Automated Guided Carts Fail to Meet Needs of Automotive Suppliers Reports Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler

Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler, recently authored an article, titled, “The End of AGCs in Favor of VGVs,” in AutomationMedia Magazine. According to Cutler, the lack of innovation and limited payloads are driving automotive purchasing professions to drop Automated Guided Carts (AGCs) in favor of Vision-Guided Vehicles (VGVs).

“The automotive industry (leading North American and European manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers) have been frequent purchasers of AGCs over the past two decades. Most AGCs have been modified with custom engineered-to-order (ETO) solutions,” reported Cutler

AGVs are preferred versus AGCs by automotive manufacturers and their suppliers because custom solutions available with fully automated solutions. AGVs have the capability of fully automating a human operated application, offering a variety of navigation solutions, improving facility safety, reducing labor and operating costs, and increasing efficiency and productivity. With AGC at the bottom of the innovation technology ladder, AGVs are the next level of innovation; 2016 – 2020 will be the time of the automotive industry VGV purchasing acceleration. VGVs are offering the top automotive manufacturers flexible, infrastructure-free navigation allowing efficient route changes by facility staff while offering a timely installation of vehicles which can travel very long routes (as far as 15 miles). is the industry’s leading and popular technology website and useful resources for industrial technology enthusiasts. Industry professionals are using the Internet more than any other source to find information such as news, products, articles, application tools, technical resources, and job opportunities.

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About TR Cutler, Inc. 

TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff.   Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.  Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles.  Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than three thousand industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler.

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