Ford significantly accelerates Vehicle Development Processes using IC.IDO
Ford Motor Company
The Ford development process for vehicles is getting faster and faster. ESI’s Virtual Reality solution IC.IDO is an efficient tool to reduce the amount of prototypes and mock ups. We can build several virtual vehicles in much less time and at lower cost than the usual expensive and dated prototypes and fixtures. IC.IDO enables us to verify different design alternatives. It also allows us to conduct attribute assessments in earlier stages of the program and escalate and visualize of any issues, be they simple or very complex!”Michael Wolf, Virtual Reality Supervisor at Ford
Ford needed to bring styling and engineering teams together in the most collaborative way. They were looking for a system that would empower them to validate a new car interior and exterior (accommodation, usage, visibility and perception) based on existing 3D data.
IC.IDO's 4-sided immersive CAVE requires very short data preparation time. Ford can visualize and compare the whole interior of different cars or variants. Ford’s teams use IC.IDO to interact naturally with the interior of their virtual models (like in a real car) by using a calibrated seating buck and intuitive interaction techniques. IC.IDO allows Ford to eliminate the majority of errors in early phases of the project, and avoid associated costs.