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Toyota Material Handling Partners with VR Vision to Develop Training Resources Using Virtual Reality Technology | Business

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2022–

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has partnered with a Toronto-based virtual reality (VR) company – VR Vision – to provide VR learning resources that will complement existing training programs for onboarding service technicians and other professionals.

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Multiplayer virtual reality training for maintenance crew and repair crews at Toyota Material Handling, designed and developed by VR Vision. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Our vision is to provide a learning environment that resonates with current and future generations of technicians,” said Holly Brotzman, TMH Dealer Training Manager. “While hands-on product training is our preferred method, we realize that not all of our dealers have the luxury of having product inventory, especially heavy equipment. VR technology allows us to supplement training programs. existing training in an environment accessible to our entire North American dealer network.

Toyota Material Handling uses Meta Quest (formerly Facebook/Oculus) to create virtual reality training programs and has relied on VR Vision for content creation in a 3D platform as well as LMS integration, configuration of appliances and change management consulting, among others. things.

TMH and VR Vision believe this modern, convenient training alternative will become a low-cost, scalable option for companies that regularly train new workers on existing and future products.

In this collaborative multiplayer VR training simulation, which incorporates digital pairing and modeling of material handling equipment, users are immersed in a fully 3D environment where they can connect and interact with the truck, parts and tools of n anywhere in the world. This real-time interaction between users and trainers drives a new type of learning to help prepare professionals for an industrial environment.

TMH has purchased 300 units to deploy across North America with future plans to move from parts identification to more complex maintenance and repair procedures focusing on complex systems.

“As the tech industry is busy debating what will become of the metaverse, the Toyota Material Handling team is staying ahead of the curve by deploying secure and scalable virtual reality solutions,” said Roni Cerga, CEO of VRVision. “These programs connect customers and employees from anywhere in the world and give them the ability to collaborate on complex procedures in real time. This partnership only strengthens Toyota’s position as the undisputed leader in material handling innovation and industry.

Customers, including TMH, have shared how the VR Vision system helps streamline training while adding value to automating learning. The immersive learning courses provided by these simulated systems are designed to bring value to businesses that must meet high standards in terms of safety and operational training in the modern world.

“Consistent, practical and easily repeatable training programs are important to Toyota,” said Darin Cottle, TMH instruction designer. “Our team uses Toyota certified trainers in our dealerships to teach most of the courses offered to our technicians. We are always looking for ways to improve our training offerings, and the VR Vision system does just that.

About Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling offers material handling products and solutions, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet trucks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles and towing tractors, as well as aerial work platforms, fleet management services and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends to more than 230 locations across North America. With access to an industry-leading line of material handling products, Toyota dealers are uniquely positioned to help solve large-scale warehousing and distribution challenges. Designed for each application, Toyota can provide the most complete set of solutions for material handling, automation, energy, advanced logistics and warehouse optimization. For more information or to learn more, visit ToyotaForklift.com.

About VR vision

VR Vision provides complete end-to-end Extended Reality (XR) solutions for businesses. With our custom content management solutions combined with large-scale analytics, the VR Vision platform provides scalable XR deployment to enhance human potential and improve training efficiency with the latest XR technology. With VR Vision, companies can transform their workforce with unique learning experiences that increase retention, reduce incidents, and provide significant cost savings over traditional training methods. For large-scale employee training and development, VR Vision is pleased to partner with Fortune 1000 companies to increase training performance through immersive learning experiences. For more information visit www.vrvisiongroup.com

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE OTHER AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES MANUFACTURING EDUCATION MANUFACTURING TRAINING OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

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PUBLISHED: 05/03/2022 10:23 AM/DISC: 05/03/2022 10:23 AM

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