Immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, in the past few years, have become much more popular than before, and even penetrated some industrial industries and spheres of human activity. However, they are still far from being considered mainstream. A report from Capgemini says that the situation may change much sooner than many might think.
A report from the research department at Capgemini says that many enterprises are already using AR / VR technology to improve their business processes. At the same time, 82% of companies that actively use AR / VR, say that the benefits from the introduction of these technologies meet or even exceed all expectations.
In compiling the report, more than 700 executives from various companies in the automotive, manufacturing and utilities sectors were interviewed. The study also found that 50% of enterprises that currently do not use AR or VR plan to start studying and implementing these technologies for three years.
According to the report, enterprises consider the augmented reality more complex in terms of proper application and debugging. However, in their opinion, AR is ultimately more profitable than VR. Among the examples of successful innovations, Porsche, which we wrote about earlier, is often mentioned. She uses AR smart glasses to provide step-by-step instructions or schematic drawings to her workers, which leads to simplified workflows and increased efficiency.
About virtual reality, it allows employees to effectively learn safety techniques and train themselves before automation to perform complex tasks, thereby increasing productivity. The report mentions that Airbus uses VR to integrate 3D mock-ups into production environments, allowing assemblers to see the full model of the aircraft. It is reported that this reduces the time of inspection and inspection of products from three weeks to three days.
“In a short time, immersive technology has come a long way and continues to evolve. Faced with fierce competition from aggressive investors in the US and China, businesses have to optimize their investments to maximize the potential of the long-term growth potential that this technology offers, “said Lanny Cohen, chief innovation specialist at Capgemini.
“To get the most out of AR / VR for business, companies need a centralized management structure. They want to see evidence of the success of concepts that will fit their business strategy and stimulate innovation. “
Now that large corporations are actively demonstrating their progress in introducing immersive technologies, the pioneers will be followed by smaller companies, making the AR / VR the way to the mainstream.