While vehicle production has restarted at Ford facilities across Europe and North America, vehicle development during the COVID-19 crisis has been carried out through the use of virtual reality. During the lockdown, Ford designers collaborated on...
The Dearborn-based Ford Design Studio is exploring the use of Gravity Sketch, a 3D virtual reality sketching tool, with the goal of developing more human-centric vehicle designs.
At the Dearborn studios Ford is expanding testing the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality technology for speeding up the design review and selection process.
At Pebble Beach Infiniti inpartnership with "TEN: The Enthusiast Network" has presented a high-tech virtual experience built around its recent QX30 and QX60 concept cars.
At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference (WPC), Autodesk has demonstrated how the HoloLens would integrate with Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and animation software.
Future 3D modeling and sculpting software could offer designers an immersive experience thanks to the new VR headsets and haptic devices.