Digitalizing the automotive industry with Digital Enterprise

Industrial identification for digital production in the automotive industry

The automotive industry is the technological trendsetter among manufacturing industries. It keeps evolving on a fast pace and is a driver of the new era of digitalization. Digitalization with the Digital Enterprise solution portfolio helps the automotive industry to turn their ideas into successful vehicles faster and more efficiently.

Digital Enterprise – Realize your digital transformation

Der digitale Zwilling im Digital Enterprise

With the Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens is driving the digital transformation of the industry – the seamless integration of automation, software and cutting-edge technologies will take the industry to the next level of efficiency. Discover how you can benefit from merging the virtual and the real world and the possibilities provided by the Digital Twins of product, machine, plant, and the entire production. In order to facilitate the start and implementation of digitalization, we offer comprehensive consulting and to develop a digitalization strategy and roadmap together with you. Discover the possibilities for your company.

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Digital twin

The most holistic digital twin

The holistic approach of the Digital Enterprise for creating digital twins in the automotive industry offers tangible benefits: You can substantially reduce the number of prototypes you need during the development of new cars. It becomes possible to predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves. And it ensures you can produce what your customers expect in terms of individualization and drive concepts.
Automotive Use Cases

The value of the digital twin in automotive industry

The dynamic development in the automotive industry is continuously increasing and confronts companies with new challenges. Worldwide demand for electric cars is on the rise, while the driving public – also those of us unwilling to make the move away from conventional drive systems – dreams of ever more individually designed cars.

AI in automotive production for higher efficiency

Automotive production is becoming smart. By interlinking production with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – even during production.


Thanks to an innovative combination of digital methods and intelligent applications, it is now possible to automate processes that were previously difficult or impossible to automate. With the help of artificial intelligence, robots are learning to recognize damage to car bodies – and thus to produce even better in the future.

Digital twins can also go electric

Global demand for electric vehicles is growing. However, customers still demand conventional drivetrains and increasingly more custom design options. To meet these challenges, digital twins can help to improve efficiency and flexibility.

Taking autonomous vehicles to the fast lane

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the transportation industry like no other change since the invention of the automobile. Creating these vehicles demands agile, model-based development with integrated data flows and a heavy reliance on software-based simulation capabilities. Siemens PLM Software offers a full set of autonomous vehicle solutions for all key technical domains – from chip design to full vehicle validation.

Industrial identification for digital production in the automotive industry

Explore the Industrial Identification portfolio of Digital Connectivity and Power for digital production in the automotive industry. Advantages for machine builder and end customer building a digital production with Siemens for identifying and locating along the automotive production chain from the body shop to the battery pack production.

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Flexible Production

Increasing flexibility and productivity in automotive manufacturing

The growing number of car models and powertrain technologies asks for flexible procution processes and faster commissioning of new production machines. With the help of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and advanced line monitoring those targets can be met.

The efficient way to mobilize your production

Many assembly applications require continuous transportation of components between construction and assembly stations, different assembly halls, or from assembly hall to the end destination. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are used to transport components and ensure a reliable relocation.


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The all-in-one solution for your transport tasks

Organize your AGV fleet - you don't have to worry about limits concerning the number of vehicles or the selected manufacturer and technology used. Create tracks of any complexity, including interfaces to your production machines. Go with the ERP system of your choice. And keep everything under control with SIMOVE Fleetmanager.

Increase productivity and reduce ramp-up time

Optimized production requires extensive data analysis - of machines, production lines, entire factories. SIPLANT provides you with an overview of all system states and is individually scalable to aggregate, analyze and communicate data. The solution can be individually adapted and seamlessly integrated into your existing hardware and software environment. Do you want to achieve maximum production performance with little effort? Then SIPLANT is your answer.


Applied digitalization in the automotive industry

Find out how automotive companies around the world are using industry and application specific solutions to increase productivity, flexibility, and efficiency.

Additional offerings for the automotive industry

Our holistic digital twin offering is completed by additional services and training programs that help you gain speed in the digital transformation.
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Digitalization boosts productivity

The requirements and demands of the automotive industry are as manifold as the new opportunities created through digitalization. However, each company has specific needs and requirements. With our comprehensive portfolio and deep domain know-how, we are prepared to support you with customized solutions. Don’t hesitate to contact our automotive experts to learn more.