Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.
Using Augmented Reality for Advanced Aerospace Training
Royal Dutch airline is using augmented reality to train its technicians with 3D interactive demonstrations. Using Hololens technology, technicians and instructors are able to walk around a simulated replica of an aircraft, and see not only the aircraft, but each other, as they discuss it. This training goes well beyond what is typically taught in a static classroom via PowerPoint slides. They’re able to “model all complex mechanical systems in the aircraft, including systems that normally cannot be demonstrated in an aircraft on the ground, such as the landing gear. It is also possible to simulate normal and abnormal aircraft behavior.”
So technicians are not only better prepared than ever before when it comes to traditional scenarios, but they’re also practicing responses to many potential scenarios that they were unable to prepare for at all previously.
Beyond manipulating environments and interacting with engine parts via headsets, the Aviation Industry has lots of potential use cases in play for AR technology. There are also Aero Glass headsets for pilots to wear while flying, immersive entertainment systems for passengers, and flight attendant headsets complete with passenger info appearing over each.
If that isn’t futuristic enough, how do you feel about an artificial intelligence (AI) co-pilot? That, and more, may soon be coming to an airport near you in the near future. The possibilities are endless, really, but you’ll find a few compelling options detailed here.
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