Advanced Engineering

Increase the Range of your IP

  In January this year, Penn State University caused a stir in the electric vehicle (EV) field by announcing a battery for mass market EVs that has a range of 250 miles and an ability to charge in 10 minutes. The technology uses a self-heating approach that enables the battery...

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Driverless Vehicles: The Race to Develop Sensor Technology

  Over the last century, the use of detectors and sensors has come to underpin the society we live in today. From piezoelectric sensors found in microphones to silicon detectors used in medical imaging, sensors are found in almost every facet of our lives today. Transportation is no exception to...

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Electrifying Opportunities in Specialist Vehicles

  In 2013, the BBC’s Top Gear programme celebrated the UK motor industry by bringing together a collection of British-made vehicles on London’s Mall. It was petrolhead heaven for the viewers. Practically all categories of vehicle were represented. There were sports cars, luxury cars and racing cars flanked by fire...

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Boosting Britain’s Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is a vital component of the UK economy, providing a turnover of £82 billion in 2018 and accounting for 14.4% of the UK’s total export of goods[1]. However, the global automotive landscape is changing, and the accelerating issue of climate change is forcing governments around the world...

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Thinking Outside the Box: Innovations in extending electric vehicle range

In 2018, the UK Government announced its “Road to Zero” plan for achieving at least 50% of new car sales being ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030. In the plan, the government pledges grants for a range of plug-in vehicles, increased tax credits for electric vehicle design and manufacturing, and a...

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