Earlier this year, CGA unveiled an incredible new interactive tool to help our members engage the public about the “811 before you dig” message: the 811 Virtual Reality Experience.
This custom-built software uses leading virtual reality technology HTC Vive to allow people to enter a virtual world where they can see underground facilities that run under their virtual front yard.
During the experience, users wear the HTC Vive mask and headphones and have 81.1 seconds to call 811, wait for the marks and then dig with care
(using hand controllers), as they place up to 10 unique landscaping and yard improvement items in their virtual front yard.
As you plan for 2018 events, now is the time to submit your requests to host the immersive 811 Virtual Reality Experience. Visit the 811 VR toolkit (CommonGroundAlliance.com/damage- prevention/toolkits/virtual-reality- experience) to view a promotional video, get answers to some frequently asked questions, submit your request and more.
The 811 VR Experience rental is available to CGA Corporate Members and Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Sponsors in good standing