Los Angeles – Honda has unveiled its new virtual reality (VR) design studios located in Los Angeles, highlighting the company’s use of advanced VR and mixed reality technology to speed up the development of new vehicles. The video offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technology used by Honda designers in creating the future of mobility, including electric vehicles (EVs).
Honda’s VR design teams leveraged the latest VR technology to visualize and collaborate on the design of the upcoming 2024 Honda Prologue full-electric SUV. The use of VR visualization was critical in overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and enabling its designers in both the U.S. and Japan to work together efficiently.
Mathieu Geslin, Honda VR design leader, stated that the company is committed to exploring the full potential of VR and mixed reality in its development centers globally. He said, “It’s an ongoing effort to further explore the technical capabilities of VR and mixed reality in our development centers globally, and we’re really excited about what this will mean for the Honda products of the future.”
About – Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning lineup includes the Civic and Accord, the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. The comapny’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, it’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.
The company has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.