Ford is getting tech-savvy with the Mustang Mach-E.
Auto technicians preparing to work on the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E are about to get a major technology upgrade. On Friday, Bosch and Ford announced the automaker will use a jointly developed virtual reality tool to help technicians train for servicing the electric SUV.
Without a physical vehicle in the room, technicians will strap on an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset and enter the VR world. From there, the simulation will present major components, such as the high-voltage system and main battery, and technicians will learn all the details right in front of them. Gamification could also be part of the process down the road, too.
Bosch told Roadshow the company has developed a “game” of sorts, which turns the technician into a data pack in the VR world. From there, he or she will need to diagnose a problem, but with each movement the tech will be “charged” a simulated currency. To perform better, techs will need to solve the problem in the quickest way possible.