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9 out of 10 manufacturers facing more competition compared to a year ago

inRiver report finds 96% of manufacturing businesses feel pressure to get products to market faster; 94% are using automation and AI to tailor product information for different channels; 38% are using videos to sell products while 36% are using virtual or augmented reality.

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Hyperbat accelerates industry 4.0

Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based at Unipart Manufacturing in Coventry, is using the latest 5G enabled technology to significantly speed up the manufacturing process for hybrid and electric vehicle production in the UK.

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Augmented and mixed reality: what is it, and where is it going?

XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products. The new IDTechEx Report, “Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030”, distils this range of terms and products, compares the technologies used in them, and produces a forecast for the market next decade. This premium article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.

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AR startup unveiled at Retail Without Borders

London Dynamics, founded by the minds behind IKEA Place, established to enable an ‘AR revolution’ for ecommerce.

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UK’s first augmented reality and street art gallery to open in Birmingham

The UK’s first Augmented Reality (AR) art and street art gallery is to open in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter.

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Royal Navy goes virtual

The Royal Navy’s Pac 24 RHIBs are used for search and rescue, transferring stores and people, research and reconnaissance. Several shore establishments operate RHIBs and use them to train and maintain the skill set of sailors who have been selected for the demanding duty of coxswain at sea.

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Global technology consultancy DataArt predicts continued transformation in the Media and Entertainment space in 2019, with growing mobile consumption, increased demand for direct-to-consumer and OTT (Over-the-Top) offerings, and the rise of user-generated content driving the industry forward.
The UK’s first Augmented Reality (AR) art and street art gallery is to open in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter.
XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products. The new IDTechEx Report, “Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030”, distils this range of terms and products, compares the technologies used in them, and produces a forecast for the market next decade. This premium article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.
Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based at Unipart Manufacturing in Coventry, is using the latest 5G enabled technology to significantly speed up the manufacturing process for hybrid and electric vehicle production in the UK.
40% of architects and designers say technology will have biggest impact on industry in next 18 months.
The unique concept will bring together people, processes and technology over 3,400km ensuring the continuity and resilience of the race.
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