All industry 4.0 articles

  • SEAT-joins-Alastria-for-the-development-of-blockchain-technology-based-solutions_001_HQ
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    SEAT joins Alastria blockchain co-operation, partners with city of Barcelona on urban mobility initiative

    2018-12-19T12:33:00Z

    Image: SEAT SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within ...

  • 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 ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Germany's Schaeffler buys machine data specialist

    2017-10-11T19:19:06Z

    Schaeffler says the acquisition of autinity will help it to further develop its digital agenda (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
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    Startup's predictive process control includes both manufacturing and logistics

    2016-11-28T17:37:33Z

    nextLAP says Production 4.0 requires a holistic approach to the manufacturing process (Photo: Audi) Predictive maintenance is one of the best know applications that fall under the header ofIndustry 4.0, but nextLAP considers it only a first step toward a fully new approach to manufacturing. The startup, which has ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
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    Bosch, SAP to join forces for IoT

    2016-09-22T14:45:39Z

    Bosch and SAP want to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes (Photo: SAP) Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for the internet-of-things (IoT) and ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Audi executive to head Tesla car production

    2016-05-15T12:18:43Z

    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at 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 ...

  • desay.automotiveIT
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    China’s Desay to deploy Siemens PLM software

    2016-04-04T08:38:44Z

    Desay SV makes infotainment systems for more than 60 car brands (Photo: Desay) Siemens said China’s Desay SV will adopt its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as the automotive electronics supplier prepares to implement new manufacturing technologies. Desay Chairman Tan Choon Lim said in a press statement that the ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry 4.0 is changing business models

    2016-01-26T12:11:14Z

    A majority of German companies expected networked manufacturing to have a positive effect on profitability (Photo: Robert Bosch) Industrial companies in Germany expect Industry 4.0 to change their business models and most see the so-called "smart factory" as positive, according to a new study. A poll by management consultants ...

  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT
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    Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

    2015-04-10T15:55:52Z

    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick) Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It's therefore no exaggeration to use "4.0" to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a ...

  • mobile.fraunhofer.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry 4.0 mobile apps not meeting requirements

    2014-10-20T16:22:18Z

    Mobile applications are key for Industry 4.0 and users are particularly keen on solutions for tablets (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) Mobile computing is becoming ever more important in manufacturing, but many so-called "Industry 4.0" apps aren't meeting the needs of their users. That's one of the conclusions from a study ...

  • steria.automotiveIT
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    Report: Software anarchy endangers Industry 4.0

    2014-09-02T10:56:19Z

    Without proper IT governance Industry 4.0 won't work, Steria Mummert says (Photo: Kuka) Failing IT governance is jeopardizing "Industry 4.0," according to a new report from German IT management consultants Steria Mummert. The study cites uncontrolled growth of software in the area of manufacturing as production facilities are networked. ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    In BMW plant, gesture control is on trial

    2014-06-23T11:05:06Z

    In BMW's test, a worker can register a problem by pointing to a faulty section of a part (Photo: BMW) BMW, in a test of so-called "Industry 4.0" car manufacturing, is using camera-based gesture detection in a pilot project at its plant in Landshut, Germany. The premium car maker ...