Tesla patent aims to boost manufacturing through augmented reality

ZDNet.com reports that Tesla has applied for a patent that focuses on using augmented reality to boost manufacturing in the future. 

“A series of images of a physical environment are obtained,” the patent description reads. “At least a portion of an object detected in the series of obtained images is identified. A deviance from a reference property associated with the detected object is detected using the series of images. Information associated with the deviance is provided via an augmented reality device.”

There’s augmented reality and virtual reality – two different applications – that technology predictors say are on their way to emerging, as soon as 2019. 

Often connected to the emergence of Industry 4.0 — also known as smart manufacturing — AR and virtual reality (VR) are generally considered as a means to improve industrial speed and efficiency.

And Tesla intends to be at the forefront of this revolution.