Workers at the Czech carmaker can leverage these laser projections to determine the correct position for a part on the pallet. In addition, text, images, and videos provide information on how to optimally secure and protect the components. The system notices when a part has been placed incorrectly and helps workers correct this. Škoda is currently testing this video mapping technology as part of a large-scale trial.
These and similar applications are catching on. Last year, for example, Italian machine manufacturer Italpresse Gauss also unveiled an augmented reality solution : The solution enables users to take a photo of each individual machine part using the camera on a tablet; the tablet then provides further data and maintenance documents. With projections directly onto the hall floor, Škoda is taking the process one step further.