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Digital Work Instructions for Automotive Manufacturers


Improve quality, throughput, and productivity with augmented reality work instructions.


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Resolve Manufacturing Challenges with Projected AR Workflows

The future of automotive manufacturing is here. It’s not just about automation, it’s about empowering your workforce with the best possible digital toolset. LightGuide AR is a powerful addition to your Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing systems.

LightGuide’s projected AR work instruction platform standardizes and error-proofs manual workflows for breakthroughs in quality, productivity, and operational agility.

Optimize Processes & Improve Quality

Eliminate defects and improve efficiency by transforming manual processes into visual AR workflows for real-time guidance and no-fault-forward quality control.

Bridge the Skills Gap

Attract, train, and retain employees. AR-guided training makes work instructions easier to follow and faster to comprehend, helping workers gain the skills to achieve optimal quality and productivity.

Enhance Traceability

Unlock full traceability to identify deviations at the source. Capture manual process data for a more complete view of operations and identify additional areas of optimization.

Unlock the Power of AR Workflows for Automotive

From headliners to bumpers to battery pack assemblies, we know automotive products and processes. LightGuide’s AR platform provides real-time operator guidance and confirmation that ensures defect-free assembly.

As the premier digital work instruction platform, LightGuide’s projected AR software interfaces with industrial-grade projectors, sensors, and smart tools to guide operators through each step of a company’s key assembly, inspection, material handling, and training operations.

  • Prevent errors with interactive AR work instructions projected directly on your operators’ work surface
  • Detect errors in real time with 3D sensors and vision cameras that monitor and catch mistakes
  • Get real-time data and insights on your operators’ performance and quality
AR Applications in Industry


LightGuide AR Delivers Proven Results

  • 90%+ Quality Improvement
  • 70%+ Training Efficiency
  • 50%+ Productivity Increase

Your Guide to AR Applications on the Factory Floor


Not all types of augmented reality are created equal. Use this guide to discover which type of industrial AR is best suited for your factory application, learn from real-world case studies, and more.


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3 Uses of Augmented Reality in Automotive Manufacturing

As automotive manufacturing becomes more complex, companies are challenged to maintain and improve quality while also increasing productivity to reduce costs.

Automotive Supplier Reduces Cycle Time & Improves Quality with AR Work Instructions

On a production line with 4 workstations and nearly 100 parts bins, this transmission supplier eliminated process confusion, reducing cycle time and improving quality by 100%.

Lightning eMotors Adopts AR Work Instructions for Error-free EV Manufacturing

Lightning eMotors, a leader in EV manufacturing and fleet electrification, decreased cycle time by up to 50% and reduced training time by 75% using the LightGuide AR platform.

AR-Guided EV Battery Bay Assembly with Dynamic Tracking

Watch how LightGuide adapts work instructions in real-time to match the movement of AGVs and tables, enhancing worker productivity by ensuring instructions are always in clear view.

​​​​Error Proof High-Variation Sub-Assemblies

Can your work instructions do this? Watch how LightGuide AR work instructions make it easy for operators to switch between multiple brake hub assembly configurations.

Simplify Complex Wire Harness and Cabling Tasks

​No more deciphering complex diagrams or misplacing wires! AR work instructions guide operators in real time to error-proof complex wire harness and cabling tasks.


"[LightGuide] puts work instructions exactly where you build your product, so you’re reducing time looking at printed instructions by putting the focus exactly where operators’ attention should be."
Brandon Taylor, Senior Process and Manufacturing Engineer, Lightning eMotors

Let Us Design a Solution for Your Most Challenging Application

Ready to put the power of projected AR to work for you? Our proven platform, deployed across 200+ customers, can deliver predictable results for your most complex manual processes.

Factory Connected & Enterprise Ready

Connects seamlessly into your factory environment, including MES, PLC, torque tools, cameras, and sensors.

Easily Customized

Low-code and easily configured, customized, and programmed by your team.

Powerful Production Data

Captures real-time operational metrics, including station status, cycle and step times, throughput, and defect logging.

Ready to Put the Power of LightGuide Projected AR to Work for You?