A pilot project for guiding in Industry 4.0 into India has been launched at the Modern Coach Factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district. Industry 4.0, referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, is a name given to the current trend of automation, inter-connectivity and data exchange in manufacturing technologies to increase productivity.
Industry 4.0 is a complex cyber-physical system which synergies production with digital technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, analytics, machine learning and cloud computing. The Ministry of Railways and the Department of Science and Technology have joined hands in partnership with IIT Kanpur for taking up a unique project on ‘Industry 4.0’. They launched the pilot project for implementation at the Modern Coach Factory.
The department has recently launched a new programme ‘Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS)’ to foster and promote R&D in this emerging field of research. About Rs 4,000 crore is expected to be spent in years to come in this area. Railway Board, Member Rolling Stock. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address in Houston on September 22 had highlighted the importance of ‘Industry 4.0’ in global economy and India’s advantage.