The University of Central England’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) is to commission a £1m research facility for heavy diesel powertrain development and emissions analysis. The centre will be built at its Birmingham-based,
In 2003, TIC became the first
Key to its success was the installation of a transient AC dynamometer from MTS Powertrain Technology which was subsequently updated by that company’s new owner, Japan-based test equipment specialist A&D.
Now, the centre is to acquire a high-power 340 kW transient dynamometer from CP Engineering Systems, based in Malvern, Worcestershire. This will be augmented by gas-emissions analysis equipment supplied by the Surrey-based instruments division of
TIC’s collaborators include familiar names such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford and Visteon as well as German vehicle developers IAV, test equipment specialists A&D and software and leading engine calibration company, ATI Vision.
TIC’s heavy diesel engine cell development-partners are Nuneaton-based MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association) and Uttoxeter’s JCB with software support from leading US-based software house PTC.
The University of Central England’s Technology Innovation Centre is to commission a £1m research facility for heavy diesel powertrain development and emissions analysis