Ford created a game to learn how to repair their carsFebruary 14, 2020
When the electric Mustang Mach-E gets to Ford repair shops, specialists will already know how to repair it, since Bosch created a virtual reality training program for them.
Ford, in partnership with Bosch, is using virtual reality to train technicians to repair the upcoming Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. The VR program allows technicians to learn how to repair a car without the physical presence of a car.
What’s under the hood of the Ford Mustang Mach-E may come as a surprise to anyone who is used to traditional front-engined cars. Ford, for example, wants you to believe that this is a good place to serve shrimp. The future electric car, like other electric cars, has nothing to brag about when the bonnet is propped up, so you can imagine that there are several new things to learn at the local Ford dealership to learn the techniques.
Almost everything is new on this car, so Ford technicians are trained in virtual reality to find out how to fix it. Ford, in partnership with Bosch, has developed a virtual reality program whereby technicians learn how to diagnose and maintain the Mach-E so that when the vehicle begins to arrive at their stores, they know what to do. Bosch is also developing an extension of the curriculum in which technicians will use the VR system to interact with the car and examine its various parts.
“Technicians will be immersed in a simulated and gaming world, which means they won’t need to rely on genuine Mustang Mach-E cars to learn about its components, including the new high-voltage electric SUV system,” said Dave Johnson, director of service Ford engineering, the press release said.
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