Today, Volkswagen is presenting the latest updates on the AVILUS project in the Marketing Management Institute of Braunschweig. German shipbuilders, plant and machinery constructors as well as aircraft and motor vehicle manufacturers are working hand-in-hand on virtual technologies for manufacturing, product design, marketing and maintenance.
With these technologies, it will be possible in the future to build vehicles more quickly and at a lower cost. When digital data is used, the whole process of creating products can be virtually experienced and dealt with.
Therefore, developers can move about inside the aircraft cabin or car, play the part of the purchaser or user, then check if the products are functioning well.
It is only now in any place across the globe that these innovative advancements make it viable to create a continuous process sequence from the developing stage through to the after-sales service, as explained by Head of Volkswagen's Virtual Technologies research division and AVILUS Project, Prof. Dr. Werner Schreiber.
Additional results of the AVILUS research consist of the following: development of ships and aircrafts, commissioning of production systems, virtual validation of motor vehicles, and the overlaying of real and virtual objects to verify product and production.
The Virtual Techniques Innovation Alliance or IA VT, which is spearheaded by Volkswagen, combines several projects sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or BMBF as an essential part of the High-Tech Strategy ICT 2020 program.