The Oculus Quest headset form factor was the first thing that appealed to the Aptiv team. “When we compared it to others out there, it was like comparing the new smartphones to one of the first mobile phones that looked like bricks,” Murray says. “There was no comparison.”
O’Brien agrees. “You don’t want to try to scale a solution based on a PC, monitor, headset, and 3,000 cables,” he says. “The Oculus Quest headset comes in this little box that holds everything you need. It’s so much easier to install compared to competitors, it’s got simple handheld controls, and we can keep it alive for several hours with batteries.”
Deployment is easier with Oculus for Business, too. “The last thing we need is software-related escalations when we want to be focused on the training content,” O’Brien says. For the initial rollout, he and Murray deployed training sessions in Europe and North America from their home office.