Video: Peterbilt’s augmented reality in action
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – David Yin, Peterbilt’s technical publications manager, knows there is plenty of repair information available to technicians. Peterbilt has 20 million records pertaining to all vehicles and their electrical connections alone. But, to be honest, he knows it isn’t necessarily being consumed. A new augmented reality tool, scheduled to be rolled out in late 2019, could help to change that by transforming CAD computing models into 3D images.
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