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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality

2022-09-22T16:46:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in planning and improving production processes, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and more.

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What Vorsprung durch Technik means for Audi manufacturing in 2022

2022-07-28T19:59:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Audi is making progress in production through virtual reality, AI and software prototype builds, modular assembly, quality control and energy conservation.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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Cars à la carte – Audi trials modular production to control customisation costs

2022-07-25T22:01:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The premium OEM is applying the efficiency focus that has fine-tuned production lines over many years to the more bespoke tasks in modular assembly as EV and supply complexity increases.

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Volkswagen launches battery cell-making company PowerCo

2022-07-08T17:03:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

PowerCo could produce enough cells for 3m electric vehicles a year by 2030 across six ‘standardised’ European gigafactories.

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Audi starts pilot project for flexible working hours in production

2022-04-05T10:57:00+01:00By AMS

Audi’s new working-time model enables shift workers to also do parttime shifts in clocked vehicle production and aims to further develop a modern, teamwork culture throughout the company

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AMS January-March 2022 – Volvo’s mega changemaker

2022-03-30T10:48:00+01:00By AMS

Javier Varela discusses Volvo Cars’ investment in new technologies, EV platforms and sustainability

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Audi-FAW to construct new EV plant in China to meet growing demand

2022-02-22T11:49:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Audi plans to begin construction on a new plant in China for fully electric Audi models, set to be completed by the end of 2024.

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The application of AI

2022-01-28T15:16:00+00:00By Mike Farish

One company where the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) is not futuristic or speculative, but a key element in real manufacturing development and application projects is Audi. 

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It all adds up to zero – counting the ways to net carbon zero manufacturing

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

Sustainability leaders from Audi and Lear explain how the companies are working across the value chain to decarbonise manufacturing

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Audi to expand battery development at Neckarsulm site

2021-11-02T10:15:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Audi AG is expanding its high-voltage battery production for electric vehicles at its Neckarsulm plant, as the OEM for what it describes as a “transformed auto industry”. 

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EV battery supply chains on the move

2021-06-08T13:34:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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The software-defined assembly line

2021-06-02T09:05:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a revolution, where investment is led by software rather than hardware. That in turn enables a raft of new possibilities in creating the factory of the future, according to experts from Audi, ABB and Cosmo Tech.

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Watch: Factory of the future Livestream – The software-defined assembly line

2021-05-26T18:58:00+01:00By AMS

As automotive OEMs digitalise and connect factories, hear how the Audi Production Lab, ABB and Cosmotech are using real-time data, smart software and advanced automation to reshape vehicle production processes.

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Audi cuts production again because of chip shortage

2021-05-25T13:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Audi has confirmed that it will be putting 10,000 of its employees working at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm assembly plants in Germany on reduced hours in June. A shortage in the supply of semiconductors, which is affecting the automotive industry globally, means Audi is having to cut output at the plants.

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AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

2021-05-18T13:26:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

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How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:25:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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Playing catch-up in plastics recycling for automotive production

2021-02-25T11:07:00+00:00By Chris Löwer, Illya Verpraet

A closed loop for plastics in the automotive industry has so far been a distant dream, as an unmanageable variety of mixed materials makes recycling them into new high-quality materials unviable. Fortunately, there are some promising new approaches on the horizon.

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AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

2020-11-24T11:49:00+00:00By AMS

For the automotive industry environmental sustainability is not just important for the vehicles they produce, it is also a key factor in the production process. This edition of AMS takes a close look at sustainable production, utilising recycled materials and renewable energy sources

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Audi introduces closed-loop systems for aluminium, wastewater and plastic

2020-11-23T16:06:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Audi has detailed how it is introducing closed-loop systems to its plants as part of its goal to make all its five plants carbon-neutral by 2025. This includes aluminium, wastewater and a pilot project for chemical recycling of plastics.

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