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Nissan Rogue built with recycled aluminium

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is set to be the Japanese automotive giant’s first global model built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminium parts. Set for implementation on the Rogue’s bonnet and doors, the new way of working is expected to reduce CO2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys from raw materials. It also […]

KAUST team models use of wireless road charging

Researchers have furthered the understanding of how wireless road charging could influence driver behaviour and city planning in a future dominated by electric vehicles (EVs). The team at KAUST in Saudi Arabia set about this by applying statistical geometry to the analysis of urban road networks. JLR to develop wireless taxi charging system for Oslo […]

The Engineer Q&A: SME resilience in a time of crisis

In a year in which Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the economy, the nation’s SMEs held firm and demonstrated a resilience that bodes well for the year ahead. Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review in November 2020 brought the financial cost of Covid-19 into sharp focus. Referring to predictions from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) he told […]

UK’s first metrology apprentices measure up

The UK’s first apprenticeship course focused on metrology has seen its initial cohort of students complete their studies. Designed by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and run by MakeUK, the three-year Metrology Technician course covers both the theoretical and practical elements of the science of measurement. It includes on and off-the-job training to develop the […]

Jaguar Land Rover taking advanced materials on two-year road trip

Jaguar Land Rover is participating a two-year project to test the capability of advanced lightweight metals and composites for future vehicles. The company said it will use technology developed for the aerospace industry to understand how materials respond to corrosive environments. Samples of new metals and composites will be built into aerospace-grade sensors and tested […]

Skoda app diagnoses faults by listening to engine noise

Engineers at Czech car maker Skoda have developed and trialled a smartphone app that is able to diagnose faults by listening to a car’s engine noise Dubbed the Skoda Sound Analyser, the AI based app is claimed to be so sensitive that it can recognise even the smallest irregularity in the engine sound and can […]

Artificial aquatic polyp could help clean up oceans

Scientists in the UK and Netherlands have developed an artificial aquatic polyp, a technology that could be used to remove contaminant particles from water. Coral polyps are small, soft creatures with a stem and tentacles that nourish corals and aid the coral’s survival by generating self-made currents through motion of their soft bodies. Race to […]

Predictive touch keeps eyes on the road and fingers off screens

Motorists will soon be able to adjust temperature or entertainment settings with ‘predictive touch’, a contactless touchscreen system that improves driver safety and could reduce the spread of viruses. Developed by Jaguar Land Rover and Cambridge University, the patented predictive touch technology is said to use artificial intelligence and sensors to predict a user’s intended […]

Cranfield study recommends automotive firms switch from aluminium to zinc alloys

In recent years aluminium alloys have been favoured by the automotive manufacturing industry for their lightweight properties and lower cost.   However, a new study carried out by researchers at Cranfield University suggests that the use of zinc alloys rather than aluminium could greatly enhance the longevity and sustainability of automotive components. The study conducted by a team at […]