The general acceptance of electric vehicles in both hybrid and fully electric are increasingly part of the automotive landscape and a cornerstone of all the major automotive manufacturers strategic plans. A Venn diagram of EV growth, geographic location and relative prosperity would indicate that growth will be concentrated in markets that are both dense population centers and smaller geographies. Undoubtedly the most recognized name in EV today is Tesla whose products are full EV not hybrid and it is that type of product, the full EV that is the most interesting. While energy storage (battery) research continues at a fevered pace not only for electric vehicles but for other applications, the reality is that EV’s have to be recharged.
A few weeks ago, QiO was invited to participate in a daylong event on industrial IoT at HPE’s IoT Innovation Lab in Houston, Texas. The keynote was kicked off by HPE’s Dr. Tom Bradicich, VP & GM, IoT and Converged Edge Systems. Dr. Bradicich noted that IoT is collecting data and sensors from the OT (Operational Technology), but what is missing from most solutions is Action & Control.
The Times just released a new report titled Future of Manufacturing 2018. The report examines the digital transformation taking place in global manufacturing. From 3D printing to augmented reality, technology is transforming the sector. The report also explores other elements of the fourth industrial revolution such as the rise of robotics and machine learning.
The Internet of Things! The Internet of Everything!
The Connected Enterprise! Big Data! Analytics!
The Cloud, the Edge, the Fog!
BINGO! I’ve got buzzword bingo- what have I won?
Well if you are like many engineers and manufacturers you’ve won an onslaught of hype, buzzwords, and a glimmer of hope that you can start evolving your operations with new technology to improve your business outcomes.
As you start to consider that digital transformation, here are 5 reasons why you should consider QiO as part of that plan- because buzzwords alone aren’t going to solve your problems.