- Computer Vision: Volkswagen forges ahead with image recognition processes in combination with artificial intelligence
- Gerd Walker, Head of Volkswagen Group Production: “Key contribution to boosting efficiency in production. Expect cost reductions running into the double-digit million range by 2024.”
- First cross-Group application to be linked to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud in 2021
Computer Vision to make production within the Volkswagen Group even more efficient
In production, the Volkswagen Group is continuously moving ahead with future-oriented technologies and digitalization. “Industrial Computer Vision” image recognition and processing technology is to help improve productivity in production by 30 percent from 2016 to 2025. “The use of this technology offers considerable potential for making our production plants even more efficient. By 2024, we already expect cost reductions running into the double digit million euro range throughout the group,” says Gerd Walker, Head of Volkswagen Group Production. “The focus is on applications which we can develop at one location and then roll out throughout the Group.” The first two Computer Vision solutions from Porsche and Audi are currently being prepared for Group-wide rollout and connection to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud.