Virtual Reality for Commercial Vehicle and Transportation
Small series and extensive customization characterize the business of the commercial vehicle and transportation industry. A repetition rate of hardly above 1.0, large and expensive products in combination with disproportionate long life cycles raise high demands on product reliability, durability and maturity.
The global presence of highly competitive companies and extensive boundary conditions of local markets increase the pressure to each player on the world-wide market tremendously. Product quality, development time and the degree of individualization of the product portfolio are essential factors for success or failure.
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Traditional planning and simulation tools designed for engineering specialists are not sufficient to cover all needs during the product development process. Especially interdisciplinary iterative tasks and decision making support for cross-departmental validation processes still require hardware mockups in addition to the IT-landscape. The absence of solutions that provides virtual prototypes with high flexibility, real-time simulation and interaction in combination with an easy to use interface for non-CAx-experts force OEMs to still produce hardware prototypes.
To support this high demanding product development process IC.IDO offers tailored and configurable products. IC.IDO products are designed to support engineering accompanied, service / maintenance concerned and manufacturing related processes providing a real-time environment for interactive operation on a virtual prototype for collaborative decision making.