Industry 4.0

German Standardization Roadmap on Industry 4.0

The road to the future

Gelber Roboter
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The Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0 is one of the pivotal communication media for Industrie 4.0. It enables the national and international exchange of information between standardization, industry, associations, research and politics. It is a guide showing the way for individuals and organizations active in various sectors of technology and presents the outcomes from current work and discussions, as well as an overview of standards and specifications relevant to Industrie 4.0. It sketches out the requirements placed on standardization and lays down effective measures for their successful implementation.

Since the publication of the previous issue, DIN and DKE have initiated important recommendations for action at national level as standardization projects, which were subsequently implemented at international level. One focus of the new version of the standardization roadmap is interoperability and how to achieve it. Version 4 of the German Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 also deals for the first time with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in industrial applications.

The German Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 is published and continuously developed by the Standardization Council Industry 4.0 as well as DIN and DKE.

The Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0 is free for all to download in German and/or English.