Porsche Techs Use Augmented Reality Glasses To Repair Cars Faster

Porsche has started to introduce augmented reality in a bid to reduce repair times by up to 40 per cent.

Dubbed Tech Live Look, the system combines computerized eyewear with augmented reality software to allow remote experts to see exactly what a service technician is looking at and subsequently providing feedback remotely and in real time.

Ordinarily, a complex or unusual issue with a Porsche model would go back and forth between the dealership and the Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) support team to try and find a solution.

Amazingly, the glasses and complimentary software doesn’t just allow remote experts to provide aural feedback to the service technician. These experts can send step-by-step technical bulletines and schematic drawings directly onto the display of the glasses. The technician can view all of this important information hands-free.

Porsche ran a pilot program of the technology in 2017 and will start introducing it across all of its 189 dealerships throughout the United States throughout 2018 and 2019.

“Tech Live Look is the kind of digital innovation Porsche values because it raises the quality of the customer experience,” president and chief executive of PCNA Klaus Zellmer said.

“By solving issues faster, our dealer partners can get their customers back into cars with less disruption. And our overall service quality increases as we share expertise more efficiently between our experts and dealer technicians.”

 

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  • BobV12

    So the hour rate will be raised by 70% to compensate for the 40% quicker job ?

    • SteersUright

      Porsche rates are SOOOO high already if they go up any higher you’ll need to salvage title the car should it need to have its wipers changed too soon.

  • Astonman

    what you’re showing there is virtual reality. Augmented reality is a little different. Still funny though.

    • europeon

      Just after I clicked the submit button, the first thought that crossed my mind was about a wiseass commenting about the difference between VR / AR.

  • europeon

    No, for ruining a joke.

    • Astonman

      Wow…..

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