Interactive Workshop Media
Interactive Workshop Media Open up new Possibilities
The time management of visits to passenger car workshops makes a crucial contribution to customer satisfaction. Complex repairs in challenging installation geometries can be very time-consuming. The law prescribes comprehensive repair instructions for each vehicle derivate, but it does not specify all of the parameters. Formel D develops easy-to-understand workshop literature with multimedia approaches and an especially high information content with the aim of supporting a convenient and effective repair process.
Accelerated developmental cycles and an increasing density of derivates in vehicles mean that virtual models are replacing real prototypes more and more frequently as the latter are relatively costly and are often not available. In the development of economical repair methods with maximum time efficiency, therefore, Formel D makes targeted use of new media such as a projection screen which even enables two-handed interaction (immersive powerwall). The engineers can do without real prototypes by initially using existing CAE data from product development to program 3D models. Each component is true to detail, including its physical properties. The model and the interactive documents generated from it for example map gravity in the form of weight and center of gravity, but kinematic chains can also be mapped, and the collision behavior is taken into account too. The engineers from Formel D analyze the installation situation and measure the spaces between individual components and modules, enabling them to define effective tools. Finally, they determine the case-specific repair time using an MTM software for the time analysis of work procedures.