Another particularly impressive example is aerodynamics. "The key term here is Big Data, the evaluation of large quantities of data from a wide range of sources," continued Weber. "Before we let a new car anywhere near our wind tunnel, it has already successfully passed a barrage of digital tests as a complete data model." The opportunities and potential this unlocks for production development are not difficult to imagine. One example is that current Mercedes-Benz production cars are already aerodynamic world champions in virtually all classes. The opportunities presented by digitalisation are already being used to the maximum by the Formula One Team. From add-on parts such as aerodynamic features, through to new engine and drive components, the route from computer data model to race track is often impressively short and fast. Production, too, is becoming more flexible and efficient thanks to digitalisation. The aim is intelligent production, notable for its transformability, resource efficiency and better ergonomics for workers.