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Mitchell, Qualcomm Develop Innovative Smart Solution

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Mitchell has announced that in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, it has developed a proof-of-concept XR (Extended Reality) smart glasses solution for the benefit of collision repair facilities.

The company has stated in a release that the proof of concept will be showcased at the 2019 Mitchell mPower Conference on October 1 this year. Alex Sun, CEO, Mitchell and Hugo Swart from Qualcomm will also discuss the solution at the event.

Commercial smart glasses are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XT Platform have been utilized in Mitchell’s smart glasses solution. As stated by Mitchell, collision repairers will be able to access and use all necessary resources to perform safe and accurate repairs without any interruptions in their workflow.

Repair technicians will be able to access the latest up-to-date, vehicle-specific repair procedures within their vision with just voice activation with these smart glasses that use extended reality technology. Additionally, if the need arises, repair technicians will be able to contact and collaborate with experts in real-time while working on the vehicle. It is also equipped to streamline key functions like check-in and check-out processes.

“Mitchell’s leadership in bringing the first integrated smart glasses solution to the collision repair marketplace is a testament to our continued innovation and commitment to proper and safe repair,” said Olivier Baudoux, SVP of Global Product Strategy, Auto Physical Damage at Mitchell International. “We are actively testing our XR solution with several repair facilities in North America, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to sharing our concept with the audience at the upcoming mPower conference.”

“As an inaugural member of the Qualcomm XR Enterprise Program, Mitchell’s use of XR technology will contribute greatly to the ever-advancing automobile industry,” said Swart. “Mitchell’s smart glasses solution is a prime example of XR driving innovation in the enterprise and will help transform the way collision repair shops deal with increasing challenges. The latest example of Mitchell’s expertise and commitment to transforming the repair experience, the product will provide technicians with tools and technologies that provide the best possible information, quality and efficiency in the collision industry.”

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