Johnson Controls joined the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC), an organization focused on the development of digital twin technology, or digital, virtual representations of a real-life system. They often are used to optimize maintenance. Members of DTC include companies such as Microsoft, GE Digital and Northrop Grumman.
The collaborative organization pools resources to help develop digital twin technology, which the organization says allows the group to keep abreast of technological advances and help influence standards for adoption. The DTC says it seeks to drive innovation through consistent architecture and design methods, open-source collaboration and the establishment of best practices for digital twin advancement.