One of the largest automakers in the world, General Motors is already repeaing the fruits of Industry 4.0 by connecting 30,000 of its factory robots to internet, which in turn results in less downtime. The data sent from these robots to the cloud based servers is analyzed and it has already avoided 100 potential failures, according to Mar Franks, GM’s directir if gobal automation. Franks said, “If we can avoid a disruption in our manufacturing, we can save ourselves a significant amount of money. “It’s a pretty good payback.” Mark Franks, GM’s director of global automation: “If we can avoid a disruption in our manufacturing, we can save ourselves a significant amount of money.” Automotive companies have alwys been leaders in implementing the robotics and in the year 2016 alone, around 17,600 robots were installed in the automotive industries. Stressing the importance of technology Franks said, “The amount of technology coming at us in the next five years is probably more than we’ve seen in the last 50.”Automotive News
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