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Virtual reality and 3D scans:
Digitally planned production of the Audi e-tron GT

Audi TechFocus Newsletter #08

Virtual reality and 3D scans:  Digitally planned production of the Audi e-tron GT
  • Audi e-tron GT is the brand’s first model for which production planning was without any physical prototypes.
  • Audi develops VR software for planning and workshops in a virtual space
  • 3D scans use artificial intelligence and machine learning: 250,000 square meters (2,690,977.6 sq ft) of production space at Neckarsulm site already digitized

The Audi e-tron GT is the first four rings model for which production was planned entirely without physical prototypes. Multiple technical innovations made this possible, including three-dimensional building scans, machine learning processes and the use of virtual reality. All assembly processes, such as procedures and employee actions were tested and optimized in virtual spaces that model their real-world counterparts down to the finest detail. Virtual planning is now used across site boundaries, enabling digital, connected working without business trips or foreign assignments – and not just during the coronavirus pandemic. 3D scans and the planning in virtual spaces make processes more efficient and sustainable.

Where is virtual planning used and why are 3D scans so important for this?

How do 3D scans work and what role does artificial intelligence play?

Where is virtual planning with virtual reality already being used and what advantages does it offer?

More than buildings and processes: How does virtual container planning work?

What makes virtual planning so sustainable and ecological?

What future perspectives does virtual planning open up?

Spokesperson Audi Neckarsulm for Production and Logistics
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