GKN Aerospace reached out to SynergyXR as they wanted to develop a virtual reality solution, VEGA, with the purpose of increasing the engagement of young visitors at the GKN Aerospace facilities. VEGA provides an immersive experience of the GKN Aerospace universe, by letting young visitors as well as both internal and external stakeholders explore the GKN Aerospace universe and how the final products work in reality.
When entering VEGA, the user appears to be out in space, with a large rocket flying by. Afterwards the user descends to earth and the GKN Aerospace facilities in Trollhättan, Sweden. After the descend, the user lands inside a large hangar/showroom, with various full-size products, where the user will be completing a series of interactive tasks related to activating various GKN Aerospace products, such as launching a rocket, assemble an airplane jet engine, and display all commercial flights related to GKN Aerospace on a 3D globe.
By using virtual reality the experience becomes highly interactive and intuitive, which creates the optimal conditions for an engaging experience, which is enabled through an HTC Vive headset.
Additionally, besides being a fun engaging tool for visitors, VEGA also provides great opportunities related to communication both internal and external. By showing VEGA to internal employees, they get the opportunity to experience how their individual work contributes to overall projects, which creates an important sense of pride, as well as in providing great opportunities related to stakeholder presentations.
Honestly we couldn’t be more happy. We have established a nice personal relationship with the SynergyXR team, and we’ve collaborated all the way. I think we realized pretty quickly that SynergyXR always keeps what they promise, which made our collaboration very smooth and we managed to get things done even though we had a somewhat challenging timeframe
Amanda Dalstam | Analyst & Digital innovation Manager at GKN Aerospace