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.
Drive an eCar? So you know your AC from your DC, then. What about your CHAdeMO and CCS? Or is yours a Tesla? There are so many standards for EV charging, it's as if the industry wants to make life complicated.
US President Barack Obama visits Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair. The US is Germany's partner country at this year's fair, focussed on the digitization of industry. Both countries hope to become world leaders in networked production.