So why should a fleet, vendor or OEM invest in augmented reality software like AUGMENTORTM? Not only are the next generation of technicians growing up in a world with augmented reality on their mobile phones, but the trucking industry is competing for this talent with industries that are investing in this technology. Firms in manufacturing, aviation and utility sectors are making significant investments in augmented reality to support a large breadth of use cases including field service, preventive maintenance and field training. But why augmented reality?
AR is a more effective way to train and instruct. AR keeps a technician’s hands on their tools and head up, and can visualize real time data or provide instructional overlays otherwise buried in a binder or a difficult to search intranet database. In short, it keeps the technician productive and can accelerate their acquisition of knowledge because they can learn by doing, not just watching or reading. And in the case of software like AUGMENTORTM, experts can be empowered to rapidly share their knowledge too.