The TARGET Public Workshop took place in Barcelona and was hosted by project partner, the Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya (ISPC), on 17th and 18th October 2018. The programme included presentations updating the meeting on the technical developments and the results from the V2 scenario trials, which were run at TARGET end user sites in Slovakia, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and France during September 2018, as well as hands-on demonstrations of the technology.
The TARGET Public Workshop provided an excellent opportunity to brief the participants so that they were able to gain an in-depth understanding of the TARGET project, hear the results from the V2 trials and the outcomes towards V3. In total 50 people attended the workshop, including 18 people external to the project.
On Day One, presentations were given on the developments to the Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology, recently put through its paces in the V2 Trials, as well as the TARGET CPX system, the 2D and 3D model bank and the assessment engine. The 3D models were used to create the animated holograms in the MR and VR solutions.
On Day Two, all the delegates had the opportunity to experience the technology first hand in three interactive demonstrations, showcasing three of the scenarios:
- TC2 – command post exercise focussing on public disorder and crowd control
- TC4 – a Mixed Reality firearms incident involving terrorists and hostages in a confined space
- TC6 – Virtual Reality technology developed to help train incident commanders at a 50 vehicle motorway pile up
The project concludes at the end of October 2018.