Porsche’s Surprising Investment and Their Resulting Gains
Another early adopter of AR technology has been the German car manufacturer Porsche. They’ve released an app for your phone that lets you sit in a virtual driver’s seat and power a sports car around your home. They are also bringing a system called Tech Live Look to its dealerships, allowing service technicians to put on a pair of glasses and have hands-free access to all data in the cloud – to blueprints and schematics to more easily diagnose servicing problems. Created by ODG, these glasses are transparent displays that sit directly before your eyes – a bit different than the Google Glass, where the displays were on the edge of your field of view. Technicians can use a tiny trackpad to search for and consult technical documents that appear floating in space. (Voice recognition and gesture commands are promised in a future update.)
More important is that the glasses, which cost $2,750 a pair, will allow the dealer to connect directly to a remote Porsche service expert, who can see what the on-location mechanic is seeing and instruct on what to do. So instead of emailing cell phone photos, they can quickly troubleshoot complex issues that previously required lengthy exchanges. In fact, in Porsche’s initial trials, the glasses reduced service time by 40 percent leading to 75 of Porsche’s US dealerships signed up, with the other 189 expected to be online by the end of 2019.
With billions and billions of dollars expected to be poured into this field in the coming years, its safe to say it won’t be long until everyone has built in heads up displays on their glasses and in the windows of their self-driving cars. Augmented Reality has the potential to change technology as we know it to help in all industries. At Korcomptenz, we keep ourselves apprised of the latest technologies to service our customers in the most efficient way possible. As augmented reality advances, we can show you how you can use this exciting technology to wow consumers and boost your own business. We strive to be at the forefront of all technological breakthroughs, so our customers can be as well. Visit our website to learn more about how Korcomptenz can help your business today.