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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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AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

2020-10-19T12:19:00+01:00

The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

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Audi activates virtual tools for production site planning

2020-05-26T12:01:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Manufacturing site layouts are being captured digitally for planners to explore the advantages of virtual models 

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People get ready: recruitment and retention in a complex automotive industry

2020-04-20T16:22:00+01:00By Abigail Williams

With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …

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Audi mobile maintenance app keeps Ingolstadt in the know

2020-04-02T12:00:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Maintenance teams at the Ingolstadt factory have a new app on test, developed an inhouse to provide live updates from across the assembly process direct to their smartphones

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Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

2019-12-11T12:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

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