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VIRTUAL REALITY

Your guide to VR headsets and their use within our solutions

VR 101

Key info about Virtual Reality

The term VR has existed for tens of years, but only became a viable product for mass market in 2016 with the advent of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Quest.

So what is VR?

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment that a person can experience and interact with through special equipment, providing an immersive and realistic feeling of being present in that virtual world.

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KNOWING YOUR REALITY

A simple explanation of the differences between virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR)

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AUGMENTED

Adds digital elements to the real world. You can still see and interact with your actual surroundings, but with extra information or images overlaid on top. For example, using your phone's camera to see how a bring the bus into your room.

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VIRTUAL

A completely immersive experience where you put on a headset and enter a fully digital world. You can't see the real world around you, only the virtual one created by the software. Think of it like being inside a video game where you can do the impossible, like instantly enter a bus, or put your head inside the engine.

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MIXED

A blend of VR and AR. Digital and real-world objects coexist and can interact with each other in real time. You wear special glasses that let you see and interact with digital objects as if they were part of your physical environment, like putting together the parts of the wheel well in your room.

In summary, VR takes you to a different world, AR adds to your world, and MR combines both worlds, allowing them to interact.

How we use VR

What's VR like?

New to VR - lets put you in a virtual VR so you can see through our eyes!

In this video, you can see what it's like to experience VR, along with some of the benefits.

How is the training in VR?

Using Freeroam to interact with a digital bus

After going through the guided tour in VR, this video shows how a trainee demonstrates the steps they use to deploy the ramp.

Our 
VR Headsets

What headsets and when?

We use a variety of headsets depending on purpose, location, users, and budgets.  Read on for additional details about these devices and where we recommend using them.

Apple Vision Pro (AVP)

The AVP is the latest headset to hit the market, with the highest level of visual fidelity.  This headset is a great addition for vehicle maintenance and mixed reality training.

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HTC Vive Focus 3

The Focus3 is a solid professional VR headset that offers good resolution, comfort, and affordability for both VR training modules and driving simulators.

Meta Quest 3

The MQ3 is our go-to general headset for its high fidelity, mixed reality capabilities, hand tracking, and standalone possibilities for our portable training modules.

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Varjo XR-4

The latest in the Varjo range, this headset gives best-in-class performance and is best suited to those who want the best visuals possible in a driving simulator.

Want to learn more about VR?

Check out our blog posts like this for some in-depth details on the features, benefits, and advantages of virtual reality training experiences.

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