Microsoft to Work With Ford On New Vehicle Modeling

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Possibilities are endless, especially when it comes to Ford. Not only will a driverless Ford Fusion be delivering your next Domino’s Pizza, but it may have been built using the new Microsoft HoloLens headset.

On Thursday September 21st, ford announced they will be expanding the testing of the HoloLens. It will allow the designers the option to see a digital design and parts as if they were on the actual automobile, but what does this actually mean?

Microsoft HoloLens

Let’s start with the basics. The Microsoft HoloLens is a holographic computer; it is a headset that you can see and hear from. You can even interact in small environments such as an office or living room. It is wireless, so there is no need to connect it to a computer. The HoloLens can be used for 3D design, Minecraft and games across the Xbox One and PC.

Ford and Microsoft HoloLens

Now, you may wonder what Ford and Microsoft HoloLens have anything to do with each other. Well, the Microsoft HoloLens is going to be used in the design process of the overall car. It will combine the old and new ways of designing a car. Clay modeling is the old method of car design, so the new hologram models will make the design process significantly faster.

Instead of the design process taking weeks and even months using clay modeling, Ford Fusion and other cars have been designed within hours and even minutes. The hologram and Ford work together by displaying the holographic image on the part of car that hasn’t been designed yet. Users can quickly scroll through and preview multiple designs virtually instead of creating a clay model.

The future is here. As the Microsoft HoloLens and Ford collaborate and share ideas together, we may see the next driverless pizza delivering Ford Fusion designed by the HoloLens here in Salt Lake City, Utah sometime in the future.

Sources:

http://www.alphr.com/microsoft/microsoft-hololens/1000431/microsoft-hololens-uk-release-date-price-and-specs-everything

https://futurism.com/ford-is-using-microsofts-hololens-to-design-cars-in-mixed-reality/

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