Ford CAVE Gives In-Depth Environment Results – Ford Tour

Jill in a CAVE

Jill in a CAVE

At one time, Ford would make a clay model of a car. The user would then sit in the clay model as they figured out if everything is in the right place.

Nowadays, they have the Cave Automated (CAVE). Using Virtual tracking and technologies, the user gets to see 4 walls of site – so engineers can determine whether the user can see and reach all around them.

Even with like in-car DVD players and panel readouts on the top of the car. After all, you wouldn’t want those cool add-ons to inhibit your lines of sight.

Roman Mica in the CAVE

Roman Mica in the CAVE

continued this while explaining the use of the CAVE. She mentions that anything seen on a Vehicle can be replicated virtually in this room.

The 3D view can have the user grab the virtual . Engineers can then see first-hand the ergonomics.

The best part about the CAVE is it has reduced prototype models and cut out 6 months of production. So costs are lower and cars can be produced faster.

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