On 24/25 October 2018, BMW hosted its 14th IT show for employees from IT and specialist departments, suppliers and partners in Munich’s Zenith Halle for the 14th time. As expected, the event was entitled “Digitization” in all phases of the product life cycle.
fleXstructures and the BMW specialist department “plunged” with the visitors into the world of immersive experience. With the help of the Virtual Reality solution for IPS Cable Simulation, a current V8 engine including front axle and all flexible cables and hoses could be experienced. The visitors were particularly impressed by the possibility to make design changes to the flexible components and to receive feedback in real time with regard to mountability and assurance of the functional properties. In addition, the VR solution offers a valuable instrument for cooperation within the team and beyond.
Due to the regular, organized BMW employee tours and the additional, lively visitor crowd, the VR equipment for IPS Cable Simulation was constantly in use and some visitors requested follow-up appointments to evaluate the application possibilities for their concrete tasks.
After the very good response, the VR solution for IPS Cable Simulation will be presented at the next internal BMW event, the Digital Day in April 2019.