Transportation was one of the great revolutions of the 20th century, completely changing the way we moved around our environment. Given the great impact that motor vehicles have had on our lives, the automotive industry has always used the latest technological advances to improve and develop their production processes. In these sense, photonics technologies have become part of the new revolution in the automotive industry, because it can help to improve the quality of production processes, and develop and implement new type of cars as autonomous, clean and more comfortable vehicles for the driver and passengers.
Progressing towards cleaner vehicles also requires more efficient manufacturing processes, in terms of energy, reliability and also speed of assembly. This is a perfect fit with the opportunities provided by laser technology.