Monday, August 20, 2018

Hyderabad start-ups soar with Boeing

Soon after winning the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge (BHIIC), the city-based startups, Merxius and ZestIOT, are busy working on their collaboration with the aviation giant.

While the former is engaged in harnessing the potential of extended reality (XR), which encapsulates virtual, augmented and mixed realities, the latter is busy using Internet of Things (IoT), a network which comprises devices connected to one another by means of the Internet, to bring about an increase in airline efficiency.
Founded by Vaishali Neotia and Hasan Ali Khan in 2011, the startup will now offer its XR platform RED for creating training programmes for experts at Boeing.

“Let’s say that one has to be trained to perform certain procedures in an aircraft. At times, it’s not possible to have the actual equipment there. It can also be expensive. The idea is to simulate an environment close to reality for training,” says Mr. Khan.
19/08/18 Syed Mohammed/The Hindu