The Bosch Xperience tour

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Auto technicians try Oculus Rift virtual reality

The world’s largest auto supplier is using virtual reality technology to help train service technicians. In a nationwide tour, Robert Bosch is training 8,000 to 10,000 service technicians on direct-injection and braking technology through the Oculus Rift virtual reality device. The headset system — developed by Irvine, Calif.- based Oculus VR, which Facebook acquired for $2 billion — provides users with an “immersive visual experience,” enveloping their pupils in a rich video feed, said Bosch Xperience tour manager Stefan Jackowniak. The Bosch Xperience tour is giving technicians the opportunity to take three-dimensional tours of the inner workings of an engine, so that they can see how the parts they are fixing actually work in the vehicle. ….[READ]

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