How robots may help automakers finally realise Industry 4.0

To succeed in the face of consumer expectations, declining car sales, and uncertainty over EV adoption, automakers must embrace flexible manufacturing and design, writes Michelle Hill

Automakers today need to create production lines elastic enough to switch from making sedans one day to sport-utility vehicles and electric cars the next. The days of plants dedicated to one product are waning, and normalcy for the automotive industry will be defined by uncertainty and frequent change for the foreseeable future.

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