The use of high-technology in
UK Automotive #2: How is UK Automotive embracing digitalisation? Automotive manufacturers have been using data-driven insights to raise productivity for decades, but their use of data is undergoing an exponential increase, driven by five disruptive technologies.
Five disruptive technologies
Connected devices and RFID sensors have become sufficiently affordable to allow a physical system to be replicated in digital form and visualised in real time.
Predictive analytics, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence are now able to make decisions and predications based on real-time data.
The human-machine interface has advanced to a point where widespread adoption of mobile, touchscreen and, increasingly, virtual reality allow for more intuitive interaction between the physical and digital world.
The ability to directly produce from a digital construct through 3D printing, additive manufacturing and intelligent robotics has enabled an entirely new flexible system of production.
Continual improvements in cybersecurity is giving manufacturers the confidence to connect their workplaces and store vast-amounts of data and IP in the cloud.