Impacts of the challenges on car and production technology.
|Challenge||Impact on cars||Impact on automotive production|
|Individualization||Many derivatives; platform approaches||Complexity; new processes such as 3D-printing|
|Regulation||Improved combustion engines; alternative (electric) powertrains; advanced lightweight materials and multi-material-approaches; improved aerodynamics; assistance systems||Micro-structured surfaces and micro-drilling; new processes for manufacturing of batteries, fuel-cells; joining of new materials and material-mixtures; flexible approaches in body-in-white production|
|ICT||Autonomous driving; connectivity in all dimensions||Smart manufacturing/Industrie 4.0: scalable model-mix-lines, operational excellence, assistance systems for worker|
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