Digital technologies need to be fully embedded in the automotive manufacturing process if automakers are to succeed with efforts to modernize car production. That is one of the keyÂ messages of nextLAP, a startup that has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for automotive manufacturing. nextLAP believes the industry needs to adopt a holistic concept Read More..
Andre ZiemkeÂ is one of the co-founders of nextLAP, which has built a software platform designed to boost efficiency in car manufacturing.Â Ziemke spoke by phone recently to automotiveIT. Why did you start nextLAP? nextLAP co-founder Thomas (Stoeckel) and I were responsible for production and logistics systems in the Audi Group. We started a digitization process there Read More..
Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, butÂ production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency havenâ€™t been as high as they could be. â€œItâ€™s becoming clear that thereâ€™s pent-up demand for the automation of production logistics,â€ said Thomas Stoeckel, founder and co-CEO of nextLAP, a Read More..
Predictive maintenance is one of the best know applications that fall under the header ofÂ Industry 4.0, but nextLAP considers it only a first step toward a fully new approach to manufacturing. The startup, which has offices in Munich and in Silicon Valley, aims to predict the entire production process and manage it in real Read More..
Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing atÂ electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model XÂ crossoverÂ and will play a key role in developing a scaleable, cost-efficient and high-quality manufacturing environment for the new Model 3. Read More..