BMW technicians to use augmented reality glasses for repairs

first_img BMW will introduce the new smart tool at all BMW centres across North America this month, as well as select Mini dealers. See More Videos advertisement ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Handout / BMW Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Perhaps an even more futuristic feature, is the glasses’ capability to communicate live with engineers in Germany and have them literally look over the issue through the device. From the press release: “Donning a pair of TSARAVision Smart Glasses, technicians in service centers can now connect with engineers and other experts at BMW of North America directly via a hands-free video link and collaboratively work through issues to resolve them in a faster and more efficient manner.” center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | BMW and Mini techs to use augmented reality glasses for repairs While Volvo is using mixed reality headsets to test safety features in its vehicles and Porsche is putting augmented reality features into its app to help visualize what a 911 would look like in your living room, BMW has found another way to incorporate the rapidly developing technology into the brand experience. BMW announced this week its technicians in North America will begin using smart glasses with augmented reality capabilities to help troubleshoot repairs, and even communicate in real time with engineers in Germany. The TSARAVision Smart Glasses, which are more like ‘smart headsets’ with an earpiece and a small screen on a plastic arm in front of one eye, were developed by Realwear HMT-1 Smart Glasses and Ubimax Augmented Reality Software.With the glasses on, technicians can summon and view vehicle data like technical bulletins and schematic drawings on the small screen while they work, or open or send documents, simply by using voice commands. RELATED TAGSBMWLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

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