The predicted boom of Virtual Reality will change the engineering world. Engineering covers a large basis of industries, from cars to construction. With the help of VR, engineering can advance in many ways. Companies can become more efficient and signs are already showing that Virtual Reality has surged over the past two years.
The car industry has taken to Virtual Reality fast.
Clients can now test drive cars from their couch. In 2015 Volvo’s XC90 SUV was the first car company to use Virtual Reality for test drives. Many other companies then followed suit. Toyota used VR in a 2016 campaign to prove how reliable their cars are. To prove this they put clients through various VR simulations. Even Audi and Lamborghini have paired with Samsung to create a virtual experience. Augmented Reality has become a thing of the past for the automotive industry. They’ve produced 360° videos for showing off cars, but that doesn’t hold the wow factor that VR does. Unlike AR, VR allows companies to walk around their cars catching any design problems that may surface.
VR allows car companies to do away with having to manufacture full scale car models since VR can provide complete 3D movement. The software allows full scale, detailed, cars to be modelled within days, maybe even hours. This means VR for car companies provides them with a cheaper, time efficient alternative. Here at Eventual we can create walk around models of cars and much more. Full scale platforms can be constructed from scratch and users can interact with the surrounding environment.
Virtual Reality is your oyster
Architectural designs have become more time efficient with virtual reality. Software like LUX Walker, has been produced specifically for the architect and design community. This advancement in VR has allowed it to create photo-realistic house designs. Now people can take a virtual stroll through the Millennium Falcon, or take the look inside Tony Stark’s house.
House showings in virtual reality are also popular amongst the architect and housing companies. An example of this is Rightmove, who have been promoting virtual house tours. This allows for people to fully experience the house before they buy. When ideas or sales are put forward in Virtual Reality it allows both the customer and the client to gain extensive understanding of the pitch, which increases the chances of the deal being successful.
Construction has upped the ante as well
Its not just architects and automotive companies who can benefit from virtual technologies. People in construction can massively improve their work with the help of Virtual and Augmented Reality, allowing employees to have a better understanding of their work. Virtual Reality can also be used to train employees in safety, which could range from using heavy machinery to understanding the correct PPE to use.
The Eventual Platform
The cost for almost everything lowers dramatically when VR is put in place of something else. VR is incredibly useful but also needs substance before it becomes helpful. That’s where Eventual steps in. We can create platforms which accommodate multiple users from around the world at once in a Shared Virtual World. Environments like these can make a cheaper and more time efficient workplace.