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Title    Ford Using Microsoft HoloLens to Help Design Cars
Date    Thursday September 21 2017, @10:37PM
Author    Fnord666
from the use-it-to-design-a-holodeck dept.

takyon writes:

Ford says it is using Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset to help design cars, alongside clay models:

Microsoft's HoloLens headset has been slowly pivoting towards commercial markets over the past year. NASA, Volvo, Lowe's, Audi, and Volkswagen are all testing HoloLens for various reasons, and now Ford is expanding its use of Microsoft's headsets after an initial pilot phase. Ford is using HoloLens to let designers quickly model out changes to cars, trucks, and SUVs. This allows designers to see the changes on top of an existing physical vehicle, instead of the traditional clay model approach to car design.

Ford is still using clay models, but the HoloLens can be used to augment additional 3D models without having to build every single design prototype with clay.

Also at CNBC and Engadget.

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