Press Release

AR/VR Collaboration enables "engineering everywhere"

With the AR/VR Collaboration product, the EDAG Group makes "engineering everywhere" possible. Through the linking of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) with planning and engineering tools, engineers can take part in virtual production processes from planning to maintenance from any location in the world. The advantages with regard to efficiency and sustainability are particularly big for global companies.

AR/VR Collaboration enables a plant or factory to be examined virtually "on site" by partners distributed all over the world. A partner can watch the scene via AR at the actual site, while other partners attend the event virtually via VR. Audiovisual interaction between individual partners is possible at any time via their respective avatars. A special feature is the possibility of controlling virtual robots via AR through their teach pendant which is linked to the scene via data interfaces.

As the participants can be linked from any location and at any time to the virtual work environment, with AR/VR Collaboration heavy expenditure on travel in terms of time and cost is a thing of the past. By cutting down on travel, the CO2 footprint and work-life balance are improved at the same time. In addition, it makes the job of planning and development engineers for digital natives and technology freaks more exciting.

Further advantages of the collaborative work are clear: through the straightforward ad hoc inclusion of certain members of staff or the whole team in discussions, individual strengths can be brought together more effectively. Everyone can bring something to the table.


About the EDAG Group

EDAG is an independent engineering service provider working for the global automotive industry. The company has a global network of some 60 branches at the world's major automobile centres to serve leading national and international vehicle manufacturers and technologically discerning automotive suppliers.

In addition, EDAG also offers engineering services in the vehicle engineering, electrics/electronics and production solutions segments. This extensive competence enables EDAG to provide its customers with all-round support, from the original idea to design, through to product development, prototype construction and even turn-key production systems. As an innovative technological leader, the company also has competence centres for ground-breaking future technologies for the automotive industry: lightweight design, eMobility, digitalisation, integral safety and new production technologies.

In 2018, the company achieved a sales volume of € 792 million and an adjusted EBIT of € 47.6 million. On 31st December, 2018, EDAG employed a global workforce of 8,641 (including apprentices).

 

Do you have any questions, or need further information?

Christoph Horvath
Press Spokesman of EDAG
Tel.:  +49 (0) 661- 6000 570
Mobile:  +49 (0) 171- 8765 310
E-mail:  christoph.horvath@edag.com         


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