What’s new in the automotive and transportation industry — September 2022

By Kelsey Robuck

In this monthly blog series, you’ll discover how businesses in the automotive and transportation industry can benefit from digitalization across product development, manufacturing and lifecycle processes. Below are some of our upcoming events on the challenges of evolving market trends and newly released content about the digital solutions that can help.

And don’t worry if you missed out on one of our many upcoming webinars because the on-demand version will be ready to view shortly after the live date, so please check back soon!

Autonomous self-driving technology drives the future of security – Robots

PODCAST EPISODE – PART 2 | 35 minutes

Missed Part 1? Click here to listen.

In the second half of this two-part Future Car Podcast episode, we continue our interview with William Santana Li, Chairman, and CEO of Knightscope – an advanced security technology company that makes fully autonomous security robots built to deter, detect and report.

Security robots patrol a specified area and raise the alarm whenever they spot something suspicious. But their biggest strength is that they can collect, store and analyze data as they patrol.

Use artificial intelligence for robotics in automotive manufacturing

Infographic depicting motion planning, interlocks, optimization, and easy change handling to save expensive engineering time.
Accelerating multi-robot motion planning and interlocking

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | 25 minutes

Smart, connected vehicles powered by AI represent a challenge and an opportunity for automakers. Fortunately, engineering time for robotic operations can be reduced by up to 80% when integrating the new software controller from Realtime Robotics and Tecnomatix Process Simulate software from Siemens.

Watch this webinar to discover how to simplify robot programming tasks in automotive manufacturing.

Robotics simulation and virtual commissioning

An Illustration Showing Electric Vehicles Being Built Virtually First on the Assembly Line of a Manufacturing Plant
Smart manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry

VIDEO | 1 minute

Advanced simulation allows automotive manufacturers to test and commission equipment virtually to identify issues before physical commissioning.

Once a new line is up and running, robotics simulation solutions, offline programming, and virtual commissioning technology can help translate the simulated robotics operations to the shop floor without interrupting production.

Additional automotive and transportation industry resources

Virtual Tour | Take a virtual tour of our performance engineering facility | Follow the link
Discover why Simcenter’s engineering facility can help you accelerate innovation— Check it out!
Video | Reduce vehicle thermal management cost and time to market | 4 minutes
Learn how multi-fidelity workflows for vehicle thermal management can help— Watch now!
On-Demand Webinar | The future of automotive E/E systems development | 17 minutes
We’ll respond to frequently asked questions about automotive E/E systems development— Watch now!
Video | Drive vehicle electrification with e-Powertrain development | 1 minute
Find out how automotive manufacturers can deliver the reliable EVs consumers demand— Watch now!
On-Demand Webinar | Driving next-generation vehicle design with Siemens NX | 54 minutes
Everything you need to design world-class products is accessible in Siemens NX— Learn more!
This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at