Ready Manufacturer One: Game on for Industrial VR

While pop culture predicts VR will be the death of us, actual industrial use cases in research labs and industrial environments hint at its current potential: speeding design, boosting productivity, and giving workers more freedom. Immersive virtual reality has been promised for a long time, and it’s made great leaps forward in the last few years. It first appeared in various forms throughout the 20th century, most visibly in science-fiction movies that posed the question: if we can escape to a virtual world, should we? It’s the premise of Steven…

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China’s president pledges to reduce investment restrictions, tariffs on auto industry 

BEIJING – China’s President Xi Jinping pledged Tuesday to significantly lower import tariffs for vehicles, ease restrictions on foreign investment in the auto industry and generally work harder to import more goods that his country needs, to reduce trade imbalances. The pledges were not new but could be seen as an attempt by China to defuse a deepening conflict over trade with the United States. Speaking at the Boao Economic Forum on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, Xi pledged to “significantly broaden market access” for foreign companies, including a pledge to ease…

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