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Luminous Group, one of the UK’s leading mixed reality experts, has partnered with global vehicle manufacturer, BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) to provide a virtual training simulation for their workforce.
The Newcastle-based company is using Microsoft’s augmented reality programme, Dynamics 365, to provide a virtual training guideline for BRP’s manufacturing facility in Mexico, with the aim of improving efficiency during integration periods and providing a more realistic form of training for its new starters and existing staff.
Dynamic 365 uses Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset to provide a real-time ‘how to’ guide visual overlay, which offers real time instructions and diagrams to BRP’s workers, who hand craft each of their vehicles; making sure that proper procedures are followed. The process has been specifically adapted to BRP’s processes, adding in virtual recreations to their tools and machinery.
BRP’s current scheme consists of up to 20 instructors delivering traditional training methods, however Luminous’ application will allow the company to access analytical data from Dynamics 365 that tracks staff progress. This technology will drastically improve efficiency as areas of improvement are automatically flagged.
Luminous’ Managing Director, Ben Bennett, said: “With a global workforce behind them, it’s important that companies like BRP are incredibly efficient with their training and they’ve proved that they’re one step ahead of the game by embracing virtual reality.
“BRP has been a pleasure to work with and their Mexican manufacturing facility are in terrific hands moving forward.”
BRP also has sites in Canada, the United States, Finland and Austria; amassing a global workforce of more than 12,500 people.
The company offer a range of distinctive products comprising of Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft boats, Manitou pontoons, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.
A spokesperson for BRP’s RAM (Robotics Automation and MIS) department said: “Our products are in high demand and we have even higher expectations of the quality of them. That’s why we need our new and existing staff to be able to adapt to new processes quickly.
“With the help of Luminous Group, we can now continue to provide a new training method that bypasses outdated PowerPoint presentation and textbook studying. It’s a big step forward for us as this will allow us to improve efficiency dramatically.”
About Luminous Group
Luminous Group are cross reality experts based in the North East of England. The group works work with leadings blue chip clients to leverage the latest 3D imaging and mixed reality technologies to drive better outcomes, achieve greater efficiency and generate unprecedented capabilities across training, operation and maintenance of complex business environments.
BRP is a global vehicle manufacturing company. They create innovative ways to move – on snow, on water, on asphalt or dirt – even in the air.
Headquartered in the Canadian town of Valcourt, Quebec, BRP has been reimagining the way you access your world since 2003 and beyond. Building on a tradition of ingenuity and intense customer focus that go all the way back to 1937, we operate manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. They have a total workforce of more than 12,500 driven, resourceful people.
Our ortfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products comprises Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft boats, Manitou pontoons, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. They support our product lines with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business, to fully enhance your riding experience.