Porsche launched its much-anticipated first electric vehicle the Taycan this week, and was keen to highlight the changes in production at the factory as much as the new car itself. Fifty percent of Porsche models delivered after 2025 will be electric Stuttgart company sees EV and Industry 4.0 as key to its survival The Read More..
Porsche joins the EV revolution, ushers in new agile production methods and new digital training for transformation of business
In the IT world, it’s hard to avoid the cliché that “data is the new oil”, yet in the auto industry it might actually be true. As it moves from a very 20th Century data-light, vertical model of building cars to a horizontal digital future of mobility solutions and services, the data that flows in and around the auto incumbents Read More..
Swedish product development consultancy Semcon AB is expanding its partnership with fuel cell maker PowerCell, to help it scale up production by deploying robots and automation. The robots are being installed at PowerCell’s facility in Gothenberg, Sweden, following Semcon’s virtual simulations which visualize the entire production process. PowerCell expects to streamline its manufacturing, reduce costs Read More..
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ordering parts, overhauling security monitoring and Read More..
Audi wins Red Dot and German design awards for digital planning tool, implements Virtual Reality Software Development Kit and applications will be rolled out into wider VW Group
Audi digital planning assistant recognised with Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award NewAudi SDK developed in partnership with Munich start-up Innoactive SDK to be integrated by the end of 2018 into wider Volkswagen Group VR platform, the Digital Reality Hub Audi has won a Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award Read More..
Automakers are in the midst of a digital transformation that is changing every aspect of their business. Revamping the supply chain to interconnect regional operations and providing more data transparency are just two of the many ways automotive companies can speed up decision making and improve efficiencies, two industry experts said during a webinar this Read More..
Daimler and two specialist partners have put into operation a pilot plant that uses 3D printing technology to make components for the automotive and aerospace industries. The German premium car group worked on the project, which is called NextGenAM, with Premium Aerotec, which develops and produces metal and carbon fiber composite aircraft structures, and EOS, Read More..
Japan’s Murata Group is to invest 5 billion yen into its Finnish division, Murata Electronics (formerly VTI Technologies). This business unit, which Murata acquired in 2012, is based in Vantaa, and specializes in research, design and production of silicon-based capacitive 3D MEMS (microelectronic-mechanic systems) sensors. These include accelerometers, gyroscopes and inclinometers, mostly for automotive, medical Read More..
nextLAP Inc. of Mountain View, California, is to present its AI Production-Process-Platform IP/1 at next month’s Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit. This is a cloud-based data hub featuring real-time analysis and artificial intelligence to optimize material flow in production and logistics processes. The IP/1 collects process parameters, such as where and when a part was Read More..
Assembly line workers at Ford’s production facility in Valencia, Spain, are testing bodysuits incorporating tracking technology, with a view to improving workstation ergonomics. The technology, often used by sports stars to analyse their games (or for replication of their style in video games) records how a person moves, especially their head, neck, shoulder and limb Read More..