Accenture demonstrates Bombardier AR app

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14 July 2016 | 0

Accenture has developed mixed reality experience using Microsoft HoloLens on the Bombardier C Series aircraft.

Built by Accenture using Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10, the proof of concept gives users a real-time view of actual surroundings combined with an overlay of gesture- or voice-controlled virtual objects, videos, sounds and virtual screens.

Users can stop at different points around the aircraft to explore and gain instant access to information about the major components of the aircraft such as cockpit nose design, engine and composite wing details, and can even get information on component suppliers.

“To advance our industry position, Bombardier is constantly trying to capitalise on new opportunities and technologies,” said Patrick Baudis, vice president, marketing, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “With this proof of concept, Accenture demonstrates how valuable mixed reality can be. The potential of this technology could be huge for our industry and could accelerate many processes from design, to build and right through to the end sale.”

The app is based on research pioneered by the Accenture Labs, which resulted in the development of an Accenture HoloLens technical framework, which is being used in a variety of industries.

“Mixed reality technology provides the best of both the physical and digital worlds with the potential to improve employee productivity and efficiency by enhancing collaboration and enabling hyper-personalisation,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer at Accenture. “This work is an exciting example of how forward-looking enterprises like Bombardier can leverage mixed reality technology to dramatically change customer and worker experience.”

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