Author Archive for Fabian Wanke

Criteria for Industrie 4.0 Products

Last year, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), published a guideline for general and manufacturer-independent criteria for Industrie 4.0 products. The reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) was developed as part of the standardization work and represents the entire solution space for Industrie 4.0. In RAMI 4.0, technical standards are located along […]

Read More →

Raspberry Pi meets Industrial Automation

It all started with the first version of a single-board computer called “Raspberry Pi”, developed by a charitable foundation in Great Britain. Since its launch in 2012, originally designed as a low-cost tool for students, the Raspberry Pi has become an incredible success. On its fifth birthday at the end of February, the foundation announced […]

Read More →

Transferring Data to the Cloud… by Truck

No, this is not a joke, you read that correctly.  Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud business, is without question a success.  AWS is building up large data centers to sell access and offer services to the cloud to anyone who asks for it.  Customers can not only store their data and take advantage […]

Read More →

Digitalizing the Great Indoors

After bumping into a person for the 3rd time who was pushing around a weird looking vehicle at the Hanover Fair this year, I had to stop him and ask what his machine does. The vehicle reminded me of a shrunken, compact Google Street View Car.  In a way it is.  The person was Florian […]

Read More →

Recalling Oettinger’s Speech on the Digital Future of Europe’s Automotive Industry

“Anything but that!” – This is what most of the established automobile manufacturers are thinking at the moment. The VW scandal, which may spread to other carmakers, is just the tip of the iceberg. There is also the self-confident appearance of Tesla and their visionary CEO Elon Musk, who is inviting German automobile manufacturers to […]

Read More →