Engineering themes

Road transport/Motorsport

A total of 49 items listed.

Replacing the batteries

Professor David Greenwood

As more and more electric vehicles are purchased every year and the UK government works towards net zero, researchers are developing battery technology to ensure that it stays efficient.

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Silver medallists

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A centre fit for future transport

Professor David Mullins

The National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick has support from government and industry to address the challenges in the research and development of future vehicles.

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Driven to an electrifying future

Michael Kenward OBE

Nick Rogers FREng started his career as an apprentice technician and now leads product engineering at Jaguar Land Rover.

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What role for biofuels in low-carbon UK transport?

Professor Adisa Azapagic FREng

Biofuels have a role to play in meeting the UK’s commitments to reducing climate change.

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Thinking about the revolutions

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Neville Jackson FREng joined Ricardo when he completed university. For more than three decades, he has helped the company to stay at the cutting-edge of engineering technologies.

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A lot more than lubrication

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, highlights the progress and some failures of the important discipline of tribology.

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Professor Paul Newman FREng

Instilling robots with lifelong learning

Professor Paul Newman FREng explained to Michael Kenward how he came to lead the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group and why the time is right for a revolution in autonomous technologies.

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Dr Ralf Speth FREng

R&D investment makes good business sense

In five years as CEO, Dr Ralf Speth FREng has increased investment and R&D at Jaguar Land Rover, overhauled the company’s production facilities, and incorporated energy-saving technologies and new materials

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Responses to: SMR editorial, Energy from waste, Security of driverless cars

Professor Ian Fells CBE FREng FRSE, Eur Ing Richard Groome CEng FIChemE FRSPH, Hugh Boyes CEng FIET

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Response to: Autonomous vehicles

Christopher Poulin, Professor Neville A Stanton, Professor David Cebon FREng, Dr Wolfgang Epple

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When will cars drive themselves?

Professor Tim Gordon and Mathias Lidberg

There are many claims made about the progress of autonomous vehicles and their imminent arrival on UK roads. We look at the engineering behind these predictions

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