A Volvo automotive assembly facility in Belgium is experimenting with Google Glass augmented reality for one specific order-picking task—choosing the right steering gear from among 40 options
The manufacturer imposed a Just-in-Sequence environment on the plant, operated by the Benteler group. Workers have just four hours to get the car out the door from the time the order is received. And no two cars are the same. The headset displays which part to pick and where it must go, superimposing the information on a real-world background. The system is easy to learn and its use has resulted in a zero error rate.