BMW wants to drive together with Microsoft, the digitisation of manufacturing processes. The Munich-based car maker and the world's largest software provider, announced on Tuesday at the Hannover Messe, an open Online platform (OMP) build the production and logistics processes to be networked. Here, BMW, and Microsoft does not want to stay among themselves: the aim of the Initiative was to work until the end of the year, together with four to six partners, up to 15 concrete applications. This should also be available to other companies.
The profitability of production will yet often hampered by complex software systems, where the data in individual Silos and, therefore, the production slow down, informed the company. BMW and Microsoft hope to gain from the Initiative for the development of smart factory supported solutions that take Advantage of the variety of machine-generated data, and processes through artificial intelligence continue to develop. in Addition, the industrial development of the Internet of things should be speeded up significantly.
"Microsoft and BMW Group join forces to improve the efficiency of digital production across the industry," said Microsoft Executive Scott Guthrie. BMW and Microsoft have been working together now. On the Microsoft platform, Azure, in the future, more than 3000 machines, robots, and Autonomous transport systems in the Internet of things is to be connected.
Microsoft has opened massively in recent years, its Software and relies heavily on publicly available Open-Source Software. So data should be also used by several industry partners together, what is in industry 4.0, in which all sorts of things and machine to work together increasingly important.More about
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the networking of The production is currently in the auto industry in focus. Just last week, Volkswagen announced its cooperation with the US technology giant Amazon, to be able to data from the machines easier to handle and to reduce the cost. (Reuters, dpa)