Honda uses Virtual Reality (VR) technology to develop various car models in the United States, the first model chosen by Honda Prologue.
Honda has started using advanced virtual reality (VR) technology to develop its product designs. VR is being used by Honda to assemble the Honda Pilot TrailSport to Honda’s new electric car model, the Honda Prologue EV in the United States.
The technology is used by the designers of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. According to him, VR technology could become one of the technologies that Honda’s design team could rely on during the Covid-19 pandemic. As you know, the pandemic has limited gatherings of people and everything has been done virtually.
Mathieu Geslin, Head of VR Technology at Honda Design Studio, said: “Honda’s design team used VR technology to visualize the Honda Prologue model. Where this technology accelerates collaboration between Honda’s design teams in the US and in Japan.
“The use of this technology is an ongoing effort to optimize the technical capabilities of virtual reality, and we are very excited to use this technology in future Honda product development,” Geslin said in a press release yesterday.
First model designed
Honda uses virtual and augmented reality because this technology is a bridge capable of removing the boundaries of space and time, also as a technology of the future.
The Honda Prologue has been chosen and will be a car in the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) segment, as well as the first electric car to be designed. Honda’s design team is ready to use VR technology to evaluate colors, materials and visualize the set-up as a whole.
Preparation from 6 years ago
The use of VR technology in Honda product development has been planned for six years. Honda engineers explored, tested and validated this technology to find new and efficient ways to create better products in the future.
While advances in VR technology have helped the design team a lot, the use of VR technology in making a product cannot eliminate the direct physical and emotional touch of the designer making it.
Towards its global goal of achieving carbon neutrality for all company products and operations by 2050. Therefore, Honda will introduce 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2030, with a global sales volume of 2 million units .
In North America, Honda has set a timeline for the introduction of electric vehicles up to 2030 and ultimately for 100% zero-emission car sales by 2040.