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BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:08 pm

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. BMW is hoping auto technicians of the future will be able to wear glasses which overlay images and instructions to explain technical procedures:



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I suppose such technology would also make its way into aircraft assembly and maintenance. Pretty cool stuff.

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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm

Very cool stuff. Saw a demo for this the last time I went to my BMW dealership for my $600 oil change.

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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:20 pm

Doesn't Boeing have a similar system for their wiring technicians? The glasses display a map of the wires, and the technician puts the wires where they are displayed.

Not sure if this is true or not.

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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:53 pm

That's freaking awesome. Man, if I only had one of those for every time I had to do heavy work on my cars  cloudnine 
 
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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:05 pm

I need that for my motorcycle! That's pretty sweet.
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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:41 am

Cool technology, but couldn't that be another method to tightly tie BMW owners to their respective dealerships? I don't suppose they would just sell them to any shop, or at the high price...

As Fxramper said: bring on the $1000 oil changes...

It'd be cool for aircraft maintenance though.
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RE: BMW Augmented Reality Concept

Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:45 pm



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 4):

What do you ride?

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 5):

Theoretically, such technology would make labor rates lower, by enabling lower-skilled/less-expensive technicians to work more quickly and efficiently.

But unfortunately, I think your vision of the future is probably closer to reality.

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