More than 100 years after Henry Ford started the first moving assembly line we are bringing his pioneering invention into the smartphone age with a wearable device and app.
The new app simplifies the car-making process at our plant in Valencia, Spain, and enables production line workers to make faster, more accurate quality checks on the spot.
Previously, workers used a paper-based system that meant walking back and forth more than one kilometre a day to access information on desktop PCs.
Now, a new Android app means checks can be made using a wrist-worn device, for each vehicle that passes along the assembly line.
This has helped to reduce human error by 7 per cent and made each vehicle check seven seconds quicker.
Quite something when, in Valencia alone, the number of vehicles produced this year is expected to exceed 400,000 units.