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Funding for railway research and innovation

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield is to play a key role in a £92 million network aimed at establishing the UK as a world leader in rail technology.







Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use

3D printed parts are used in a variety of industries from aerospace and defence to digital dentistry and medical devices. These parts are often fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase ...




Continental demos automated driver capability

Automotive supplier Continental has demonstrated an automated motorway driving system. Its Cruising Chauffeur is able to give drivers a break on long ‘highway’ journeys and also takes control if the ...


Audi assess self-driving car interiors

Audi is researching the interaction of man and machine with its new driverless car simulator. The car giant has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute in its 25th Hour project, which is ...


Hyperloop One successfully completes first test run

Hyperloop One has just announced the successful completion of the world’s first full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. The test took place on May 12, 2017 at the company’s test track, ...






Volvo to electrify all its cars from 2019

Carmaker Volvo has announced it will incorporate an electric drivetrain on all cars produced from 2019. The Swedish multinational is one of the largest and most significant manufacturers to put ...



JLR pursues advanced engine tech

The Latitude project is researching how to integrate advanced boosting with engine combustion systems in an effort to develop cleaner engine technology. The development will incorporate leading edge ...




Lenovo release the world's smallest workstation

Workstation technology firm Lenovo has released what it describes as, ‘the world’s smallest workstation with ISV certification’. Its ThinkStation P320 Tiny is a workstation grade machine that weighs ...




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Cleaning up space junk

Scientists at the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are leading ...