Within the thriving auto manufacturing industry, there is production of more than 10 million vehicles annually in the U.S. alone. As the industry continues to flourish, the sector will begin to capitalize on the latest technology, such as smart factories, which utilize connectivity, intelligent automation, and cloud-scale data analytics. These autonomous facilities can be described as “connected, optimized, transparent, proactive, and agile” (Banks, 2021). Within the 2020 reports, smart factories made up 30% of automotive facilities, and the industry plans to strive for 44% of all automotive facilities to become “smart” by 2025. Smart factories could transform auto manufacturing in five main ways: maximizing automation, optimizing workflows, adapting to shifting trends, reducing operational expenses, and expanding personalization.

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