Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.
Volkswagen Makes Huge Investment in Simulated Training
If you think VR training is a passing trend, don’t tell Volkswagen – they’ve launched a global training hub “with the goal to educate employees across multiple brands and create a more efficient workflow in a way that allows employees to train at a pace they’re comfortable with without having to travel.” The trainings are designed to bring a uniform experience to its more than 10,000 employees, covering “everything from vehicle assembly, new team member training, and customer service.” Their investment in this technology has been significant, and so too, will be the ROI.
Diesel Techs & Forklift Operators Embrace VR Training
Vocational schools, like Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, have embraced simulated training, thanks to Microsoft’s HoloLens system. They’ve developed a 3-D hologram of a fully functioning six-cylinder heavy-duty ISX Cummins engine to teach students how internal combustion works:
“They can walk around it, put their hand in it, stop it and change speeds,” Duca said. “They can load fuel in the cylinder, watch the injector fire and see particles come into the cylinder.” This immersive experience led to a number of “now it all makes sense” moments for students who had no mechanical background.”
This drastically improves their mastery of the training, and that will make them valuable additions to any future employer’s team.
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