CeMAT Update: In a further sign of the accelerating convergence of manufacturing and logistics sectors, the world’s two leading industry events are to be merged
CeMAT, the world-leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting in 2018.
Featuring about 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, CeMAT is the international market flagship of a fast-growing industry which in 2015 produced €20 billion worth of equipment in Germany alone.
The main drivers of this growth are eCommerce and integrated production – two trends that are placing enormous pressure on intralogistics systems, forcing them to become more intelligent, networked, flexible, transparent, fast and efficient. Continue reading CeMAT to be co-staged with Hannover Messe
BMW chairman Harald Krüger has listed three new technologies as the main priorities for the company going forward.
Describing the race towards a new, technologically advanced motoring future, includes technologies such as:
the use of artificial intelligence; and
the development of autonomous driving.
Krüger was speaking at the automaker’s annual general meeting, where he told the audience the company was growing in high-margin segments, particularly its BMW i range in electric vehicles, where it plans to expand.
Toyota president Akio Toyoda has drawn a parallel between the changes happening in the company now to what happened when Toyota first came into existence.
Toyoda was speaking at a press conference to present the automaker’s financial results. He acknowledged the “many lessons that we learned” through the company’s partnerships with Subaru, BMW and Mazda.
The multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomous car technology, says Volvo.
The number of vehicle crashes is set to drop by 80 per cent by 2035 and insurance premiums set to plummet. These were among the issues raised at a high-level panel discussion organised by Volvo Cars and Thatcham Research.
This season’s CeMAT Port Forum is themed Seaports as Opportunities for Logistics Chain Optimization and will feature high-power speakers from government, port companies and port customers.
Keynote topics this year include shippers’ rising expectations of the quality and punctuality of international and intermodal logistics chains and the growing capacity shortages in hinterland infrastructure, as well as robotics and automation. Intralogistics topics will also be on the agenda.
Google driverless car technology set to take to the streets next year
The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler have entered into what they are calling a “first-of-its-kind collaboration”, saying that they will integrate Google’s self-driving technology into all new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand Google’s existing self-driving test program.
This marks the first time that Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving system, including its sensors and software, into a passenger vehicle.
According to progressiveautomations.com, which is a website that explains more about actuators, it is evident that there are several ways that actuators improve weld quality and reduce costs.
An actuator is a type of motor that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy – typically, electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure – and converts that energy into motion.