Industry 4.0 is often called the fourth industrial revolution. The term embraces a number of modern automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies.
Industry 4.0 facilitates the vision and execution of a "smart factory." This page collates recent DW content on the subject.
The fear often associated with new technologies is that machines will replace humans and take away their jobs. But a small family business in Southern Germany that serves companies like Daimler and Bosch is proving that this fear is unfounded. The Schnaithmann firm is helping pioneer the future of work.