True to its slogan “Driving tomorrow”, this year’s IAA in Frankfurt/Main is the leading international platform for the very latest developments in the world of mobility. Trade visitors and the general public convene to see for themselves the hottest brands, suppliers and newcomers in the industry, as well as innovative mobility service providers, high-tech companies and start-ups from all over the world.
The latest versions of instant3Dhub and VisionLib can now be used to run cloud-based augmented reality applications (“software as a service”). This eliminates the need for time-consuming and often manual CAD data reduction, allowing the full potential of the native data to be utilized. Researchers at Fraunhofer IGD have made it possible to routinely use augmented reality for industry 4.0 or digital twins and will demonstrate this at the IAA using a scenario for on-site customer service, for example, to quickly identify a defective component on a vehicle.
With instant3Dhub, Fraunhofer IGD provides a platform for accelerating the visualization of 3D models based on original CAD data. On this platform, any device – AR glasses, tablets or smartphones – can be used to visualize enormous amounts of data automatically and quickly.
Now, instant3D hub has been integrated with VisionLib, an AR tracking library licensed through a spinoff of Fraunhofer IGD that is itself a powerful tool for detecting objects in 3D and processing them for AR visualization. Unlike other approaches on the market, this model-based tracking technology works directly with the customer’s original CAD data, which is also used to visualize 3D models. This eliminates the need for time-consuming, interactive data reduction by IT experts, through which valuable semantic details are often lost.