Spark had the opportunity to demonstrate to New Zealanders how 5G could make a difference to how Team New Zealand defended the 36th America’s Cup. They started by building the team their own 5G network to give them a technological advantage and excel their boat’s performance to victory.
Working closely with Dan Bernasconi, and the Emirates Team New Zealand design team, we created a real-time interactive experience where visitors can design their own high-performance AC75. This was done to enable access and understanding of 5G network benefits to sailing technology and racing.
Using a tablet, visitors can change the hull, rudder, sail, foil, crew position plus personalise it with their own custom paint job to create the best boat for the day's wind conditions.
At the end of the process, they could then see whether their design helped or hindered their AC75’s performance while everyone's final designed boat was presented throughout the day on the shared big screen.