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Germany: VR tech at CeBIT lets you fix your car with insane digital imaging02:05

Germany: VR tech at CeBIT lets you fix your car with insane digital imaging

Germany, Hanover
March 19, 2017 at 17:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) displayed its VR solution for car repairs at the digital expo CeBIT in Hanover on Sunday.

As an example, experts from Fraunhofer IGD unveiled their augmented reality car repair system for the Porsche 911. The head of Visual Computing System Technologies Johannes Behr explained that with the technology, the car service worker would be able to see "digital 3D data with real data."

"The 3D data is very helpful in this case because we can overlap the data with the real object and exemplify repair processes for the worker," stated Behr, touting the affordability of the project for middle-class earners.

The technology can be used to show a mechanic where he has to look for repairs inside a car or where to install the corresponding part, among other tasks.

CeBIT, held annually in Hanover, is one of the world's largest tech trade fairs. This year's installment, organised by Deutsche Messe AG, will go on until March, 24.

Germany: VR tech at CeBIT lets you fix your car with insane digital imaging02:05
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Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) displayed its VR solution for car repairs at the digital expo CeBIT in Hanover on Sunday.

As an example, experts from Fraunhofer IGD unveiled their augmented reality car repair system for the Porsche 911. The head of Visual Computing System Technologies Johannes Behr explained that with the technology, the car service worker would be able to see "digital 3D data with real data."

"The 3D data is very helpful in this case because we can overlap the data with the real object and exemplify repair processes for the worker," stated Behr, touting the affordability of the project for middle-class earners.

The technology can be used to show a mechanic where he has to look for repairs inside a car or where to install the corresponding part, among other tasks.

CeBIT, held annually in Hanover, is one of the world's largest tech trade fairs. This year's installment, organised by Deutsche Messe AG, will go on until March, 24.

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