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For Audi, premium-quality automobiles mean high-quality car bodies – thanks to efficient production systems and new high-tech solutions. AUDI AG has one of the most flexible and efficient production systems in the entire automotive industry: the Audi Production System (APS), which is based on the principles of cycle, flow, pull and perfection. Audi systematically applies these principles in production and throughout the company, resulting in short cycle times, low inventories and large gains in productivity. A major focus here is on the continuous improvement process (CIP), because companies that neglect continuous improvement risk their long-term success. Increasing digitalization is paving the way for the smart factory – the intelligent, digitally connected production facility. New high-tech solutions in manufacturing are further increasing the already very high level of quality, while making assembly work easier and resulting in better ergonomics.

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  • 04/05/17
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    Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.

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  • 02/18/20
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    5G in production: Audi and Ericsson take the next step together

    Audi is taking the next step towards the production of the 5G: Together with the Swedish network provider Ericsson, Audi is presenting a new pilot project in human-robot interaction. One of the first case to be shown will be an automation application connected via 5G with a focus on personal safety.
  • 02/12/20
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    Virtual training and intelligent algorithms: Audi is counting on “smart logistics”

    Shelves that label themselves, cooperation in virtual spaces, and high-performance computers that make autonomous decisions: In the Supply Chain department at Audi, this is no longer a future vision - as is demonstrated by selected examples at different production sites.
  • 02/11/20
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    AudiStream: Virtual journey through the world of production at Audi in Ingolstadt

    View the Audi A3 body shop on your screen; go to the Audi A4 assembly line with a mouse click: With AudiStream, Audi is the first manufacturer to offer interactive factory tours. Starting from Wednesday, February 12, interested parties can experience production processes of the brand at the Ingolstadt site online and in English language, both from the comfort of their own homes and while on the go. Experienced tour guides accompany the virtual tour and answer questions in the live stream.

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