Hyundai Harnesses VR to Accelerate Vehicle Development
Hyundai has recently highlighted the advances made in the use of VR technology by its design and development teams on new vehicle projects. Its designers work with industry-standard software that has been reprogrammed so that they can work in collaboration across multi-user and multi-location environments.
Using this software, they are able to create models and immersive environments in VR. This, the company says, has opened up a host of new opportunities. For example, what is known as a gravity sketching tool enables designers to create more human-centric vehicle designs by working in 3D from the start. By working in 3D, Hyundai’s designers can experiment with different proportions and build variations based on their ideas. Meanwhile, a 360° view of the vehicle enables them to sketch from any angle – in contrast to the traditional 2D process.
3D gravity sketching also enhances the collaboration between Hyundai’s exterior and interior designers. Through this technology, the two teams are able to work together simultaneously.