The Technical University of Munich is working with Holo-Light, MTS, VEMCON and Fritzmeier Cabs on augmented reality solutions fo the off-highway industry. The goal is to give the driver the benefits of digitization and to take them into a new world of data. The use of BIM data, shown by means of mixed reality data glasses as 3D models overlaying the actual site, offers benefits of many kinds for contractors, OEMs, architects, designers and most of all for machine operators. The project, nominated for a Bauma Innovation Award, was spoken about in more detail at iVT Expo.
Tom Stone is Editor of the iVT brand – which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine, Off-Highway Annual, and the Advanced Lift-truck supplement, as well as ivtinternational.com, which is updated daily. Tom has met and interviewed some of the world's leading industrial vehicle OEM presidents, CEOs and MDs, and takes great pride in cementing iVT's place as the leading forum for debate within the industry, a reputation that his been built up over the brand's 25-year history.