Volkswagen Using VR to Progress Auto Design

Published by , April 3, 2017 11:33 am

(TheSun)  Car manufacturers are now able to use the premise of virtual reality to progress automobile design. German automaker Volkswagen are today using mobile computer technology, “HoloLens”, which allows designers to project virtual content onto a physical object – essentially ‘building’ a virtual car in-front of them in minutes. Operating out of Volkswagen’s Virtual Engineering Lab in Wolfsburg, computer engineer Frank Ostermann is leading one of six labs operated by Volkswagen Group IT that are utilising the virtual technology.
Engineers wear mixed-reality goggles to project their design onto a 1:4 scale model of a VW Golf, and can then change wheels, paint colours, body shape and more all using simple gestures or voice commands.

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