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eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021-

Construction equipment manufacturers have developed and introduced their first fully autonomous and fully electrical machines, promoting the vision of running fully autonomous and potentially CO2 neutral as the natural long-term objective of such an innovation process. The new scenario will drastically reduce air pollutants, increase workers’ safety, and create value for customers by reducing the […]

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Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0

Abstract Recent economic transformations have forced companies to redefine their value propositions, increasing traditional product offerings with supplementary services— the so-called Product-Service System (PSS). Among them, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is very common. However, the directions that companies are under- taking to offer new value to their customers in the Industry 4.0 have […]

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Distiguished paper award at ICoRD ’21

Jan 7-10 was the International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD ’21 hosted by IDC School of Design Jan 7-10 2021, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India. In the closing the paper “The influence of industry 4.0 on product design and development: Conceptual foundations and literature review” by Sravan Tatipala, Johan Wall, Christian Johansson […]

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Design of Product–Service Systems: Toward an Updated Discourse

Abstract The engineering rationale, composed of established logic for the design and development of products, has been confronted by a shift to a circular economy. Digitalization (e.g., Industry 4.0) enables transformation, but it also increases relational complexities in scope and number. In Product–Service Systems (PSSs), the combination of manufactured goods and services should be delivered […]

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BTH PDRL at the DESIGN’20 online conference

The pandemic situation put an effective hold on the physical venue in Dubrovnik where the 16th International DESIGN conference was planned before the summer. Now the biannual DESIGN event organised by the Design Society were forced into an online version instead. Being a main forum to exchange experiences and lessons learned about engineering design from […]

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