Explanation: Smart factory

A visionary factory in which manufacturing machines and logistics systems carry out self-organised processes – without human intervention. The term comes from the German government’s high-tech strategy as a building block of Industry 4.0. Here, smart products, i.e. machines and products, interact largely autonomously via the Internet of Things (IoT), and the data generated (smart data) is processed in real time, making human control superfluous.

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