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Cool story from The MagPi Magazine on the Peugeot Citroen car factory, which is using the raspberry pi to help make cars.
The Raspberry Pi is taken incredibly seriously in engineering, with thousands of small boards around the world embedded in industrial projects.
Peugeot Citroen has taken the Raspberry Pi to heart and is using it to revolutionise the way it builds cars.
The jewel in its crown is this Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) used in its Portugal factory. We spoke to Pedro Lopes, Manager of the Engineering Department. “In our weld shop process, the cars are transported in a wheeled iron structure that we call ‘the chariot,’” said Pedro.
Vítor Duarte, Peugeot Citroen’s Weld Shop Manager, challenged Pedro to build a low-cost, yet reliable solution for carrying the chariots “without using human hands.” The Raspberry Pi AGV was born.
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