Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


ISSN: 1451-4117

E-ISSN: 1821-31977
Volume 9 article 201 pages: 361 - 372

Jasna Glisovic
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Kragujevac, Serbia

Miroslav Demic
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Kragujevac, Serbia

Danijela Miloradovic
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Kragujevac, Serbia

The vehicle development process has been defi ned by increasing requirements for quicker and less costly development cycles, combined with reduced vehicle fuel consumption. The complete requirements for new vehicle development include the need for rapid prototyping and durability evaluation to achieve an accelerated vehicle development process. There is now a convergence of market and technical changes that directly affect this development process. A clear trend in the automotive industry is that the manufacturers outsource more development work to subcontractors. Consequently, the overall quality of the fi nished product will depend on how well the automotive companies and the subcontractors work together in the development processes. Lack of harmonization between the subcontractors and the automotive company – but also between different development departments at the manufacturer – causes expensive errors. Although research in virtual reality has been done for over 20 years, only a few years ago the non-academic world started to evaluate its use to solve real-world problems. Among others, the automotive industry is evaluating its potential in design, development, and manufacturing processes. In fact, the automotive industry has been among the fi rst, but others, such as suppliers, have begun to evaluate VR, too. The resulting benefi ts of using Virtual Technologies (the reduction of development time, the reduction of development costs-better design through virtual pre-checks, less modifi cations and increasing quality) are presented in this paper.

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