Advanced Engineering

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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Haptics in the Automotive Sector – Encouraging adoption and maximising returns through patents

There has been a widely-reported growth of new technology and interest in the automotive sector in recent years. We now expect our vehicles to do more than ever before and this trend is forecast to continue. The challenge for manufacturers is how to integrate this new technology and meanwhile provide...

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How has Lockdown Changed the way we Exercise?

The lockdown imposed in the UK due to Covid-19 has led to unprecedented changes to our way of life, from adapting to working from home to not being able to visit loved ones. One important concern with such isolation is the effect that it can have on a person’s mental...

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Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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