“Our only criterion is: Which innovation actually helps customers and employees? Matthias Behrens uses assertive words to describe what he and his 38 colleagues do at the Smart Production Lab in Wolfsburg on a daily basis. Behrens heads the lab. Once a year it opens its doors to welcome journalists and professionals. The aim of the “Open Lab Day 2019 is clear: “Everyone may and should see what we are researching here,” says Behrens. The interest is huge: Several hundred interested visitors came to the IT City at the end of September. It is a large office campus located to the north of the Wolfsburg plant premises.
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The collaboration between humans and machines is becoming ever more important to the Volkswagen Group. The basic goal of the largest automotive group in Europe is to continue increasing production line efficiency and ergonomics.