Microsoft HoloLens AR glasses that could boost productivity on Crossrail

An article in The Times newspaper explores how Augmented Reality technology can be used to speed up engineering work and boost productivity.

The example used is via the building of Crossrail.  Crossrail is the new high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East in England, UK. When the service opens Crossrail trains will travel from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new twin tunnels under central London. It will link Heathrow Airport, the West End, the City of London and Canary Wharf.

Crossrail is set to open by 2021.

Senior Engineer, Ravi Kugananthan, who works for construction giant Laing O’Rourke has traded in his tablet computer to test a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses.

The full article is available via The Times newspaper.

Image credit – Petr MacDiarmid


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