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    Ford uses mixed reality to design cars with the help of Microsoft’s HoloLens

    by contentdeveloper on Thursday, Oct 05 2017

    The future of the automobile industry is going to be really different from the present times. Modern car industry has already come a long way with fancy designs and great technology and safety features for enhanced safety and convenience. However, future auto industry will be dominated by highly futuristic green cars with advanced capabilities, fully autonomous technology and artificial intelligence. Future mobility system will not only mean driver-less luxury cars, but even flying cars. While, the future cars are going to be so different from today’s cars, future car making is obviously also going to be different.

    The future of the automobile industry is going to be really different from the present times. Modern car industry has already come a long way with fancy designs and great technology and safety features for enhanced safety and convenience. However, future auto industry will be dominated by highly futuristic green cars with advanced capabilities, fully autonomous technology and artificial intelligence. Future mobility system will not only mean driver-less luxury cars, but even flying cars. While, the future cars are going to be so different from today’s cars, future car making is obviously also going to be different.

     

     

    Car making is certainly a very elaborate and complex process that goes without saying. It all starts with designing, which is the most important and complex part of all, as the design has to be to be implemented on a physical reconstruction or clay models before the actual development. This process is time consuming and time is money. Thus, American auto major, Ford has partnered with American tech giant Microsoft to enhance this design process and expedite it by using HoloLens headsets.

    Utilizing the HoloLens, Ford’s designers as well as engineers can make models of the new upcoming cars way more quickly and also make changes more easily to the vehicles they are developing in the virtual world. It is more effortless and less time consuming to make and see the changes, which is called ‘mixed-reality’ overlays on the existing models.

     

    While speaking on this development, the Vice President for Design at Ford, Moray Callum said in statement via blog that it is amazing that the company’s teams can combine the old and new techniques of using clay models and holograms which saves both time and also allow the designers to experiment and implement more easily and quickly, to design more stylish and smart new vehicles. He added by saying that the Microsoft HoloLens is a powerful tool for all the designers, as designers are constantly re-visualizing vehicle designs and keep of experimenting to keep up with the demands of rapidly changing times.

    The HoloLens general manager, Lorraine Bardeen commented by writing in the blog that HoloLens is making it easier for the several teams at Ford to collaborate more efficiently. By utilizing HoloLens, the teams at Ford can easily collaborate without the risk of leak outs of confidential designs.

     

    To put it in simple words, mixed reality is making the car development process easier and less time consuming. Thus, HoloLens is the futuristic touch and an added advantage in the car manufacturing process, which is already high-tech and even autonomous at current times. However, the core design and development processes are always dependent on human intelligence, innovation and hard work, in which the HoloLense is a great advantage. The HoloLense technology has been already tried by luxury auto majors like Audi, Volkswagen and Volvo, and even NASA. 

    Ford has already conducted a successful pilot project using the HoloLense, and is now looking to extend its use in its overall design process. A VR technical specialist at Ford, Elizabeth Baron expressed her happiness by writing in the blog post that it is exciting, as it helps the designers and engineers to communicate more effectively and visualize things earlier in the process by combining virtual and physical models.


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