The behavior of people in traffic differs from country to country, and virtual reality may help engineers to develop innovative solutions remotely. In China, for example, completely different situations are experienced on the roads as compared with German roads. However, the systems of a mobility system operating on the global stage need to operate everywhere. This requires a huge amount of test and harmonization work, particularly for the development of self-drive automobiles.
In future, a growing proportion of this work is likely to take place in virtual reality — with simulation of the particularly complex traffic situations in Chinese megacities. Virtual reality creates the ideal conditions for cross-brand and cross-site collaboration. The Digital Realities Team is currently developing further virtual reality applications for production & logistics at the Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands.