BMW’s new factory doesn’t exist in real life, but it will still change the car industry

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BMW partnered with Nvidia to build a digital replica of its soon-to-open EV factory. The tech is saving them millions—and a lot of headaches.

Building a car factory is one of the most complex and expensive design projects imaginable. The factory itself is a giant machine where thousands of human workers, robots, and thingamajigs must move in a perfectly choreographed ballet to turn 30,000 individual parts into one automobile, at a rate of one car per minute. Before construction on the factory begins, thousands of engineers draw millions of CAD drawings and meet for thousands of hours. Worse yet, they know that no amount of planning will prevent a long list of bugs once the factory finally opens, which can result in millions of dollars lost every day until the bugs are resolved.

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