Due to the size and complexity of truck tractors, automation is relatively low in contemporary truck factories. However, the rise of connectivity and Industry 4.0, coupled with advances in collaborative robots – ‘cobots’ – and the need to improve environmental performance means that future truck factories will look very different from those building commercial vehicles today.
This exclusive Automotive World report provides insight from truck manufacturers, machinery suppliers and other industry stakeholders, and shines light on developments in commercial vehicle assembly and manufacturing strategy.
In this report:
- Flexibility and automation: the future of truck factories and their workers
- Scania positions Oskarshamn as global automation template
- In Brazil, Daimler’s truck manufacturing merges physical with digital
- What will the truck factory of the future look like?
- The machinery suppliers shaping future truck assembly lines
- Interview: Jürgen von Hollen, President, Universal Robots
- Transport services, not trucks, attracting new technology players
- Additive manufacturing could slash truck R&D costs
- The virtual world will have a real role in the truck factory of the future
- Eight trends to watch in truck manufacturing
‘Special report: The truck factory of the future’ includes insight from experts at a range of leading truck industry stakeholder companies, including:
- Daimler Trucks
- Nikola Motors
- Universal Robots
- ACT Research
- Roland Berger