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Honda uses VR technology to accelerate the design process of EVs

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Honda Design Studios is using virtual and mixed reality technology to fast-track development of new Honda vehicles

January 27, 2023  By  Canadian Manufacturing

2024 Honda Prologue BEV (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)

MARKHAM — A new video offers the first look at the Honda VR Design Studios in Los Angeles, showing how Honda is using virtual reality and mixed reality technology to fast track the development of new Honda vehicles. VR has become a tool for Honda designers in the development of future mobility products, including EVs, and Honda continues to expand use of these tools in LA and Japan.

The 2024 Honda Prologue full electric SUV was the first Honda model designed primarily through virtual reality visualization technology, which were critical in overcoming collaboration and efficiency challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our design teams used the latest VR technology to envision Prologue in different environments and to accelerate cross-collaboration between Honda styling teams in the U.S. and Japan,” said Mathieu Geslin, Honda VR design leader. “It’s an ongoing effort to further explore the technical capabilities of VR and mixed reality in our development centres globally, and we’re really excited about what this will mean for the Honda products of the future.”

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