At the Hannover Messe show in Germany early this year, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated how it uses Microsoft HoloLens to improve the efficiency of brake assembly and engine manufacturing. The Mercedes-Benz training center is now equipped with more than 100 HoloLens units and it is being used to create more engaging training sessions.
Training participants don the mixed-reality headsets to view 3D digital models of the vehicles and their internal parts, allowing them to fully see and grasp complicated fixes on transmissions, brake assemblies and other components.
“One of our training participants, a sales professional, told us that HoloLens would allow him to need only one car in his showroom,” Ralf Krieger from Mercedes-Benz says. “He envisioned using HoloLens in a way that his customers could touch the physical car but also see, through mixed reality, how that same model would look if they wanted different components.”
In addition, Mercedes-Benz is also using HoloLens to improve customer experience. Customers can load a roof box with their virtual bags or sports items, such as skis and equipment in a real roof box mounted on an E-Class sedan.
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