Ford unveils its new Australian virtual-reality lab that allows vehicle designers to build a fullsize virtual car years before a customer gets behind the wheel. The Ford immersive Vehicle Environment (FiVE) lab in Melbourne follows a comprehensive overhaul to update the lab’s hardware and software, including a move to new, photorealistic virtual-reality software and greatly expanded motion-tracking equipment equivalent to that used in the animation and gaming industry. Peter Bunting, ...

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