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Driving vehicle electrification with smart manufacturing solutions

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Today’s drivers seek a comfortable driving experience, longer drive range, and personalization, increasing the complexity of development and manufacturing. And automotive manufacturers and suppliers can no longer rely on traditional practices and tools to create the next generation of electric vehicles (EVs) and launch them flawlessly. But with Siemens smart manufacturing solutions, automotive OEMs and suppliers can embrace product complexity through multi-disciplinary engineering, enabling greater flexibility and sustainability.

Discover more in this eBook on how to launch electrified vehicles flawlessly with Siemens’ manufacturing solutions for Vehicle Electrification.

Key benefits of smart manufacturing for EV production

Adopting smart manufacturing solutions and developing a virtual replica of manufacturing enables manufacturers to integrate the new technologies needed to add electric vehicles to their line-ups. The key benefits of smart manufacturing solutions:

  • Virtually validate advanced automation for a successful launch

  • Increase production flexibility

  • Optimize energy usage and minimize waste

  • Gain actionable insight from real-time analysis of operational data

Brace the pace of vehicle electrification with smart manufacturing

To support the fast pace of vehicle electrification, automotive manufacturers and suppliers must adopt smart manufacturing solutions to seamlessly transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EV production. They also need to be able to integrate the engineering of mechanical, electrical, controls, and software during the design phase instead of waiting until commissioning to bring them together. Siemens manufacturing solutions allow automotive manufacturers to update legacy equipment and create a self-organizing production environment without the massive expense of a total replacement.

Continuously improve manufacturing processes and launch sooner with the digital twin

A comprehensive digital twin of your end-to-end product development process simplifies electric vehicle development's manufacturing and assembly process. A digital twin of manufacturing can be leveraged to design and create a virtual plant where the virtual commissioning of machines, work cells, and assembly lines can be simulated before physical commissioning takes place. Unforeseen delays can be avoided by identifying issues, debugging systems, and optimizing processes before launch.