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Ultra-low emission vehicles rise by 27% in the UK

Ultra-low emission vehicles rise by 27% in the UK
It has been announced that Birmingham is to host the world’s first zero emission vehicle summit. Due to be held in September 2018, the summit will focus on vehicle technology to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality.
19th June 2018

Connected vehicle solutions achieve CMMI Level 3 rating

Connected vehicle solutions achieve CMMI Level 3 rating
Wind River has announced that the CMMI Institute has appraised its Connective Vehicle Solutions and Professional Services at a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3, underscoring its dedication to continuous improvement and producing quality solutions and services that make a difference. Guest blog written by Amit Ronen, Wind River.
18th June 2018

Student racing car winners go head-to-head in one-off Grand Prix race

Student racing car winners go head-to-head in one-off Grand Prix race
To mark the 20th anniversary of Formula Student, the student engineering design event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, are holding a one-off race at Silverstone on Qualifying Day of the Formula One British Grand Prix. The 100m acceleration race will see the winning car from the first event in 1998, from The University of Texas Arlington, go wheel to wheel against last year’s winner from Cardiff University.
15th June 2018


Automotive IC market expectations predict new high

Automotive IC market expectations predict new high
Consumer demand and government mandates for electronic systems that improve vehicle performance, that add comfort and convenience, and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being added to new cars each year. This system growth, along with rising prices for memory components within them, are expected to raise the automotive IC market 18.5% this year to a new record high of $32.3bn, surpassing last year’s record of $27.2bn.
14th June 2018

The next-generation brings steam-powered rocket bikes

The next-generation brings steam-powered rocket bikes
At the Fluid Power & Systems 2018 exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 10-12th April, motorsport and drag racing enthusiast Graham Sykes gave a preview of his steam-powered rocket bike named Force of Nature. It is the culmination of almost six years' work by the precision engineer, which involved designing and then producing all of the prismatic parts on a Hurco vertical machining centre, mostly from DXF files output from AutoCad and input directly into the machine's proprietary Ultimax CNC system.
12th June 2018

Innovation enables disabled drivers to participate in motorsport

Innovation enables disabled drivers to participate in motorsport
For years Britain has led the way in terms of incorporating disability within the mainstream of daily life. Disability laws, for example, were enacted in the UK Parliament relating to discrimination against people with disabilities and often, these set the global standards for employment, accessibility and equality. Similarly, Britain is leading the way in relation to disability and motorsport.
7th June 2018

MAHLE Powertrain boosts its 2018 Formula Student involvement

MAHLE Powertrain boosts its 2018 Formula Student involvement
MAHLE Powertrain has further increased its support for the Institute of Mechanical Engineer’s (IMechE) Formula Student event by pledging to sponsor three of the teams entering this year’s event, an increase from one team in previous years. Following a host of competitive sponsorship pitches, the engineering firm has decided to back Cardiff Racing, The University of Birmingham Racing and Team Bath Racing Electric. All three teams have strong Formula Student credentials, with Cardiff looking to retain its 2017 crown.
5th June 2018

Automotive IC market on track for third record growth year

Automotive IC market on track for third record growth year
  Consumer demand and government mandates for electronic systems that improve vehicle performance, that add comfort and convenience, and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being added to new cars each year. 
1st June 2018

Project to develop hybrid electric systems accelerates

Project to develop hybrid electric systems accelerates
Northumberland-based automotive clean-tech firm, AVID Technology has secured part of a major project with global luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. AVID is working in collaboration with a consortium of six partners, including Jaguar Land Rover, to develop advanced hybrid electric vehicle systems as part of a £20.8m R&D project supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
31st May 2018

Powerful medicine for powerful pick-up trucks

Powerful medicine for powerful pick-up trucks
To ensure powerful workhorses remain powerful, the German motor oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed its own additive line especially for pick-up trucks. With it the engine remains powerful and a creeping loss of performance is avoided. "This helps in everyday life and in situations where it's important that the pick-up can deliver its full performance," said David Kaiser, Research and Development Director at LIQUI MOLY.
30th May 2018


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