HoloLens is smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft that has been in testing since 2016 and it is starting to be used in different industries. Augmented reality is an interactive experience that consists of a real-world environment where the objects that are in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information. With this technology, it’s giving the consumers the ability to achieve a combination of real and virtual worlds. Augmented reality can be used for blueprints over worksites, surgeons consult a patient’s medical records, and employees working miles apart. The automotive industry is slowly adopting using HoloLens and augmented reality. Here are a few ways you see how the advancement in technology is helping the Automotive industry.
Augmented reality vehicle repair
Many companies like BMW, Mercedes as well as other companies are starting to utilize the HoloLens when it comes to service and repairs. As the Service Technician looks over customer’s automobiles the HoloLens can pair with your vehicle and highlight certain areas to help identify problems as well as help with the repair or maintenance needed. This is not only great for the technicians, but it will help everyday owners that may want to tackle small maintenance. For example, If you decide you want to change your oil you put your Hololense on it will walk you through step by step how to get the job done. This will remove the need to stop and look at your phone or youtube and will be projecting right in front of your eyes.
Augmented reality owners manuals
The more technology that is packed into vehicles, the bigger the owner’s manual and more confusing it has become to the average consumer. Automakers are starting to eliminate the hefty owner’s manual and save some trees by using augmented reality. The automotive company Genesis has released AR apps that are available for free from both the App Store and Google Play, the app is compatible with the 2017 G80 and G90 models. The app contains a full electronic version of the owner’s manual as well as almost 150 how-to videos for simple car maintenance. Expect all automotive companies to move to this type of format.
Virtual tech support
Working in multiple dealerships customers complained regularly about the downtime of their vehicles. Some technicians may get stumped with a particular job that would possibly require a master technician to travel by plane to help with the repair. This could take days or weeks to arrive but with the use of Microsoft HoloLense traveling will be a thing of the past., A service tech can be connected with an expert technician through the HoloLens. Sure this can be done with Zoom or other video conferencing programs, but with the help of the HoloLens, the master service technician can see exactly what you’re looking at and direct the tech over an internet connection. This allows the technicians to point out important areas by dropping arrows or drawing lines right in front of you to easily pinpoint what is needed of you. The HoloLens can help detect faulty parts as well as assist with ordering the correct parts and save everyone time.