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Inside Ford's 3D CAVE

Designers and engineers at Ford are able to assess new cars before they're made thanks to the Ford 3D CAVE facility. Located in Ford Merkenich, Germany - Mic...

Via João Greno Brogueira
Jed Fisher's insight:

Very nice overview of Ford's CAVE facility in Germany.

This I believe is powered by RTT DeltaGen - for more info see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-drl_2-Tk8

 

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Christian Matzen's comment, July 31, 2013 1:48 PM
Jed, I am afraid you are wrong. It is IC.IDO from ESI Group. They have been our happy customer for almost 10 years in that field (and beyond).
Jed Fisher's comment, July 31, 2013 5:56 PM
Hi Christian, really? I think you both might be :) at least according to this press release - Ford Is Improving Visual Quality In The CAVE Using RTT DeltaGen, http://www.usednewfordcars.com/ford-videos/cars/pilot/ford-is-improving-visual-quality-in-the-A-H-drl_2-Tk8.htm
Christian Matzen's comment, August 3, 2013 3:52 AM
Ford ran a benchmark that year and decided to continue to use IC.IDO. We have people on-site in Dearborn and Cologne. Believe me, I know what I am talking about. ;-)
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GM commits to in-car apps by the end of the year

GM commits to in-car apps by the end of the year | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
General Motors has shown off prototypes of its in-car app platform for months, but today the automaker has finally committed turning its tech demos into a reality. In an interview with CNET, March...
Jed Fisher's insight:

In response to Ford Sync (an open App approach) - GM moves forward with it's App strategy. 

 

As mentioned previously, there are so many solutions that really fit well for an in-car experience. The key for the App developers is to make compelling Apps that make sense and work well from within the car. 


We can hopefully expect to see Apps for radio/entertainment, finding a place to park, locational/GPS services, smart telematics, car service/repair, traffic management, weather/environmental reporting.


More can be found about Ford Sync at http://sco.lt/8zw26L

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