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The case
Virtual product training in augmented reality

Virtual product training in augmented reality

Everybody waits with bated breath to see the newest car model. The mechanic, the one who’ll be responsible for overseeing maintenance and repairs, must know ahead of time how the car is put together. In order to share crucial knowledge, training is generally scheduled early in the process. But how can you visualize technical improvements without taking the car apart? And how can a mechanic bring home everything they’ve learned? That’s why Pon Academy had an urgent question: How can you train mechanics to work with a new car that doesn’t exist yet?

Historically, mechanics would receive classical training to prepare for new models. This training wasn’t supplemented with an augmented reality (AR) app. TinQwise Immersive developed a 3D model of the car, and an AR app for Android and iOS. Mechanics who participate in training can examine the cars, with all their technical details, from inside and out.

Smarter

Examining the car on your own phone or tablet allows you to decide which part you want to learn more about, and when you want to do that. Whether that’s in your garage or your own living room. You create your own learning experience at a pace that suits you. The AR app provides the kind of hands-on experience that you can’t get from a book, thereby appealing to the way most mechanics work.

Smarter

More social

The AR app is introduced in a classical training, allowing the mechanics to put the car on their desk. Or on a giant rotating marker, so they can look at a life-sized car. They’re also instructed to work with the AR car in their own garage or at home. Sharing is caring, allowing both the app and knowledge to find their way throughout the entire company.


More social

The result

  • The app is available on Android & iOS

    The app is available on Android & iOS

  • Designed for tablet and smartphone

    Designed for tablet and smartphone

  • Tap on the interactive ‘hotspots’ of the 3D model for learning bites

    Tap on the interactive ‘hotspots’ of the 3D model for learning bites

  • And learn from text, illustrations, 3D models and videos.

    And learn from text, illustrations, 3D models and videos.

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Pon Academy AR app

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