Large Companies using AR/VR

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Large Companies using AR/VR - Part 1

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Exxon Mobil, British Petroleum (BP), Tyson Foods and United Parcel Services (UPS) are five companies that are currently using augmented or virtual reality to train their employees are. Our findings have been entered into the attached spreadsheet.

FIVE LARGE COMPANIES USING AR/VR FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING

United Parcel Service

  • UPS uses Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to vividly simulate driving experience on city streets while teaching in a more memorable classroom lesson for those who drive package delivery trucks.
  • The company is also exploring the use of VR and Augmented Reality (AR) for training tractor-trailer drivers and performing other duties throughout the operation.
  • Industry: Mail, Package, and Freight Delivery.
  • Company Size: 364, 575
  • Country: United States

Tyson Foods

  • Tyson Foods is in partnership with STRIVR, incorporating the use of virtual reality (VR) with general safety and hazard awareness training. The company hopes to use VR to reduce injuries, and it has experienced a reduction of more than 20% in injuries and illnesses.
  • Industry: Food Production.
  • Company Size: 121,000.
  • Country: United States.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

British Petroleum

  • The company partnered with Maersk Training to prepare their offshore drilling teams for challenges they face on the job, using virtual reality. The training involves hands-on, scenario-based approach beyond classroom training allowing drilling teams practice events and joint procedures together as an integrated unit.
  • Industry: Petroleum Refining.
  • Company Size: 73,000
  • Country: Britain

Exxon Mobil

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To determine five large companies that are currently using or have discussed using augmented or virtual reality to train their employees. Your research team began by looking for news, articles and reports on pre-compiled lists of companies using virtual reality or augmented reality to train employees. This search was successful, and we found pre-compiled lists of companies using virtual reality or augmented reality to train employees. Sources searched include Forbes, BusinessInsider, and Fortune, among others. We found several companies such as Exxon Mobil, Walmart, UPS, Tyson Foods, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and British Petroleum, among others.

We compiled these companies, and we continued our search by looking into the company profile of these companies to determine if they are large companies with employees not less than 25,000. Through this search, we were able to decide on companies with employees above 25,000, and we narrowed down our list of companies. We scoured through company databases such as Crunchbase and Bloomberg, company websites and news articles for the industries that these companies belong to, and how they are using virtual reality or augmented reality to train their employees.
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Large Companies using AR/VR - Part 2

Details of five additional large global companies that use AR/VR technology for training purposes have been provided in rows 8-12 of the attached spreadsheet. These companies have more than 25,000 employees and have current (past 24 months) Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) training programs. Of these companies, three use both AR and VR, one uses VR and another employs AR in their training programs. Below are highlights of these companies.

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL

  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc partnered with EON Reality to develop a VR and AR training program for its staff. This platform is meant to simulate customized training environments for the various work environments throughout its global locations.
  • Industry: Petroleum refining
  • Employees: 81,000

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HONEYWELL

VERIZON


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