It is battling big
league players such as Daimler Mercedes, Volkswagen Group (MAN/SCANIA), DAF and
others in an industry undergoing powerful transformation. We’re talking about
heavy trucks and Volvo Group, one of the leading actors in this arena globally.
Trends like electrification, autonomous vehicles, IoT and other technologies have created immense pressure for change—not only when it comes to the trucks themselves, but equally to how they are developed and manufactured.
The Industry 4.0 concept has changed a lot already, but that change is just a light breeze compared to the storm that is now being prepared for in industry. But what does the road to Industry 4.0 factories look like? How are product development and manufacturing platforms affected when the fourth industrial revolution takes an increasingly firm grip on development? Which software are they using?
To read PLM-editor Verdi Ogewell’s deep drilling article on VOLVO Group GTO and Industry 4.0 on engineering.com, click on the headline below: