Augmented Reality (AR) has been a rising technology that lately has been reaching its extend to commercial as well as industrial sectors.
At Vaisala, there was a need to find interesting and truly helpful AR use cases for Vaisala’s customers. Vaisala also wanted to find out the true potential of AR solutions in challenging conditions. It was thus decided that Vaisala would experiment if AR could help with the maintenance and troubleshooting of road weather stations.
“The yearly calibration and maintenance of a network of road weather stations is challenging due to changing weather conditions. The field workers also shift between tasks, so the same engineer might not always perform troubleshooting on the same stations. This requires the use of a paper manual which is not optimal”, says Sauli Laitinen, Vaisala’s Design Manager and the project lead of Vaisala AR.