Mercedes-Benz Shifts to HoloLens for Employee Training
Mercedes-Benz is focusing on training with the HoloLens (and showroom experiences not unlike those used by Volvo), other automakers like Ford are using the device to improve engineering design processes while Renault Trucks has been using the technology to guide factory workers through complex processes.
Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has joined the growing list of automakers adopting augmented reality to provide an assist to its manufacturing operations, in this case, via the Microsoft HoloLens.
The company employs more than 100 HoloLens devices in its Mercedes-Benz Global Training program, where about 450 management, product, branding, and sales employees have access to the devices.
Through the HoloLens, participants are able to examine 3D models of vehicles, view the car's internal parts, and understand its complex systems in more detail. The device also gives them an opportunity to learn how to generally apply AR technology to their various job roles.