When it comes to the future of mobility, advanced technologies and digital expertise play an increasingly important role. Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing and Mixed Reality technology offer innovative possibilities for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
Microsoft, strategic partner of the automotive industry, was at the International Motor Show (IAA) for the first time this year to join forces with partners and demonstrate the industry’s digital potential. As exclusive corporate partners for HoloLens 2 Bosch and RE’FLEKT presented one of the first technologies which is supported by the new version of Mixed Reality glasses and focuses on knowledge transfer in the automotive industry.
Collaborative Training 4.0 with Mixed Reality technology
Bosch Collaborative Training 4.0 is part of the Bosch Common Augmented Reality Platform (CAP). The end-to-end solution works with Mixed Reality technology and is based on REFLEKT ONE. The interactive training provides holographic step-by-step instructions that help workshop trainees understand new products and technologies and enable service technicians to conduct repair and maintenance tasks more efficiently and with less errors. An on-site technician can for example look up ready-made, easily understandable instructions that can be accessed on various devices, including Microsoft HoloLens 2, and are then projected directly onto machines and equipment.
CAP is used in training centers for new and innovative training methods as well as in workshops. The platform enables digital and visual content to be quickly and easily integrated into technical documentation, repair manuals, training programs and sales platforms. The AR Operating System of Mixed Reality partner RE´FLEKT forms the basis for the development of the CAP platform and makes it easy to create and update scenarios for vehicle repairs and improvements. Companies like Bosch consequently become more agile as changes and new information can be easily integrated into training programs and the workshop is reached faster.
The interactive nature of the training solutions also optimizes the quality and time required for training. Furthermore, it reduces costs by minimizing downtime and increasing the efficiency of business processes. The use of Mixed Reality technologies also improves the speed and quality of vehicle repairs. On average, companies can save more than 15 percent per step – even for conventional vehicles and less demanding repair tasks.