Honda utilizes advanced virtual reality to speed up vehicle design process

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A new video from Honda provides an insight into the auto maker’s VR Design Studios in Los Angeles, USA, and reveals how the OEM leverages advanced virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality technologies to accelerate the development of its upcoming vehicles.

 VR is viewed as a crucial tool for the development of future models, including electric vehicles. The OEM is continuing to expand its use of these tools in its facilities in the USA and Japan, having recently used the process to design the 2024 Honda Prologue all-electric SUV.

The model was the first from Honda to have been completely designed using virtual reality visualization technology. The process provided additional advantages during the Covid-19 pandemic, as it enabled engineers and teams to work collaboratively from different locations.

“Our design teams used the latest VR technology to envision Prologue in different environments and to accelerate cross-collaboration between Honda styling teams in the USA and Japan,” said Mathieu Geslin, VR design leader, Honda.

“It’s an ongoing effort to further explore the technical capabilities of VR and mixed reality in our development centers globally, and we’re really excited about what this will mean for the Honda products of the future.”

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