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The Industrialist: Sparks

Innovation in action - March 2021

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  1. 1. Sparks Innovation In Action March 2021 Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Know more about the latest announcements impacting industry, from investments in fruit-picking flying robots to immersive in-car gaming technology. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Industrial is a front runner in combining human ingenuity with technology and innovation. Thomas Rinn, Managing Director, Global Industrial Sector Lead, Accenture Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Alfa Laval’s mobile maintenance A new connected equipment monitor from Alfa Laval will help the food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industries maintain uptime, improve worker safety and reduce maintenance costs. The Alfa Laval CM comprises easy-to-install sensors that are fitted to rotating equipment (pumps, mixers and agitators). The sensors collect data on vibration, temperature and run time, which is continuously uploaded to a mobile device or app. Operators can then easily check on equipment performance and status. The data can also be used to predict faults and reveal trends in equipment performance, enabling operators to plan maintenance and shutdowns. The result is a far more efficient and safer plant, with lower total run costs. Read full article Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. 5 Fetch and Honeywell automate warehouses Read full article Fetch Robotics has launched a new autonomous mobile robot for warehouse pallet transportation, powered by Honeywell Intelligrated’s Momentum WES software. The PalletTransport1500 has an integrated lift and a pick-up and delivery station and, combined with WES, can carry out cross-docking and returns of pallet loads up to 1136kg. The result is a safer, more efficient environment that will help fulfilment and distribution centers keep up with increasing demand for same and next-day delivery. Honeywell Robotics CTO Thomas Evans describes it as a “turnkey solution” that will give companies a competitive edge. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. 6 Kubota invests in fruit- picking flying robots Read full article Kubota has invested in a $20 million Series B funding round for an Israeli start-up that makes autonomous, flying, fruit-picking robots. Tevel’s harvest helpers use a combination of AI and computer vision to pick a wide variety of fruit at a low cost. The device is due to go on sale in 2021. The $1 trillion fruit market is dependent on 10 million seasonal workers that must all be housed and trained. The pressure on farmers to employ the right number of workers at the right time each year was amplified in 2020 when Covid-19 reduced border crossing. Tevel’s technology will help the industry overcome those limitations and reduce the risk of losing crops. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. 7 Komatsu developing electric excavator Construction equipment builder Komatsu has partnered with Proterra to develop an electric excavator, ready for production by 2024. Proterra batteries are designed to be durable and safe, and can survive in the toughest conditions. The company says the flexibility of its battery platform makes it ideal for off-road vehicles and will remove the need for a counterweight to balance the Komatsu excavator’s hydraulic arm movements. “Proterra’s best- in-class battery technology has been proven in 16 million miles driven by our fleet of transit vehicles,” said CEO Jack Allen. “What’s working in our battery-electric transit vehicles on roads across North America can work off-road, too.” Read full article Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. 8 Veoneer + Qualcomm partner on scalable automotive tech Read full article Automotive technology company, Veoneer, and Qualcomm Technologies have partnered to develop scalable software and solutions for autonomous driving and assistance systems. Veoneer’s Arriver software combines its own perception and driving policy software with Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride. The collaboration plans to address the automotive market’s need for integrated software. "Veoneer will now be able to take the next steps as a next generation Tier-1 supplier offering the latest active safety and restraint controls electronics products to the market," said Jan Carlson, Veoneer’s Chairman, President and CEO. Arriver is already compatible with the Snapdragon Ride Platform, and the two companies have developed a roadmap for feature implementations. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. HARMAN launches in-car entertainment Read full article HARMAN, a Samsung Electronics subsidiary, has unveiled three new in-car immersive customer experiences. The experiences - Gaming Intense Max, Creator Studio and Drive-Live Concert – are based on the company’s deep market insights and point to an untapped future of automotive technologies. Gaming Intense Max combines integrated headrest speakers with advanced haptics and OLED and QLED displays; Creator Studio turns the car into a recording studio, deploying fully immersive sound, multiple cameras, and a virtual assistant to help prepare footage for publishing; and Drive-Live Concert brings live performances to the car with synchronized music and lighting, and the ability to communicate with artists. 9 Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Geely and Foxconn launch joint venture Read full article Chinese automaker Geely Holding Group and technology company Foxconn have launched a joint venture that will provide goods and consulting services to the automotive industry. The venture will cover vehicles, vehicle parts, intelligent driving systems, automotive ecosystem platforms and the electric vehicle industry value chain. The partnership is designed to help automakers accelerate their uptake of innovative manufacturing processes and connected vehicle technologies and will see Geely share its first EV-focused platform. 10 Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. 11 Ferrovial launches 5G smart road initiative Read full article Spanish transport infrastructure company Ferrovial has launched the Aivia initiative in partnership with Microsoft, 3M and Kapsch. The initiative will design and develop digital and physical smart road solutions that use 5G technology, along with monitoring, sensor, and simulation technologies. The initial focus will be on new vertical and road signaling systems. In the long term, the initiative stands to help improve the traveler experience, safety, travel times, and in-car infotainment. Additional manufacturers and technology companies will join the initiative in the future. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Disclaimer: This document makes reference to names, marks, and domains/websites owned by third parties. All such names, marks, and domains/websites are the property of their respective owners. No sponsorship, endorsement or approval of this content by the owners of such materials is intended, expressed or implied. Copyright © 2021 Accenture all rights reserved. 1. Alfa Laval’s mobile maintenance https://www.alfalaval.com/media/news/2020/new-alfa-laval-cm-wireless-condition-monitor-boosts-process-uptime-while-protecting-plant-equipment/ 2. Fetch and Honeywell automate warehouses https://fetchrobotics.com/fetch-robotics-blog/fetch-robotics-and-honeywell-deliver-new-integrated-pallet-conveyance-solution-for-distribution-centers/ 3. Kubota invests in fruit-picking flying robots https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9288636/kubota-invests-in-tevel-flying-autonomous-fruit-picking-robots/ 4. Komatsu developing electric excavator https://www.proterra.com/press-release/komatsu-electric-construction-equipment/ 5. Veoneer + Qualcomm partner on scalable automotive tech https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veoneer-signs-agreement-with-qualcomm-and-creates-new-software-brand-arrivertm-301214706.html 6. HARMAN launches in-car entertainment https://news.harman.com/releases/harman-reimagines-the-in-vehicle-experience-through-expanded-harman-exp-technology-suite 7. Geely and Foxconn launch joint venture https://www.foxconn.com/en-us/press-center/press-releases/latest-news/524 8. Ferrovial launches 5G smart road initiative https://newsroom.ferrovial.com/en/press_releases/ferrovial-launches-aivia/ References

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