Imagine being able to reach out and touch your designs before they’re even built. That’s exactly what we’ve done at Ford. At the Partners in Prevention Conference in Toronto, we showed off our virtual reality technology that’s being used in our new vehicle design.

As Ford Technical Specialist Allison Stephens explains in the video above, this cool technology allows Ford engineers to get hands-on with their designs (in this case it’s the 2013 Fusion) without having to wait for a physical prototype to be built.

Things like ergonomics, blind spots, and distance between objects can be measured and changed quickly and easily. Not only does this save a lot of money in the design and build of a new car, but it also cuts down on the time it takes to get from design to production.