Day: April 22, 2020

Bicycle Organizations Team To Flag British Bike Shops Open During Lockdown

Two bicycle organizations once at loggerheads have cooperated to compile data populating a live online map showing which bike shops are open during the current U.K. lockdown.

Out of more than 3,300 U.K. bicycle retailers nearly 220 are listed as fully or partially open, with more expected to be so listed soon. This information will “enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open for business,” says a rare joint statement issued by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BAGB).

The ACT, a body representing bike shops, has previously had a rocky relationship with BAGB, which mainly represents manufacturers and

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Automotive Smart Factories | Research Report

Please click here to access the Capgemini Research institute’s latest report (an update of the 2018 report on automotive smart factories)

This report is the third in a series of research on smart factories, after “Smart Factories: How can manufacturers realize the potential of digital industrial revolution” and “The Digital Utility Plant: Unlocking value from the digitization of production”

Our analysis has some significant findings and implications for the automotive industry

Automotive—the most bullish sector on smart factories

The automotive sector is the most enthusiastic industry about smart factories – it is making larger investments and setting higher targets for its digital manufacturing operations than any other sector.

Few auto manufacturers have translated their enthusiasm into real progress

By the end of 2022, automotive manufacturers expect that 24% of their plants will be smart factories and 49% of automakers have already invested more than $250 million in smart factories.

However,

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