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Bringing Connectivity to the Shop Floor

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Connecting cars wirelessly with each other and their environment can improve traffic safety and bring exciting new features into the vehicle.

The same idea can help manufacturers speed innovation and boost efficiency within their own plants, says Fred Thomas, Delmia Global Industry Director for Transportation and Mobility/Industrial Equipment at Dassault.

Thomas says manufacturing management systems that are only 10 years old are significantly outdated compared to the advanced options available today. The best manufacturers are using a platform approach that may include 3D imaging, virtual and augmented reality and real-time video on the shop floor, he says.

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