How does this technology work?
We can review and validate the same model at the same time and see ourselves all together in the same virtual world. We are even able to recognize each other because everyone is identified by our own avatar. We can also talk to each other through the microphones installed into the viewer. At the moment we are not able to make changes in real time, but this helps us to validate the 3D model just as we would do in the studio.
From your point of view, how will the shapes of the cars you design change during this period?
Right now it’s really difficult to answer this question because it’s like we’re still in a storm. The time will tell if the way we design will have changed. What influence could the question of social distance have, for example, on the distribution of the interior space of a vehicle? It’s hard to say.
How important is inspiration from the outside for a designer?
Inspiration from the outside is very important for our job, I think it’s really difficult for each of us to have strong inspiration if we are always locked indoors. However, we have to live this moment trying as much as possible to produce new ideas in our team and this is allowed by technology. We have every chance to do that. Waiting for things to get back to normal.