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VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows

01/05/22
Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows

They save time, simplify processes, make it easier to collaborate and increase efficiency: Virtual reality tools are gaining importance at Volkswagen. Three examples from three areas – from technical development, through assembly planning, to factory logistics.

Example 1:

Driving simulator in technical development

In the driving simulator, the driver is on the move in virtual reality.

High-tech tool: The proportions are exact

The raw data comes from various technical development areas. It is visualised by a game engine and transferred to VR.
Florian Kerzel
Group IT development manager
Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows
Virtual tour of the city with the electromechanical hexapod.
Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows
What a young woman wants from a car is very different from what an older man wants. The driving simulator helps us find the optimum compromise.
Bert Hartfiel
VR system developer

Evaluating colours and features: VR in the static seat box

Virtual reality allows new concepts to be experienced at a very early stage. We can import new colours or whole option packages with a click of the mouse.
Çağdaş Tekcan
VR system developer
Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows

VR applications throughout the Volkswagen Group

The Digital.Realities:Hub connects VR and AR applications, as well as users.

Example 2:

Virtual assembly planning instead of plywood and cardboard

Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows
Real car prototypes are very expensive, which is why we moved the assembly workshops to the world of VR.
Dennis Abmeier
Business Partner Manager Digital Realities

Big and small avatars

Volkswagen is relying increasingly on virtual reality when it comes to introducing new logistics processes.

Example 3:

Virtual reality in logistics

Our VR applications enable us to display workflows visually in such a way that anyone can understand them straight away.
Malte Hedemann
Lead Group Collaboration:Hub
Development using VR glasses: How Volkswagen uses virtual workflows