Vitesco Technologies, a major international provider of advanced drive technologies and e-mobility solutions, has joined the Catena-X Automotive Networke.V., becoming a part of the first comprehensive, collaborative, open data ecosystem spanning the entire automotive value chain.
The corporation sees significant additional value in the automobile industry’s network, particularly in areas such as material compliance and social sustainability, but especially in life cycle engineering.
Vitesco Technologies is presently implementing this strategy across all of its development and manufacturing processes to reduce the environmental footprint of new products.
- Catena-X aims to become the automobile industry’s first end-to-end, collaborative, and open data environment.
- The shared goal is to decarbonize the automotive value chain; other industries will gain as well.
- Vitesco Technologies uses life cycle engineering to reduce the environmental impact of new products.
“As a Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. member, we now have access to significantly more numerical data and can provide informative data, This will allow us to evaluate our products even more closely in the future in terms of their CO2 footprint and create appropriate CO2 reduction actions based on the knowledge gathered or hotspots found.”says Khosrau Heidary, Head of Life Cycle Engineering at Vitesco Technologies:
Calculating the product’s carbon footprint (PCF) requires data from all life cycle phases, Specifically, from the extraction of raw materials from the environment until the end of a product’s life cycle.
Data interchange in the automotive value chain is currently challenging due to the lack of a standardised technique for computing PCFs, which implies that PCFs from different companies are incomparable.
Furthermore, the lack of a common data format for exchanging PCF data guarantees the companies’ data sovereignty. Until date, there has also been no defined interface for exchanging PCF data.
Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. wishes to address these issues with a viable method that will help the automotive value chain in particular. “Membership in this network is another important milestone for us, In addition to extensive data material, we are also contributing our proven expertise in the field of life cycle assessment in order to advance the decarbonization of the automotive sector in collaboration with other companies.”says Ingo Holstein, Vitesco Technologies’ CHRO