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Škoda leverages augmented reality to load pallets

Projections on the hall floor in Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant help employees pack components correctly for export, without the need for 3D goggles.

02 Apr. 2019
Škoda leverages augmented reality to load pallets (Photo: Skoda Auto Deutschland GmbH)

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.