Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Mercedes F1 power unit honoured as outstanding example of British engineering

30 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The team behind the power unit at the heart of Mercedes’ recent Formula One success has been awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy for outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge

Software solution alleviates range anxiety

24 Oct 2014

New software estimates how much further electric vehicles can drive before they need to be recharged. 

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In the driving seat: automotive career guide for graduate engineers

8 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

With the UK’s car industry booming but also facing a host of technological challenges, there’s arguably never been a better time to enter the automotive sector.

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Low Carbon Vehicles come of age

2 Oct 2014

The chief executive of InnovateUK explains the progress made in low-carbon vehicles

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Dawn of a new motorsport era needs a fresh attitude

22 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Comparisons with Formula One are useless and misleading; Formula E is something new, designed for its setting

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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

10 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

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October 1935: Harry Ricardo on the petrol engine

9 Oct 2013 | By Stuart Nathan

Sir Harry Ricardo was an important figure in the development of internal combustion engines, and he shared his memories of the early years of motoring in The Engineer

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