Reducing design errors in the industrial sector, improving site security, making immersive marketing presentations… So many uses presented at the Laval Virtual.


Virtual reality is already widely used in industry, in sectors such as automotive and aeronautics. And Laval Virtuel was the opportunity to verify that the uses made of it are constantly diversifying: visualization, prototyping, simulation of objects in environment…
Modeled objects that are not only in 3D: they offer topological and semantic properties. They also provide access to information about the material used and its characteristics. In addition to limiting human resource requirements, all these simulations aim to reduce development costs and design errors.

Simulate the production line

But also to improve safety and accessibility of sites for disabled people.
These virtual representations are also used to convince decision-makers with a more immersive three-dimensional presentation, which makes it easier to project oneself than with a plan or a reduced-scale model. A virtual research platform in the factory of the future was presented by Stephane Donokian: that of Renault PSA. The objective is to simulate the whole production line, thanks to a tool based on Virtools, Perf Rv2, which offers a real time piloting of a virtual human in his work and of a team globally.

Managing crowd movements

In addition to force feedback manipulations on a virtual image, voice and gesture recognition is increasingly in demand. Another application of virtual reality is the company Anticyp, which specializes in crowd movement management. Coming from the military field, it allows to simulate, for example, from virtual models, emergency evacuations even before the building is built.