Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), North America’s largest gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry, recently announced their roster of prominent industry thought leaders to lead HDAW ‘ 20’s education program. Design Interactive’s (DI), Matt Johnston has been selected to present during HDAW’s which will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, January 27-30, 2020 in Grapevine, TX.

This session will delve into dispelling common augmented reality myths

“HDAW is distinctively equipped to provide the heavy-duty aftermarket industry with educational resources required to conquer challenges and command the road ahead,” said Sean Ryan, President and Treasurer at Point Spring & Driveshaft Co. and HDAW ‘20 distributor co-chair. “HDAW ‘20’s featured education topics will provide attendees with next-generation solutions, tools and knowledge they need to succeed through the evolution of our industry.

Design Interactive’s Matt Johnston will be addressing common concerns regarding augmented reality technology adoption into an enterprise. As the augmented reality industry continues to grow, there has been an equal amount of hesitant in adopting AR as a solution for inconsistent training practices. This session will delve into dispelling common augmented reality myths such as AR technology is too expensive, it’s hard to use and the headset is uncomfortable.

Johnston will then address how an organization can overcome barriers to technology adoption to ensure training effectiveness and reduced training cost. As the Division Head of Commercial Solutions, Matt Johnston has over 13 years of experience training and developing augmented and virtual reality technologies. Currently, his team has developed XRMentor™, an augmented reality troubleshooting and maintenance training platform for the trucking industry.

Matt Johnston will be presenting on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

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Developed by Design Interactive, XRMentor™ is a troubleshooting and maintenance training software. Designed with the automotive industry in mind, you can now improve your training, reduce cost and replicate your experts!