ABB and IBM have formed a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industrial digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to “unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure”, according to the two supersized tech companies.
Customers will be provided access to ABB’s domain knowledge and portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals.
AImotive – formerly known as AdasWorks – claims to be the first to enable an artificial intelligence ecosystem for autonomous driving regardless of location, driving style or driving conditions
AImotive has launched what it says is a “full stack technology solution and the most powerful artificial intelligence software” for the automotive industry, designed to provide self-driving vehicles better safety, improved comfort and increased productivity.
AImotive used to be called AdasWorks, and the new name reflects the broader vision to “bring global accessibility to self-driving vehicles, faster and safer than any other company in the world”.
Jay Cadman, of Ubisense, talks about the history of smart factories and the new products today that are enabling many more businesses to realise the benefits of real-time location systems
While the phrase “smart factory” is relatively recent, first coined at The Hanover Fair in 2011, the concept has been talked about in various forms for the past 30 years. And at Ubisense we’ve been creating smart factories for some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the automotive and discrete industries for more than a decade.
Ubisense’s Smart Factory product was originally designed to specifically help vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) tackle the challenges of managing ever increasing levels of complexity in assembly lines brought about by mass-customisation.
Ubisense, a provider of enterprise location intelligence solutions, and Bosch Rexroth, specialists in drive and control technologies, have joined forces to launch a new system for locating and tracking objects in realtime.
Automated conveying systems in distribution and warehouse environments need to pivot. Dropping in a conveyor system without a warehouse control system (WCS) makes no sense.
Bill Maple, director of software solutions for conveyor company Hytrol, shared new approaches connecting business systems to warehouse automation.
Working closely with a network of integration partners this approach is obvious for new implementations.That said with a strong economy, Maple noted that existing systems are being reconfigured to operate differently, or legacy systems are requiring technology or automation upgrades. Continue reading Distribution requires a warehouse control system
Washington, DC’s District Department of Transportation (DDoT) has selected TransCore to develop and integrate an advanced software solution that enables District traffic management personnel to more effectively manage congestion, roadway incidents, and special events.
“As our nation’s capital, Washington, DC is challenged with managing both local traffic and highly visible special events. These activities can change traffic flow in an instant and for long periods of time. That’s why real-time information sharing is so critical,” said Michael Mauritz, TransCore’s senior vice president for intelligent transportation systems solutions. “We’re excited to work with DDoT in developing a comprehensive traffic management and communications network.” Continue reading TransCore to develop intelligent traffic system for Washington
The world is moving rapidly toward the automation of industrial processes, and new industries are entering the robotics market at unprecedented rates.
Advancement in technologies and communication make today’s industrial robots more powerful and user friendly than ever before. Companies such as ABB are constantly pushing the boundaries of technology to create new smart products that make factories around the world safer, more productive, and more cost-efficient.
ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots and modular manufacturing systems. The company has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide serving a variety of industries including automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.
ABB has been using an Internet of Things network installed by Jasper, which provides a solution called Control Center.