ABI: Logistics Industry Will Continue to Lead in AR Shipments

ABI ResearchAccording to a new report by ABI Research, logistics will continue to be the industry leader in augmented reality for enterprise.

ABI estimates that logistics will account for 24% of smart glass shipments worldwide, having been one of the first industries to embrace the technology. Sales of smart glasses to logistics companies is predicted to generate revenue of $52.9 million in 2017 and is expected to grow to $4.4 billion by 2022.

Smart glasses allow logistics employees to perform tasks hands-free, eliminating the need for printed lists and instructions, and increasing their comfort, safety and efficiency. Two companies that have implemented AR in their day-to-day business, DHL and General Electric, have both seen significant performance improvements using smart glasses from hardware partners Vuzix and Google, in conjunction with software platforms from Ubimax and Upskill. (DHL Scales AR Picking)

Vuzix M100 smart glasses, one of the devices currently in use by DHL employees.

You can read ABI Research’s full Augmented Reality in Warehousing and Logistics report via the company’s website.