Digital Twin Use Cases in the Automotive Industry

Applied Tech Review | Tuesday, June 21, 2022

In a future where AI increasingly influences human decision-making, digital twin-supported solutions can revolutionize the automotive sector.

Fremont, CA:The rise of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and the rising acceptance of big data boost the demand for data-driven manufacturing techniques. The digital twin is one of the leading data-driven manufacturing technologies that enable organizations and manufacturers to model items in order to produce them more quickly, affordably, and effectively. A digital twin is a virtual reproduction of a full vehicle in the automotive industry, including its software, mechanics, electrics, and physical behavior.

Digital twin use cases in the automotive industry:

Product testing

The digital twin of a product helps determine its quality and performance by virtually experimenting with various compounds and raw materials to enhance the design and maximize the product's performance. For instance, the digital twin of a new tire can be virtually modeled, tested under various weather conditions, and optimized based on the final outcome.

Adding manufacturing capacity

Before installing new machines for manufacturing in order to boost production capacity, businesses might use digital twins to mimic the effects and benefits of the new machine. The virtual model must take into account the characteristics of the company's product, the materials used, historical data on production time and required machinery, etc., before providing insights on how the new machine might boost the output of this product.

Sales

Digital twin technology has the ability for customers to provide feedback on products prior to their introduction to the market. With a vehicle's digital twin, a corporation can allow prospective buyers to examine the product, evaluate its new features, and compare it to prior designs. Before creating an automobile, producers can modify the vehicle's features and solicit client input using 3-D visualizations.

Predictive maintenance

Digital twins of machines and manufacturing equipment can be utilized to evaluate maintenance requirements and improve production line and factory health. In this situation, digital twins must utilize real-time data derived from IoT devices and sensors in the production process in order to detect defect recurrences and their root causes.

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