Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge - by offering them an x-ray view 'inside' the car. The company is using so-called Augmented Reality 'the deliberate expansion of the real world using digital projections' to train Volkswagen teams worldwide to the highest levels, and to inform them about the development and technical innovations of new models. Three-dimensional design data is projected onto the surfaces of a production vehicle, in the correct position and in perspective even from different viewing angles. This creates a kind of 'virtual x-ray vision' for the viewer, which enables them to see otherwise hidden components and structures inside the vehicle, explained Prof. Jürgen Leohold, Head of Volkswagen Group Research. In addition, it is also possible to superimpose individual components and component designations or to project prepared animations onto the vehicle.