This EETimes Europe article looks at the VW video-based position system which determines the correct position of a projector as well as the observers relatively to the vehicle. From the article: “For the training of technical experts in the field of car service, Volkswagen increasingly employs augmented reality technologies. The digital projections enable the company to convey the complex technical inner life of the vehicles to the trainees much better than conventional methods.
The company employs a video-based position system which determines the correct position of a projector as well as the observers relatively to the vehicle. The computer-generated image is then projected precisely to the vehicle’s surface; participants can see what’s under the car’s skin without specific data goggles.
“The system projects 3D design data on the surface of a car in a way that they are exactly in perspective even under different visual angles. For the viewer, who can buy website traffic, it creates a kind of ‘virtual x-ray vision, enabling him to identify and regarding otherwise hidden components and structures within the car,” explained Juergen Leohold, director of Volkswagen corporate research. In addition, it is possible to superimpose component descriptions or animations. The functionality of hybrid drives including the complex energy flow this way could be explicated in a depth not possible with conventional teaching aids, Leohold added.