the complexity of engineering tangible,” added Keszthelyi.
Where will the M5 metro line be?
Thanks to the development of the M5 metro, the HÉV in Csepel and the HÉV in Ráckeve will be interlinked and will run to Kálvin Square via Boráros Square. The first step in the project is the introduction of the H6 and H7 lines from Ráckeve to Kálvin Square in a deep tunnel from Közvágóhíd: this tunnel will reach its maximum depth of 50 metres at the terminus at Kálvin Square. That is, it will run under the 38-metre-deep Metro 4. In a second step, the Szentendre, Csepel and Ráckeve lines will be connected by a tunnel under the Danube, creating Metro 5.
Check out these amazing visual plans of the M5 metro line below!
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Source: Index, Magyar Építők
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