AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway

YVETTE TAN Sep 6, 2017



Passengers at Singapore's Changi airport could soon see shorter waiting times for their flights, with the airport's latest introduction of AR for its ground crew.

Touted as the world's first use of AR in ramp handling, the technology comes in the form of a pair of smart glasses, which will provide instructions to staff.

For example, a ground handler loading cargo onto a plane can now "see" and scan a virtual QR code displayed on cargo or baggage containers, and through the glasses instantly view the details of its weight, loading sequence and allocated position within the aircraft.