Special report: What to expect from the car factory of the future

Automotive World’s car factory of the future report explores some of the major developments we can expect to see in vehicle manufacturing

Special report: What to expect from the car factory of the future

A new Automotive World report considers some of the major changes coming to car manufacturing and assembly.

Innovative applications of artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, virtual reality, Big Data and robotics are reshaping the automotive manufacturing environment; factory size, localised manufacturing and alternatives to production line assembly are also influencing the industry’s manufacturing and assembly strategies.

Automation is on the rise across the manufacturing sector, and increasingly intelligent machines will replace human assembly line operators in a number of traditional factory roles. There is, however, a growing theme among leading automotive industry stakeholders that humans will play an important role in the car factory of the future.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • The factory of the future will be digital, flexible, and even multi-brand
  • Interview: Michael Breme, Head of Production and Plant Planning, Audi
  • AGVs will be the lifeblood of the factory of the future
  • Responsible 3D printing could cut costs, create flexibility and independence
  • As factories grow smarter, they also grow greener
  • With automakers leading on Industry 4.0, planning begins for Industry 5.0
  • Greater connectivity in manufacturing requires ever greater cyber security 

‘Special Report: What to expect from the car factory of the future provides insight from a range of automotive industry stakeholders, including:

  • Audi
  • Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
  • Daimler
  • DXC
  • Formlabs
  • General Motors
  • Karamba Security
  • NTT Security