Computer Vision to make production within the Volkswagen Group even more efficient
The Volkswagen Group is already among the leading automakers working with Computer Vision. The process extracts information from optical data, such as the real environment at the plant, which it then evaluates using artificial intelligence (AI). The procedure is similar to the human capability of recognizing, processing and analyzing images. Volkswagen has been working with this technology for several years and is now intensifying its efforts.
The first application, which is to be rolled out via the new Volkswagen Industrial Cloud throughout the Group next year, is currently being tested by Porsche in Leipzig. The application functions as follows: several labels are attached to each vehicle produced, for example with vehicle information or notes on airbags. The proper application of these labels is ensured by Computer Vision.
The app checks the images to ensure that the labels have the correct content and are written in the appropriate language on a real-time basis and provides the production line employee with feedback on whether everything is correct. The app was developed jointly by Porsche, the Volkswagen Software Development Center in Dresden and the Smart.Production:Lab Wolfsburg.
In addition to the use of the technology in production, Volkswagen plans applications along the entire value stream, for example in sales and after-sales.
Jul 02, 2020 at 13:33