Virtual Reality is becoming the best technology possible for auto engineers, proving them the capability to create prototype vehicles without the extension associated cost. One of the first auto manufacturers that is implementing this technology is Jaguar – Land Rover, which operates a simulator group that’s directly responsible for building virtual vehicles with standard engineering processes. Every part of the car can be visualized with 3D Models, enabling engineers to determine how all the parts work with one another. Performances of these vehicles are simulated, even the combustion process involved with cylinder blocks. It’s resulted in substantial cost savings for Jaguar – Land Rover.
Jaguar – Land Rover isn’t the only auto manufacturer that implements this technology. Both Mercedes and Ford have used virtual reality technology for a prolonged period, with state-of-the-art advancements added regularly to ensure the reality centre is fully capable of dealing with any alterations in the auto industry. Their latest upgrades include 4K Digital Cinema Projectors, Super Computers and Motion Pads. It creates a traversable environment in an open space that doesn’t require any VR Helmets. The virtual reality creations are displayed through the projectors, which work in correlation with the supercomputers.
The Jaguar XJ and Range Rover Evoque have both been developed with this technology, which the auto manufacturer believes helped assist with the associated development time. Instead of the current six-month period, it was dropped to four months with the Jaguar Virtual Reality Centre. The challenge facing the Jaguar corporation is the long-term capabilities of this technology, as the associated cost to upgrade these reality centres is extensive.
Old is Better than New
Standard development methods are low cost, with auto analysts expecting that delayed updated will follow for the Jaguar’s reality centre. Once the technology has become more cemented and limited in its upgrade capabilities, the associated cost will be lower than developing a clay model of their vehicles. Jaguar has implored the clay method for more than 80+ years. Right now, the Jaguar Company uses virtual reality technology to visual every stage of development for new vehicles. This extends to new tools and manufacturing processes.