Australian automotive solutions provider TradieBot has launched an augmented reality (AR) app for vehicle repair.
WorxAR identifies vehicle parts and processes through a smartphone or tablet, talks users through repairs, provides in-depth information from manuals, and connects to suppliers online.
Launched at the AAAA Collision Repair Expo in Melbourne earlier in April, TradieBot said the AR app is designed for technicians performing service and repairs, but also has applications in training, “providing a new level of digital knowledge that has not been seen before”.
Having AR technology on offer will be a game changer, according to Mario Dimovski, founder of Tradiebot. He said that context-relevant information can now be delivered in an on-the-job interactive way that is so intuitive and effortless for end users to assist in repairs, service, maintenance and training.
TradieBot obtained a positive review from one user of WorxAR at the expo in Melbourne.
Kevin Woolerton, marketing director of automotive refinish at paints and coatings supplier PPG, said: “This is the next evolution in how information is offered and a real boost to our industry that is struggling to maintain an upskilled workforce. This technology will allow the upskill of future technicians whilst also providing knowledge to technicians in digital format.”
Watch a video of the AR app in action below:
Image credit: TradieBot