Ford is Using Virtual Reality to Train Technicians on All-Electric Mustang

Technicians will soon be trained on how to service and maintain the all-electric Mustang without needing to access a physical model. The development arrives thanks to a new virtual reality (VR) training tool from Ford and Bosch.

“This new virtual reality training tool allows technicians to understand the components and steps required to service these high-voltage systems, then confidently perform diagnostics and maintenance,” said Dave Johnson, Ford service engineering operations director.

According to Ford, a technician will learn how to diagnose and perform service related to the vehicle’s high-voltage system wearing the virtual reality headset. Bosch also is developing future extensions where the technicians utilize VR to enter the vehicle and navigate through modules as if they were walking through rooms to learn the system.

“The virtual reality training solution is about new technology that builds efficiency,” said Geoff Mee, Bosch operations director. “By improving the diagnostic process, technicians are able to perform maintenance and make repairs faster and more easily.”

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