All Digital supply chain articles – Page 7

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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 ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
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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.

  • ubimax daqri daimler_scale
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    Ubimax partners with DAQRI on AR smart glasses, Porsche rolls out AR for technicians

    2018-06-05T09:18:45Z

    Image: Ubimax Ubimax, developer of wearables and augmented reality (AR) products, has announced a strategic co-operation with DAQRI, maker of AR glasses. DAQRI, based in Los Angeles and Dublin, is to provide its AR hardware for Ubimax Frontline, an AR software stack. A successful proof of concept trial has ...

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    GM using Autodesk software, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

    2018-05-09T12:47:30Z

    3D-printed seat bracket Image: GM General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can ...

  • china.automotiveIT
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    China's market opening seen as opportunity for automotive players

    2018-04-18T19:26:00Z

    The Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengu revealed new opportunity or automotive and technology players in China.

  • hannover messe.automotiveIT
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    At big industry show, motto is "Connect & Collaborate"

    2018-04-12T11:52:00Z

    The Hannover Industrial Fair opens April 23 (Photo: Shutterstock) Traditional boundaries between industries are breaking down, productivity is rising and new business models are popping up like mushrooms. This month, Hannover Messe will lend its weight to this trend and examine the next levels of Industry 4.0. ...

  • gefco.automotiveIT
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    PSA to sell remaining stake in logistics unit

    2018-03-28T18:11:00Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary.

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes production boss sees IT as integral to car building

    2018-03-22T10:17:00Z

    Mercedes production chief Schaefer sees several disruptive technology changes down the road BERLIN IT has become an integral part of the automotive production process, Markus Schaefer, head of production and logistics at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said Thursday. Today, IT, electrical and electronics and IT ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    In Mexico, BMW builds a connected paint shop

    2018-03-19T13:09:10Z

    Duerr says BMW's paint shop meets all smart-factory requirements (Photo: Duerr) Together with German plant engineering specialist Duerr, BMW is building a fully connected paint shop at its plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico. The facility meets all the Industry 4.0 requirements for an integrated smart factory, Duerr ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    ZF introduces asset-tracking software

    2018-03-13T13:55:36Z

    ZF says Asset Tracking will help logistics companies better monitor goods (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled a new software that flexibly monitors internal and external logistics processes. The product, which is called Asset Tracking, is part of the German automotive supplier’s Openmatics connectivity platform. Asset Tracking allows car manufacturers, ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Connected factories pose greater cyber risks

    2018-03-12T09:35:00Z

    Companies are taking cyber security seriously, but challenges abound (Photo: Siemens) As factories and other corporate facilities become fully connected, the networking of IT systems poses growing risks of cyber attacks, security experts say. “Automation, Industry 4.0 and internet connectivity have made systems more vulnerable,” said ...

  • cyber security.automotiveIT
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    Cisco study: IT security gets help from AI

    2018-03-06T13:45:00Z

    Machine learning can help detect unusual patterns in digital communications Cisco’s annual Cyber Security Report says a rapidly growing number of companies suffer cyber attacks and many are resorting to new technologies to defend themselves. Roughly one-third of all cyber security products and services are using ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota to reorganize some of its global IT operations

    2018-03-06T11:25:11Z

    Toyota's IT reorganization reflects the growing importance of new technologies (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor, recognizing the growing role of information technology in all of its business areas, will merge three IT subsidiaries into one new company, Toyota Systems Co. The move will take effect January 1, 2019. The Japanese ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW to use Aras open-source PLM platform

    2018-03-04T10:39:35Z

    BMW will initially use the Aras platform for safety testing (Photo: Shutterstock.com) BMW will use the Aras PLM platform as its backbone for test data management, the open-source product lifecycle management specialist said in a press release. The Aras software "will support planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of vehicle ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler starts building “most modern” Mercedes car plant

    2018-02-23T09:13:00Z

    Daimler s production boss says Factory 56 marks a milestone in car manufacturing (Photo: Daimler) Daimler officially laid the foundation stone this week for what it called “the most modern” car production facility in the world. The premium car group said its “Factory 56” plant in ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford invests in robots, data hub in Kentucky plant

    2018-02-21T10:13:00Z

    Managers at Ford s Kentucky Truck Plant get information on seven big-screen monitors (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    At Porsche Classic, printing spare parts in 3D

    2018-02-21T10:05:44Z

    Replacement parts for the Porsche 959 may be produced with 3D printers (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made ...