Immersion has recently provided to Alstom, a global leader in rail transport infrastructure, several portable systems ‘Vr in Case’. The ‘VR in a case‘ is an all-in-one mobile Virtual Reality kit, contained in a compact flight case. This affordable solution can deploy easily and quickly an immersive system.
The VR in a case contain:
- A projector allowing to projecting images of very good quality suited to virtual reality installations
- Two portable workstations
- A compact tracking system for better immersion in virtual reality
- An interaction device (Flystick) to interact in the virtual image
- 3D stereo glasses that let you see in relief
Discover how Alstom, global leader in transportation, using these portable systems.
Interviews Carles Coca Mascorda, Innovation Manager and Collaborative Digital and Aurélie Perruchon, Head of Virtual Reality Center, Alstom.
Immersion : « For what purpose are used the ‘VR in a Case? »
Carles Coca Mascorda : “ The ‘VR in a Case’ systems are the basis of the deployment of Virtual Reality at Alstom. They help Alstom’s remote sites to collaborate on a project. With the ‘Vr in a Case’, our staff can check to customers, immersive 3D files (shapes, colors and internal configuration of the vehicle), and product design (size and volume) relative to contractual requirements or needs. The ‘Vr in a Case’ also allows us to perform review sessions for remote design, in collective immersion. Once integrated 3D revisions in processes and specific ecosystems of each site, a local investment for a fixed system can be engaged.”
Immersion : « How organized are these design review sessions? »
Carles Coca Mascorda : « Design changes begin at the design of the product. With ‘VR in a Case’, the people in charge of industrialization work in co-engineering to improve the product construction process; the maintainers provide service throughout the life of the train; the purchase and supply chain teams simulate supply to improve the flow of assembly operations. Finally, the ‘fine-tuning’ and the final decisions are taken in the Virtual Reality Centre at the headquarters of Alstom in Saint-Ouen. »
Aurélie Perruchon : « To complete, I would say that the affordable price of mobile systems is a significant benefit compared to a large fixed base who is more expensive. Moreover, the notion of mobility of these systems allows us to make the functionality of Virtual Reality accessible on various Alstom sites. This allows users to test what they can gain by using these new methods of working and also to work more easily between sites, thanks to the 3D model sharing function in real-time. The ‘Vr in a Case’ are used to make 3D views: design & styling, engineering, industrialization and maintenance. »