The VISTA VR simulator is now including an integrated loop of VISTA technology. The simulator as demonstrated in December was not yet providing any feedback to the driver as it was mainly focused on visualization performance. This allowed an immersive experience to a level that virtual docking could be done with relative ease by a professional driver. In the current status, the driver will get feedback in different ways. The allows for testing different HMI options with professional drivers w.r.t. effectiveness as well as driver acceptance, with the aim to develop effective and intuitive HMI.
After two student thesis assignments including significant market research activities, a financial analysis tool has become available for internal use. The tool can calculate the business potential of the VISTA solution for specific logistics areas. This will support decisions of future end clients when considering VISTA to improve their logistics process.
Due to Covid-19 limitations, recent VISTA meetings have all been done online, using our already up-and-running Teams environment. Despite these limitations, many meetings took place, ranging from alignment on VR simulator sprint reviews and system architecture meetings up to work package leader meetings. This allowed the project to make the necessary progress.
This meeting, hosted by Bricklog was intended to come to better interface definition between work packages 2, 3 and 4.
The alignment meeting served as meeting for all partners to align their input in the project (getting to know each other better, shared interest, project activities, planning, etc.)
On 11 March 2019 the project Kick-off took place at AJ Watson Heteren