Google Glass may have been an embarrassing failure, but augmented reality had found something of a niche among large manufacturers, according to PC World:
Automakers like Volkswagen and BMW have also experimented with augmented reality. The technology proves useful in leaving workers’ hands free and making communication between teams easier.
The world’s largest aircraft maker, Boeing is also giving augmented reality a shot. The company has used the technology to help technicians navigate the thousands of wires needed to connect a plane’s electrical systems, or “wire harnesses,” as they are called.