BASF Coatings is launching Auroom, a digital platform for automotive designers to map paint colours onto their models and visualize their appearance and effects. This is said to give a realistic impression of colour proposals at an early stage of the design process, including the effects of sparkling and lightness or colour ‘flop’, giving designers Read More..
With rapid advances in vehicle technology, the challenge for the automotive logistics industry is to keep up. Victoria Johns reports from Ultima Media’s recent Automotive Logistics UK conference. From the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and artificial intelligence (AI) to new mobility models, the automotive industry is simultaneously undergoing a global technological transformation and its Read More..
Daimler forging its future in Factory 56 with emphasis on agile manufacture of mobility and EV solutions
New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. ‘Factory 56 will define a new way of building cars for Daimler Company claims it will be consistently digital and flexible Foundation stone for the “Werk 56” production hall laid at building site Read More..
Audi is testing software using artificial intelligence to recognise and identify tiny cracks in sheet metal. The deep learning system, deployed in the press shop at Ingolstadt, is said to detect the finest cracks in door panels, hoods, fenders and other sheet metal components in an automated inspection process. A database has been built up Read More..
Porsche joins the EV revolution, ushers in new agile production methods and new digital training for transformation of business
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..
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..