Audi’s Smart Factory Hackathon: 25 hours to digest new program ideas

Posted on 22. Dec, 2017 by in Audi Canada

Following a successful premiere final year, a Smart Factory Hackathon is now in a second round. Various Audi departments from a Press Shop, Body Shop, Assembly and Logistics had supposing real, anonymized information sets. True to a sign “Data drives a prolongation – You innovate from a data” a programming geniuses in groups of three to five participants with imagination in IT, math or communications pattern fine‑tuned digital solutions for a specified problems. To do so, they had 25 hours, formed on Audi’s 25th hour – a “extra hour”. This additional hour stands symbolically for a time gained with unconstrained driving. The six‑strong jury of Audi experts, outmost IT specialists and business consultants assessed a results. Technical methodology, user‑friendliness, value combined and form of display are pivotal elements in a altogether verdict. The audience’s votes were also incorporated into a assessment.

The dual jury members from Audi – Tarek Mashhour, Head of Production Central Functions, and Chief Information Officer Mattias Ulbrich – sponsored this year’s Smart Factory Hackathon. Tarek Mashhour was full of praise: “For these gifted information scientists a Hackathon is a ideal height to denote their skills. They yield us with profitable procedure on how we can tackle big-data activities. In lapse we aim to foster their innovativeness and yield them with a springboard for their possess startup.”

Mattias Ulbrich says: “We are constantly on a surveillance for new use cases in line with today’s digitalization trends. In this respect, a Smart Factory Hackathon is a pivotal component. This year too, it was unequivocally moving for me to see a kind of passion and loyalty shown by these young, artistic minds as they set about formulating new program solutions for Production and Logistics – and to do so in only 25 hours. we am unequivocally looking brazen to saying a concepts fine‑tuned with a teams.”

Maximilian Backenstos, Svenja Seip and Niel Wagensommer alias “Tricycle” had selected a subject “Defect mapping in physique manufacturing.” They grown a linear indication that enables intensity defects in a physique measure to be likely early on. Using this system, teenager value deviations can be used to settle where defects competence rise after on and how these can be prevented beforehand. This provides larger routine fortitude and prevents rejects.

The Hackathon perceived only underneath 170 applications; 80 participants, separate adult into 19 teams from countries such as India, Egypt, Germany and Israel, done it to a foe stage. A plant debate gave a participants an initial feel for a arriving task. In a factory, Audi experts from Production and IT explained to them a stream and destiny challenges. They also subsequently mentored participants, assisting them elaborate a foe entries.

The association is now pushing brazen around two thirds of a ideas from a initial Smart Factory Hackathon in 2016 and integrating them into prolongation in team-work with a teams. This year too, Audi will follow adult on a many earnest solutions with a Hackathon participants and exercise them in production. The three best‑placed teams will also be treated to an Audi driving experience.

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