New Consortium REVVED To Research VR And AR For Electric Vehicle Manufacturing And Education

A new consortium at Clemson University, South Carolina, is set to conduct evidence-based research studies to investigate integration of virtual and augmented reality systems to support electric vehicle manufacturing and education.

The unprecedented need to develop a workforce that can build and service electric and autonomous vehicles and develop the cybersecurity to protect them is the driving force behind the new consortium.

Industry partners involved are BMW, Michelin, Bosch, Daimler, Proterra and Volvo.

The consortium is named “Collaborative Research: REVVED,” short for Revolutionizing Electric Vehicle Education, is receiving $2.83 million from the National Science Foundation to fund the project.

One of the main goals is to strengthen learning and retention among students from rural areas, veterans and students who are from groups underrepresented in the workforce.

Digital learning systems are especially attractive for students who are non-traditional and underrepresented in the workforce, researchers said.

Mary Thornley, president of Trident Technical College, said REVVED addresses a critical need in South Carolina and across the country.

“Our country has an unprecedented need, the need for a new generation of talent to respond to international competition for an automotive workforce with up-to-date skill sets required for the manufacturing and servicing of electric and autonomous vehicles,” Thornley said. “We are excited to work with strong partners to create that talent to ensure state and national competitiveness.”

Readers can find out more about this new initiative by reading the original article on Clemsen News.



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