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Virtual reality car design. View of a virtual reality production line for making cars. Here, the virtual worker is fitting a dashboard component, with the windscreen-fitting robot at upper right. By designing models of the layout of the factories on computers in a virtual environment, the process of building a car can be rigorously studied and tested before the factory is ever built. This saves the time and cost of building real models, and allows design flaws to be noticed and corrected quickly and cheaply. This technology has been developed at the Nissan European Technology Centre, Cranfield, England.
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