All Virtual reality articles

  • BMW virtual-collaboratio with UE (2)
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    Digital twins: Making more of the data

    2021-10-11T18:22:00Z

    Developments in data management are making digital tools that will support closer cooperation between vehicle engineering and manufacturing operations

  • Christian Vollmer, VW 1
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    A production transformation that will last 20 years at Volkswagen

    2021-08-02T20:57:00Z

    Christian Vollmer at Volkswagen discusses how virtual tools have helped production move during the pandemic, why cross-plant collaboration has accelerated and VW’s evolving manufacturing strategies to ramp up EV production.

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    Watch: Vehicle lightweighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

    2021-07-12T05:00:00Z

    This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating lightweight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

  • Audi Employee VR
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    The software-defined assembly line

    2021-06-02T09:05:00Z

    The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a revolution, where investment is led by software rather than hardware. That in turn enables a raft of new possibilities in creating the factory of the future, according to experts from Audi, ABB and Cosmo Tech.

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    VR training for assembly operations

    2021-05-18T07:33:00Z

    Introducing a completely new model to the production line and ramping up to mass production is a challenge. The team at Honda’s East liberty Auto plant have deployed a VR training system to support the assembly line workers with impressive results

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    Skoda opens new centre to build test vehicles and prototypes

    2021-01-18T18:22:00Z

    Test vehicles and prototypes will now be built under one roof in the new manufacturing technical development department at Mladá Boleslav

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    Tooling printed to order

    2020-11-09T15:10:00Z

    How have OEMs been integrating 3D printing into their development and production operations? We look at recent developments at Seat and Audi

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    People get ready: recruitment and retention in a complex automotive industry

    2020-04-20T16:22:00Z

    With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …

  • Daimler VR
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    Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights

    2020-03-09T12:43:00Z

    Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 

  • BMW engine assembly training
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    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

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    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

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    Success for Seat

    2019-08-19T16:19:00Z

    Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports

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    Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

    2019-05-21T13:22:00Z

    Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

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    At the leading edge

    2019-03-04T12:18:00Z

    Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations Certain terms surrounding digitisation have become pretty familiar over the past 5-10 years: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), edge computing, big data, smart factory, artificial intelligence ...

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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

  • BMW VR cockpit preassembly
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    BMW takes a virtual reality check

    2018-11-21T10:02:00Z

    Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the new BMW 3 Series, virtual reality technology has enabled the OEM to set up cockpit preassembly workstations. By using VR, BMW says it was able to assess the whole of the new production area in virtual reality and test new ...

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    Collective thinking

    2018-07-05T14:57:00Z

    Closer collaboration between product development and production teams could lead to significant improvements in vehicle manufacturing processes. Ford Otosan holds a unique position. Michael Nash reports The scenery in Turkey is full of surprises. A quick car journey can lead to towering mountains, pristine beaches and lush forests, while historical ...

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    Back to the future

    2018-03-13T12:20:14Z

    Designed in 1967, the K67 showcased how plastics could be used to create a stylish performance car The automotive related headlines are full of forward looking statements; OEMs describing their brand’s vision of future mobility, new concepts of how they envision we will be moved around appearing at motor ...

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    Tracking and training

    2018-03-06T17:17:47Z

    Digital technologies are providing new training solutions for the automotive industry. Nick Holt reports Eye tracking systems are now being successfully used to create training programs that reduce errors in manufacturing operations. Mike Bartel, senior research developer at Tobii Pro Insights provided an overview of what this technology offers: “Eye ...

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    Readying your cutting room for Industry 4.0

    2017-07-08T16:01:09Z

    Widespread digitalisation within automotive manufacturing is providing the opportunity for seating and interiors suppliers to move up the value chain With the Fourth Industrial Revolution well underway, automotive suppliers need to assess their Industry 4.0 readiness across all operations. The car of the future will be highly connected, electric and ...