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UK team awarded £4.2m to develop world leading driving simulator

An advanced driving simulator that will enable engineers to test any make of car is to be developed by a team at WMG. WMG (formerly known as the Warwick Manufacturing group) has been awarded £3.2m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and  £1m from industry to create what it claims will be […]

Why the ‘Made in Britain’ label on cars is becoming more accurate

News editor Good news for the British automotive industry this week: domestic component-makers sold 19 per cent more products to UK vehicle producers last year than in 2013. Furthermore, around one third of the components in a UK-built car are domestically sourced, compared to more than 90 per cent in the mid-1970s. In Luton, the […]

This engineer won a top job with Tata just two weeks after his exclusive internship

An internship doesn’t just look great on your CV; it can also be a shortcut to a permanent job, as one engineer discovered a fortnight after completing his placement with Tata Technologies. Rally car enthusiast Matthew Jackson scored a first-class motorsport engineering degree from Coventry University in the summer of 2014. It probably helped that […]

In touch with reality: the digital future of the factory

New digital design processes and tools are revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is changing. The advent of new ways to design things and build them is having an effect not only on the products that factories make but also on the factories themselves, and engineers are increasingly using tools such as virtual reality (VR) to […]

Jaguar roars into action, while recruits remain scarce

News editor Encourafging news from one of the UK’s biggest engineering employers is accompanied by more dire warnings about skills shortages. It’s time we started hearing more about schoolchildrens’ views on the sector and real solutions to the problems Briefing starts the week with good news from Jaguar Land Rover, which is creating 1,300 new […]

Jaguar Land Rover to add Bike Sense to road safety

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a range of new technologies that use colours, sounds and touch to alert drivers to potential hazards, preventing accidents involving bicycles and motorbikes. The Bike Sense system includes car-mounted sensors that will detect when a bicycle or motorbike is approaching, then make the driver aware of the potential hazard before […]

Why does the UK still have so few female engineers?

Editor With the well publicised engineering gender gap showing few signs of closing, efforts must now be focused on ensuring that industry hangs onto its most talented women. The arguments for attracting more women to pursue a career in engineering are well known and well understood. As The Engineer, along with many others, has consistently […]

The robot innovation challenge

The Iain Gray Blog The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how the UK is supporting R&D in the field of robotics and autonomous systems As a fresh-faced young engineer in the aerospace industry, I was excited to be involved in the rapidly emerging area of ‘robotics’ in manufacturing. I was proud to tell friends and family […]

​Nine things we learned at The Engineer conference 2014

From curious technical challenges to the mega-trends shaping industry’s future, delegates to The Engineer Conference 2014 left with plenty to think about. Here are nine things that jumped out at us. 1. Industry 4.0 is going to be huge The internet of things; the industrial internet; industry 4.0, call it what you will, there’s a growing […]