Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge – by offering them an x-ray view ‘inside’ the car.
The company is using so-called Augmented Reality – the deliberate expansion of the real world using digital projections – to train Volkswagen teams worldwide, and to inform them about the development and technical innovations of new models.
The principle of Augmented Reality is a video-based positioning programme which determines the correct position of the image projector and the viewer in relation to the vehicle. Computer-generated information can then be precisely embedded into the viewer’s real-world environment via the projector image.
The projection-based Augmented Reality system was developed by Volkswagen Group Research together with the Volkswagen Service Academy. In the future, there will also be further consistent use of this technology in international training in Wolfsburg, saving time and money. Augmented Reality will also be applied in vehicle development, from production planning right through to marketing.