Siemens innovative hackathon to accelerate and optimise Riversimple hydrogen car factory

An innovative hackathon involving Siemens’ engineers and digital tools has helped hydrogen car manufacturer Riversimple reduce the size of its future hydrogen car factory by 20%.

The 48-hour virtual sprint leveraged Siemens expertise in planning and simulation software for manufacturing operations and factory simulation software to design the new production facility due to open in Wales in 2024.

Young engineering talent from Siemens collaborated online to redesign the factory layout for assembly, the levels of automation, number of production staff and shifts required for 24-7 production and energy efficiency.

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