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Digitisation, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and 3D printing are set to drive a new paradigm in production – in automotive and elsewhere – by increasing productivity and cutting costs. Our ‘Technology, Software & Simulation Special’ packs an exciting mix of news, features and interviews that are a must-read.  

The rules of the manufacturing game are fast changing. Connecting real machines with information technologies and IoT increases productivity substantially. Companies that employ new technologies for Industry 4.0 are a lot more competitive because they produce at lower costs and meet customer needs with a lot more flexibility. Organisations that are prepared to implement industry 4.0 now will actively shape and lead the change in manufacturing. 


The lead story is on Autocar Professional’s ‘The Automotive Forum’ held in Chennai on June 7 where topnotch industry experts discussed and debated about methodologies for the shopfloor of the future. They were of the consensus that the time is now when India should leapfrog into the next era, leveraging change and innovation.

A number of global software and simulation providers are homing into the huge opportunity that India presents. In an exclusive interview Bob Haubrock, senior vice-president – Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software, details the benefits of Product Lifecycle Management for the automotive industry and how automakers can see dramatic improvement in the range of 25-50 percent in their design cycles.

India’s manufacturing push has also drawn French design software major, Dassault Systemes which with its 3DExperience Factory software provides an immersive experience where production planners can visualise a future factory with ease. Find out why Xavier Silhouette, vice-president – Sales, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systemes, is bullish on the opportunities the Indian automotive market is set to present the company.

Commercial vehicle braking equipment supplier Wabco is upping the ante on the technology front with plans to introduce its top-end PAN air disc brakes in the Indian market. We reveal the new product game-plan.

The passenger vehicle industry is set to record a new high in FY2018, considering the gains it has made in April and May 2017. Our sales analysis reveals the facts and stats across all vehicle segments – PVs, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles – and the outlook for the future.

All this, plus a cracking news section which details all the action in the industry in the past fortnight. 

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