Bosch Active Parking Lot Management

Smart parking from Bosch Video

1 Oct 2015

This week’s video explains how Bosch’s new Active Parking Lot Management could help diminish the horror of city-centre parking.  

Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry with the drive unit from an all-electric Chevrolet Spark vehicle. She has developed a chemical method for extracting rare earth elements from the unit's magnets.

US team recovers rare earth elements from discarded vehicles

1 Oct 2015

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the US have developed a chemical method for recovering rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. 


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Tony Pixton, chief executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre

15 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Centre stage: The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s outgoing CEO discusses how the APC is helping new technology bridge the ‘valley of death’.


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Bloodhound meets its public

25 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

After seven years’ hard work and a complicated build programme, Bloodhound SSC is finally making its public debut ahead of its first full test and record attempt next year. The Engineer visited and spoke to the team

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Volkswagen scandal heralds more testing time for automotive

23 Sep 2015 | By Jason Ford

The scandal over Volkswagen’s manipulation of emissions data for its vehicles will have far-reaching effects on the regulation of the automobile industry, but history sugests the company may weather the storm.


The car was described by The Engineer as 'resembling a punt'

February 1906: The valveless motor car

25 Feb 2015 | By Jon Excell

The early 20th century was awash with automotive innovations, some of which went onto to dominate the industry over the following decades, whilst others didn’t quite have the transformative impact their inventors expected.

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February 1927: a new land speed record

11 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer was dubious about Captain Malcolm Campbell’s claim have broken the world land speed record on Pendine Sands

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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?