BMW Digitalisation – Virtual becomes a reality

Mobile 3D laser scanners will be used to create photorealistic panoramic images, floor plans and scatter plots for all BMW Group vehicle plants, by early 2023

BMW using digital twins to simulate production for new plants and upgrades for existing facilities

The basic strategy underlying the project is confirmed by Michele Melchiorre, head of production system, planning, tool shop, plant construction at BMW Group. “This will enable us to integrate the virtual product into the virtual factory at an early stage,” he states. “This will not just reduce planning effort and capital expenditure but also ensure processes are more efficient and more stable during ramp-up.”

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