Wolfsburg's futuristic and iconic Autostadt (“car city”) is nothing less than a stage for celebrating the motor vehicle. Fans and customers experience an automotive world in a league of its own, right next door to one of Germany´s largest car factories, and Volkswagen’s main plant. The Wolfsburg plant is a complex system of more than 60,000 workers and employees assembling and finishing individual cars in a myriad of intricate steps, in the midst of which, Asset Agent plays a little known but significant role.
Behind the monitor sits Mr Imrock, responsible for process and vehicle control in the 'Vehicle Preparation' area. Vehicle Preparation aims to hand over to the customer "the right vehicle, in the right place, at the right time, and with the right equipment". "It's straightforward," as Michael Imrock puts it, even though the screen in front of him shows a bewildering amount of data for a layman.
The in-house software for vehicle preparation records in detail each vehicle´s, process steps and current location on the factory premises. Real-time data which enables efficient handling.