Ford and the UK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) today (5 /12/00) announced a joint venture aimed at accelerating the vehicle design process and improving quality. The joint venture, Holographic Imaging LLC, is a research and development company formed to create a three-dimensional, interactive imaging workstation prototype. The new technology has the potential to save millions of dollars in design and development costs for new vehicle platforms, while also bringing new products to consumers faster.