Digital supply chain

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    Murata invests 5 billion yen in Finland for MEMS manufacturing

    2018-08-28T15:18:26Z

    Image: Murata Electronics 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 ...

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    Kinaxis: Digital transformation for the automotive supply chain

    2018-08-24T14:03:00Z

    Innovations in electric and self-driving vehicles are fundamentally altering the automotive landscape and pushing customer expectations higher than ever before. Companies must digitally transform in order to face today’s shifting realities and succeed in minimizing inventory, maximizing cash flow and driving profitability in this dynamic business environment. ...

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    nextLAP presents AI data hub for production and logistics at AL Global Conference

    2018-08-23T13:44:12Z

    Image: nextLAP Inc. 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 ...

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    Audi and Ericsson prepare 5G for application in automotive production

    2018-08-03T12:37:14Z

    Image: Audi Audi is working with Ericsson to explore the application of 5G communication in vehicle production. The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding, and will run field tests at a technical center at Audi’s ‘Production Lab’ in Gaimersheim, Germany. 5G is said to offer network characteristics ...

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    Ford creates new AV organization

    2018-07-26T12:54:05Z

    Image: Ford Ford Motor Company has created a new organization called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, to be based at its campus under development in Corktown, Detroit. The new company is tasked with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicle business and capitalizing market opportunities, and will include Ford’s activities in self-driving integration; ...

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    BMW Group deploys computer tomography for prototype development

    2018-07-20T12:02:00Z

    Image: BMW BMW Group has introduced computer tomography at its pilot plant in the Research Innovation Center (FIZ), Munich: this involves robotized X-ray scanning of prototypes to enable faster analysis development and production. It has particular application for quality control, where it allows vehicles to ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
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    AI set to give boost to automotive manufacturing and logistics

    2018-06-29T09:45:00Z

    Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) can add tremendous value, but automakers should, in particular, look at production and logistics. In these areas, they say, efficiency boosts and cost savings can be realized in a relatively short period of time.

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    Continental and DFKI to partner on AI research

    2018-06-27T13:07:17Z

    Image: Continental The German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is to partner with Continental and establish a joint research lab at the DFKI facility in Kaiserslautern. Here, Continental employees will look at specific issues such as AI-supported methods of data analysis and software development. A statement describes this as ...

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    Kuka, MHP, Munich Re develop SmartFactory as a Service

    2018-06-22T16:56:01Z

    Kuka provides the automated plant for SmartFactory as a Service (Photo: Kuka) MUNICH -- Three German companies this week unveiled a concept for a new approach to car production and industrial manufacturing as a whole. Robot maker Kuka, consultants MHP and reinsurer Munich Re said their SmartFactory as a ...

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    Mercedes-Benz TecFactory: “We are systematically orienting the factory structure to digitalization”

    2018-06-15T19:09:00Z

    Andreas Friedrich, manager of the Mercedes-Benz TecFactory, talks about new technologies and production methods and the role digitalization will play in shaping tomorrow’s car plants.