Audi develops drone for effective car dispatch process

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German luxury automaker Audi on Tuesday has informed about the induction of a new specially developed drone at its Neckarsulm factory located in Germany. The new drone developed by the automaker, will be used to conserve time and make the dispatch process effective and easier, the automaker said.

The autonomous drone developed by Audi, uses GPS and RFID technologies to identify and save the precise location of the vehicles it flew over. Audi states that this process makes it easier for the completion of necessary steps to dispatch the vehicles to the customers.

The drone is claimed to be able of operating in an entirely autonomous manner. A similar type of autonomous drones could be implemented in the majority of the Volkswagen Group’s facilities in the near future.

Audi manufactures models include such as A4, A5 Cabriolet, A6, A7, A8 and the R8 from the Neckarsulm facility. As Audi says, the dispatch process at this plant is complex but with the usage of the autonomous drone to scan and identify automobiles at the enormous car parking, it will be more streamlined.

Talking about the drone, Steffen Conrad, project manager, Innovation Management at the Audi site in Neckarsulm, stated: “The fast locating of the vehicles creates even higher process quality and is a further stepping stone on the path to digital production. The drone gives support from a completely new perspective. We will now share our experiences with other Audi sites and within the VW Group.”

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