BMW is on a full swing with its new models to be tested out before their official unveiling at the end of the year or in 2017.
Lately, another high-end model was put to new tests, and judging by the images below, this one is no other than the upcoming 2017 G30 BMW 5-Series, the model standing in a garage with robots swirling around, in what seems to be new tests.
In case you were wondering what`s with all the fuss, the Bavarian carmaker is using robots to perform some tests which are part of a new technology called Optical Measuring Cell. It refers to a more accurate technology in building the car`s body structure and other components using robots.
Eduard Obst, Head of Geometric Analysis, Measuring Technology and Cubing, Total Vehicle, better explains the technology:
“We are delighted to reach this genuine milestone in preproduction with the optical measuring cell: A single measurement provides us with a 3D model of the total vehicle. Lengthy individual measurements and data collation are no longer needed – saving time and enhancing quality at the start of series production”.
The technology allows robots to use sensors in order to create a 3D data model of the vehicle, coming as well with an accuracy of less than 100 microns. And once the data is collected, this “allows barely visible deviations to be identified at an early stage”, resulting a more accurate process and less consuming time in building a much more efficient and higher-quality product.
The final result will be observed and admired at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which opens its gates in September.