Automation http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6647/more en Nervous About the Elephant in the Room? It May be Time to Modernize http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize <div class="field-byline"> Scott Lapcewich, VP and GM, Customer Support &amp; Maintenance, Rockwell Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Modernizing operations is about more than upgrading technologies – it's about solving your biggest, most nagging challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize#comments Automation Maintenance Strategic Planning & Execution Operations Technology The Latest Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0000 572461 at http://www.industryweek.com Ford's Dozing Engineers Side With Google in Full Autonomy Push http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/fords-dozing-engineers-side-google-full-autonomy-push <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The struggle to prevent snoozing-while-cruising has yielded a radical decision: Ford will venture to take the human out of the loop by removing the steering wheel, brake and gas pedals from its driverless cars debuting in 2021. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/fords-dozing-engineers-side-google-full-autonomy-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/fords-dozing-engineers-side-google-full-autonomy-push#comments Automation Product Development Research & Development Strategic Planning & Execution Robotics The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:28:00 +0000 570491 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright David Becker, Getty Images Toyota to Urge Moratorium on State Self-Driving Car Regulations http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/toyota-urge-moratorium-state-self-driving-car-regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toyota Research Institute's Gill Pratt urges action to halt or prevent the emergence of a patchwork of state laws. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/toyota-urge-moratorium-state-self-driving-car-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/toyota-urge-moratorium-state-self-driving-car-regulations#comments Automation Companies & Executives Regulations The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:13:00 +0000 563181 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute</p> Toward a More Data Savvy World http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/toward-more-data-savvy-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Do you really know what your metrics mean—or which ones matter?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/toward-more-data-savvy-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/toward-more-data-savvy-world#comments Automation Digital Tools Systems Integration The Latest The Manufacturers Agenda Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:30:00 +0000 553391 at http://www.industryweek.com Sewing Digital Transformation into the Fabric of the Textiles Industry http://www.industryweek.com/technology/sewing-digital-transformation-fabric-textiles-industry <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Weisenberger, SAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Thanks to advancements in digital technology, textile companies have the opportunity to achieve Industry 4.0 leadership and deliver automated control over the entire textile fabrication process.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/sewing-digital-transformation-fabric-textiles-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/sewing-digital-transformation-fabric-textiles-industry#comments Automation Companies & Executives Information Technology Innovation Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:57:00 +0000 549491 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Textiles come in endless variations. Historically, product standardization has been the go-to strategy for companies looking to maintain profits. But with digital technology, imagine smaller lot sizes and individualized orders that consequently improve profitability &ndash; a pipe dream several years ago.&nbsp;</p> Factory Skills Gap Could Spell Trouble for Trump’s Jobs Plan http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/factory-skills-gap-could-spell-trouble-trump-s-jobs-plan <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to HR consultancy first Randstad Sourceright, four-fifths of more than 400 U.S. executives surveyed said that a shortage of sufficiently skilled workers will affect their companies in the next 12 months.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/factory-skills-gap-could-spell-trouble-trump-s-jobs-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/factory-skills-gap-could-spell-trouble-trump-s-jobs-plan#comments Automation Recruiting / Retention Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:27:00 +0000 548741 at http://www.industryweek.com Deanne Fitzmaurice Moving From Dumb Manufacturing to Smart: Catching the Fourth Wave http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/moving-dumb-manufacturing-smart-catching-fourth-wave <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Use Smart Manufacturing to close the information gap between the shop floor and the office floor. Part three of a three-part series.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/moving-dumb-manufacturing-smart-catching-fourth-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/moving-dumb-manufacturing-smart-catching-fourth-wave#comments Automation Information Technology Systems Integration IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:00:00 +0000 539491 at http://www.industryweek.com Four Security Priorities Will Drive Adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/four-security-priorities-will-drive-adoption-industrial-internet-things <div class="field-byline"> Peter Zornio, Chief Strategic Officer, Emerson Automation Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the evolution to Industrial IoT, there is one universal truth: the growth of Industrial IoT applications will be dictated by the level of trust in its security. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/four-security-priorities-will-drive-adoption-industrial-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/four-security-priorities-will-drive-adoption-industrial-internet-things#comments Automation Information Technology Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +0000 537131 at http://www.industryweek.com Video-Game Tech Digging Real Dirt for Caterpillar, Komatsu http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/video-game-tech-digging-real-dirt-caterpillar-komatsu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Digital transformation, ubiquitous networks and big data all reflect the world trend today. In the future, manufacturers will also become like the software industry.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/video-game-tech-digging-real-dirt-caterpillar-komatsu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/video-game-tech-digging-real-dirt-caterpillar-komatsu#comments Automation Emerging Technologies Robotics Technology The Latest Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:16:00 +0000 519191 at http://www.industryweek.com Caterpillar Inc. Uber Ships Self-Driving Cars to Arizona http://www.industryweek.com/technology/uber-ships-self-driving-cars-arizona <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The cars will not, unfortunately, be driving themselves across the border into the Grand Canyon State.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/uber-ships-self-driving-cars-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/uber-ships-self-driving-cars-arizona#comments Automation Emerging Technologies Technology The Latest Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:57:00 +0000 499281 at http://www.industryweek.com