05/04/2022 – About the Topic
The automotive and transportation industries have been adopting immersive technologies to help with sales, training across all aspects, product design, servicing, and more.
Immersive technologies can provide ways in which to more easily customize configurations for individual needs and use. Augmented reality can provide reference materials for understanding the specs and parts of the vehicle and how they can be installed and maintained. These reference materials can also be used by salespeople to be able to quickly speak about the exact detail the consumer is inquiring about. AR can also provide technical support in general, providing engineers and mechanics with real-time remote assistance. AR can also let engineers visually install components into existing designs to understand how the pieces can fit together.
Virtual reality can be used for simulating vehicles in all types of environments and weather. VR can provide ‘hands on’ assembly time rather than learning by observing. Virtual showrooms and prototyping allow for a lower cost and risk as well as world-wide collaboration possibilities. Simulators are being used in driving schools prior to new drivers getting on the road. VR can even assist manufacturers understand and redesign their entire assembly line that improve workflow.
Join us May 4th for The Next Evolution of Automotive and Transportation where industry experts will discuss how immersive technologies are being used today and shaping the future.
What’s the Format
6:00-6:15pm – Networking & Preparation
6:15-6:30pm – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:30pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30-8:00pm – Networking
More Details Coming Soon…
Attending VRAR Chicago Virtual Meetups
We encourage folks to join us in the virtual environment Conference Hall by downloading the Virbela open campus client at virbela.com/download. Otherwise, people can join by watching the scheduled live stream at facebook.com/VRARChicago/live_videos – where we will field questions from! See more about getting started and navigating Virbela below.
The Virbela virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. To get to the Conference Hall once in Virbela, you click the GO TO menu on the top left of your screen >> Campus Locations >> Conference Hall. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the technology prior to the day of the meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.
We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this meetup is about you, our members, and not just a soap box for the host, presenters, or our sponsors. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in Immersive Technology.
Getting started in Virbela
Signing up for Virbela
Virbela is available on mac, windows, rift and vive.
First, you will want to create your account and then download the program onto your computer by going to their registration page. For Rift and Vive, it should be pretty straightforward in their interface.
- You will need to verify your email address
- Create an avatar
- Log into their “open campus”
Once logged in and in the Virbela open campus area, walk around with your arrow keys and then click the Go To menu on top left of the screen. Our program will be in the Conference Hall, so you will need to click that option to join us.
- PC or Mac, Windows 7 SP1+ or newerMac OS X 10.11 or newer
- Headphones and a microphone
- Power cord plugged in for extended use
Entering the Virtual Venue – Conference Hall
- Log into Virbela
- Click Go To menu on top left of your screen
- Select Campus Locations
- Select Conference Hall
VRAR Chicago Virtual Environment Code of Conduct
Open microphones and/or not using headphones can create an echo effect that can negatively affect others’ experiences
- Please use headphones if you can.
- Keep your microphone on push-to-talk (using the number 1 key)
- Act as if this is a space that you are in physically!
- For the Questions and Answers portion
- Click “Raise Hand” on bottom of your screen
- Wait to be called on
- Ask your question
- Press the 1 key and hold it to open your mic
- Ask your question and wait a moment
- Release the 1 key
- Press and hold the 1 button to open your microphone to speak
- Pressing the spacebar unlocks your view or “head” to look around
- You can click someone’s name and click Go To and automatically walk to them
- Your Go To menu lets you raise your hand, wave, or even dance!
- Click the screen menu on top of your screen once in the Conference Hall to select your preferred ‘view’ to enjoy the program.
- You can toggle between these selections during the program