Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Gaming is one of the more well-known VR uses but its potential doesn’t stop there. Businesses have only just scratched the surface of what’s possible.
Aircraft Maintenance Training
The U.S. Air Force and Training Command (AETC) is prioritising transforming the way airmen learn through modernization of education and training. They are developing competency-based virtual reality and augmented reality training for aircraft maintenance. Virtual training hangars are being built for the classroom and frontline with 3D environments with AR capabilities. The Air Force plans to share the virtual hangars and aircraft platform environments with other commands, including, Air Mobility, Air Combat and Air Force Special Operations.
VR enables dealers to showcase models conveniently wherever the customer desires without constraints. A user is immersed in a virtual world where they can fully configure every aspect of their vehicle to their own specification and then take it on a test drive. Wearable tech allows shoppers to customise the ideal configuration of the vehicle they want and view the car inside and out from a first-person perspective.
VR is saving the automotive industry funds by allowing engineers and designers to experiment easily with the look and build of a vehicle before commissioning costly prototypes. They use VR to hold early design and engineering reviews to check the visual design and object obscuration of the vehicle before money is spent on physically manufacturing the parts.
AR is now being developed to make solving car issues easier, enabling you to overlay instructions over the problem area. Hyundai already has an AR app available for its customers, helping drivers to carry out simple maintenance tasks and providing general information about their vehicle.