BMW’s project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0, Marco Prueglmeier, has left the carmaker to found an innovation consultancy called i2Market. The aim of the company is to provide industry with software development, robotics, automated warehousing, artificial intelligence and simulation.
Prueglmeier was at BMW for 22 years across a number of roles related to logistics and material planning. As project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0 he worked on the development and deployment of autonomous transport systems, logistics robotics, sustainable transport, AI applications and the use of blockchain technology.
BMW is currently looking for a replacement project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0.
Last week BMW founded a subsidiary called Idealworks to supply autonomous robots to the logistics sector, including companies outside of the automotive industry. Earlier this year it launched a pilot project with US software company NVIDIA to equip smart transport robots (STRs) with artificial intelligence (AI), developed on NVIDIA’s Isaac robotics software platform, which optimises material flow and planning processes.