Volkswagen Employees Will Wear Google Glasses In Factories?

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There’s a photo circulating on the internet, where a Volkswagen employee from the Wolfsburg factory is wearing what appears to be a Google Glass handset. The company already announced that all logistics personnel at that car plant will start using AR goggles, but they didn’t specify what model of 3D smart glasses will receive the employees. It seems that in the next three months, VW will run a pilot program of the high-tech glasses.

Volkswagen’s name has been involved in a scandal over the Diesel deception and its reputation suffered badly, but this didn’t discourage the company to continue with its production of automobiles. Now it’s the time to boost process security by using the eyewear at the auto plant, and with it, the workers will conduct hands-free searches. VK hasn’t specified if the handset, which one of the employees was seen wearing in a photo, is the Google Glass, but the pair of 3D smart glasses appears to be the model we’ve previously told you about.

In a company press release, Reinhard de Vries, VK’s head of plant logistics at the auto plant, said that “Digitalization is becoming increasingly important in production” and that “The 3D smart glasses take cooperation between humans and systems to a new level.”

The 3D smart glasses will serve as barcode scanners and they will be used by the workers which will be helped to increase the order picking speed. They will no longer need to constantly hold a standalone barcode reader so they can find the incorrect items. The glasses will do the job instead and the errors will be drastically reduced.

Tens of employees (parts pickers for windshields and driveshafts) at the Wolfsburg factory have signed up to use the glasses, and soon, the program will be extended to other departments.

Volkswagen is not the only automotive supplier using the Google Glass handset in their factories. Daimler, BMW and Toyota are some of the big names which are bringing happiness to their employees and customers.

Sources: TechTimes and Yibada.