After connecting with Microsoft at a networking event, we agreed to help them to explore how MR could be used to solve problems in the automotive industry.
We enlisted the assistance of Zero Carbon Futures' Anya Bramich. After running a number of brainstorming sessions, both parties agreed to explore the issue of maintenance in electric vehicles, specifically in making the removal, repair, and replacement of fuel cells easier for maintenance technicians.
Using the Nissan Leaf as our vehicle of focus, set about delivering a proof of concept in the form of a HoloLens training experience.
As a consultancy that works with leading electric vehicle manufacturers, Zero Carbon Futures advised that currently, electric car owners are required to bring vehicles into workshops which comply with safety regulations to remove heavy batteries.
Our immersive application allows technicians to be educated about the process in a different environment, providing a cost-effective, time-efficient and safe training alternative for maintenance teams.
The prototype allows users to make use of both gesture recognition and speech to interact with and progress through the programme. This interactivity also enables the solution to deliver guidance in real-time, helping staff to become independent of other team members.
Innovation is sweeping through the engineering sector with a number of emerging technologies dovetailing to drive more efficient processes and new ways of working. Drones are the poster child for this brave new world, but our Chief Innovation Officer, Mark Foster, explores why they're just the tip of the iceberg.
This eBook explores the breakthrough technologies rapidly collaborating to alter our automotive experience, and how they are ultimately leading us to the creation of an ecosystem of smart, autonomous and connected vehicles.