Groupe Renault launches the first industrial Metaverse

Groupe Renault launches the first industrial Metaverse

Groupe Renault is accelerating its digitization with the first industrial Metaverse. So today, 100% of production lines are connected (8,500 pieces of equipment), 90% of supply flows are constantly monitored and 100% of Supply Chain data is housed in Groupe Renault’s Metaverse, a real world replica. physics driven in real time. Engaged in Industry 4.0 since 2016, digital has already made it possible to save 780 million euros in savings. By 2025, it will allow €320 million in miscellaneous savings, to which will be added €260 million in savings in stocks, a 60% reduction in vehicle delivery time and a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint of production of its vehicles, as well as a significant reduction in innovation cycles and a contribution to the 60% reduction in warranty costs targeted by the Group.

“Every day, a billion pieces of data are collected within industrialized countries Renault group. Metaverse provides real-time surveillance that increases the readiness and adaptability of industrial operations, but also the quality of production and the supply chain. Renault Group becomes a pioneer in this sector. »
Jose Vicente de los Mozos, Industrial Director, Renault Group

The industrial metaverse: four dimensions

  • It all starts with data. To collect data from all its industrial sites, Groupe Renault has developed a unique data collection and standardization solution, a massive data collection platform to feed the industrial Metaverse and thus provide process performance levers of production in real time. This solution is now marketed in partnership with ATOS to other industrial players, project name ID@Scale.
  • Renault group there is then modeled her physical assets in digital twins. Each factory has its own copy in the virtual world. Like factories, the Supply Chain has its own digitized universe. It is an integral part of the industrial Metaverse and is also piloted in real time from a control tower.
  • Integration in a extended ecosystem. The use of digital twins is enriched with data from suppliers, sales forecasts, quality information but also exogenous information such as weather or road traffic… as well as artificial intelligence that allows the development of predictive scenarios.
  • The acceleration of this digital transformation is made possible by the convergence of advanced technologies (Cloud, real time, 3D, big data…). Renault Group has developed a unique platform for the convergence of the technologies needed to run digital twins and their ecosystems in a resilient manner.
    All these four dimensions constitute a complete, stable and real-time industrial Metaverse.

Leitmotif: Metaverse serving humans

The oversight provided by Metaverse through better visibility of the work environment allows actors to gain agility and autonomy in decision-making. Technologies from the gaming world make user experiences more immersive. This is the case of painting training conducted in virtual reality. AI algorithms facilitate the ability of employees to predict, such as flow optimization and management functionalities for supply chain experts.

“The technological maturity of Renault group allows the company to take an important step in its digitization and transformation: the control of our data, the choice of advanced technologies and the expertise of our teams are all levers to accelerate towards a Technical Company. »
Frédéric Vincent, CIO Renault Group

To concretely illustrate its industrial Metaverse, Renault Group presented 32 use cases during the Tech Industry Days. Focus on a few examples :

  • Industrial data platform IDM4.0 (Industrial Data Management Platform 4.0), developed by the Renault Group, collects all industrial data of the Renault Group. Stored in the cloud (Google Cloud platform), this data feeds the industrial Metaverse and makes it possible to correct or improve the production process in real time. Since 2019, 300 alarms have been detected and 300 production stoppages have been avoided.
  • of Control tower of the Extended Supply Chain is the point of convergence of the Supply Chain professions in a dedicated space: the Control Room. This global surveillance tool, concentrating information flows, signals in real time about risks or anomalies in all transports and offers, thanks to Artificial Intelligence, optimized crisis management scenarios.
  • of decarbonization industry as a lever for energy independence. The Renault Group is committed to being Net Zero Carbon by 2025 for the Electricity division and the Cléon plant, by 2030 for production sites in Europe and by 2050 for all industrial sites worldwide. Real-time monitoring of the carbon footprint of equipment or transport capacity will be an important lever to achieve the trajectory and a mix of 50% of renewable energies in France from 2026 and 100% in 2030.

“This industrial Metaverse is unique and makes it possible to activate previously invisible levers of efficiency and performance, in the service of people and the environment. Group-level data management allows us to monitor, for example, in detail the energy consumption of all our industrial or non-industrial sites, and above all to optimize them in real time when a plant is shut down. »
Patrice Haettel, Director of Industrial Strategy and Engineering, Renault Group

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