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Sustainababble and the circular economy

What might the future look like for manufacturing when we have to take sustainability more seriously? Stuart Nathan puts on his thinking cap. It’s a straw trilby, if you’re interested. Is sustainability sustainable? I don’t mean the concept itself. At a time when we are supposed to be on the lookout for runaway growth in […]

New test method could accelerate UK driverless car adoption

A new method for rapidly testing and validating autonomous vehicle technologies could help accelerate the adoption of driverless cars in the UK.    The technique has been developed through the Bosch-led Move_UK initiative, a three year long government funded project (launched in 2016) that also involves Jaguar Land Rover; Telematics specialist The Floow; the Transport […]

The Engineer Car Review: F-Pace SVR

The latest creation from JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations department is the Jaguar F-Pace SVR – a luxury SUV that offers other-worldly performance, writes Chris Pickering “We call this thing The Magnificent Beast,” jokes Ross Restell, lead engineer for vehicle dynamics at JLR’s Special Vehicles Operations department. He’s referring to the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR that […]

How collaboration will be the critical ingredient for a self-driving future

Viewpoint Richard Porter explains some of the cyber-security issues facing developers of connected autonomous vehicles and outlines how collaboration can help address them. The first prediction around self-driving vehicles came in 1940 in the book ‘Magic Motorways’ by Bel Geddes who, in promoting the idea of motorways, argued that humans should be removed from the […]

Interview: Mark Sealy, head of engineering at Tata Motor’s European technical centre

Tata Motors’ top UK engineer Mark Sealy explains to Jon Excell how British expertise is driving innovation for the Indian car market Fuelled by the spending power of its rapidly expanding middle class, the Indian automotive sector has changed beyond recognition in recent years to become one of the largest and fastest-growing markets on the […]

Autonomous future poses unique skills challenge

 Dr Daniel Auger is a senior lecturer in Control and Vehicle Systems at Cranfield University’s Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre. As the university launches a new university course focused on autonomous and connected vehicles, Dr Auger ponders the skills required by those looking to make a career in the automotive industry.  Transport needs to be – […]

Automotive industry urges politicians to steer clear of ‘no deal’ Brexit

With car production falling to its lowest level for five years, politicians are being urged by UK automotive companies to ‘do whatever it takes’ to avoid a no deal Brexit. According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 1,519,440 new cars left UK factories in 2018, which marks a -9.1 per […]

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 UK jobs

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest car maker, has announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs, most of which are expected to come from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. The company said the cuts, which are expected to mainly affect managerial and office staff and which follow 1500 losses in 2018, are being made as part […]

5,000 jobs set to go at Jaguar Land Rover in new year

As many as 5,000 jobs will be lost at Jaguar Land Rover in the new year, with the UK’s biggest carmaker facing continued economic difficulties. According to the Financial Times, the cuts will be announced in January and will form part of the company’s £2.5bn cost-cutting drive to boost short-term profitability. That plan, known as […]