Innovation or tradition? Fun or serious?
For Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG, and Markus Wasmeier, world champion skier and museum curator, these apparent contradictions are inseparable. We talk to them about learning through play, the fundamentals of motivation and parallels from the world of sport and corporate management.
Paula On tour
Audi is working hard on the driverless transport systems of the future. Known as DTS, they will form the backbone of modular assembly.
Humans and Robots on the Assembly Line
More and more robots are now working directly with people on the Audi assembly lines. They provide support and assistance and take on strenuous tasks. Here are three examples of human-robot cooperations from the Győr plant in Hungary – and a very special gastronomic one from Ingolstadt.
The Audi Tool Shop is turning to a new generation of press tools built to bionic principles. They are far lighter than their predecessors, yet offer greater stiffness and precision.
On The Holodeck
Audi Production Lab
The visions of Star Trek are becoming reality. In the Smart Factory of tomorrow, line workers, planners and engineers could be accurately assisted by data glasses. The Audi Production Lab is testing eyeglass technology for virtual reality, augmented reality and assisted reality.
The most modern plant in the entire Audi production network was planned entirely in the virtual world. Using the very latest technologies the factory in San José Chiapa, Mexico is now producing an annual volume of up to 150,000 of the brand’s new premium SUV, the Audi Q5.