BMW & Mercedes-Benz use NVIDIA Omniverse for manufacturing

Leading automakers BMW & Mercedes-Benz utilise NVIDIA Omniverse for the next generation of smart-connected factories in car manufacturing

BMW is working with NVIDIA in advancing its use of the NVIDIA Omniverse platform, used to build and operate industrial metaverse applications in its production network. By 2025, operations will start at BMWs planned electric vehicle plant in Debrecen, Hungary. 


Smart-connected factories

NVIDIA’s Omniverse allows manufacturing businesses to plan factory projects virtually. This helps manufacturers to identify flaws in the plans quickly and complete production faster, saving time and money.

The BMW team can use the Omniverse from any location and on any device, to:

  • Aggregate data into massive, high-performance models
  • Connect their domain-specific software tools 
  • Enable multi-user live collaboration across locations

Starting to work in the virtual factory early will allow BMW to ensure optimal efficiency, as the Omniverse platform is a ‘blueprint for reducing risks and ensuring success before committing to massive construction projects and capital expenditures’.

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO, came together with Milan Nedeljković, BMW Group’s member of the board of management, to open BMW’s first virtual factory, powered by NVIDIA Omniverse.

“We are excited and incredibly proud of the progress BMW has made with Omniverse,” said Huang. “The partnership will continue to push the frontiers of virtual integration and virtual tooling for the next generation of smart-connected factories around the world.”

“This is transformative — we can design, build and test completely in a virtual world,” said Nedeljković.

The BMW team is also manufacturing custom applications with Omniverse, including a new application: Factory Explorer. This will be based on Omniverse USD Composer, a foundation application of the Omniverse platform. 

Mercedes-Benz digitises production process with NVIDIA Omniverse platform

Mercedes-Benz is also digitising its production process, using the NVIDIA Omniverse platform to plan its manufacturing and design assembly facilities.

Through the utilisation of NVIDIA AI and metaverse technologies, Mercedes-Benz can find ways to reduce waste, minimise energy consumption and enhance quality.

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