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Pailton Engineering Ltd.

  • Phoenix House Holbrook Lane Coventry
    CV6 4AD
    United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 24 7668 0445
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Pailton Engineering Ltd. Articles

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Automotive
29th June 2021
Ambulances and fire engines join road to net zero

In our home town of Coventry, the UK’s first all-electric ambulance has been launched by the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, highlights some of the recent progress toward low carbon emergency services vehicles and the engineering challenges that remain.

Automotive
28th June 2021
The evolving landscape of EV manufacturing

The competition to electrify vehicles is not simply the competition between rival manufacturers. What is now at stake is a competition between two rival, diametrically opposed manufacturing methods. While many persist with the mantra of bigger is better, others are heading in the opposite direction. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, investigates the pros and cons of the microfactory in EV manufacturing.

Industrial
26th May 2021
Are automated deliveries coming soon?

In the US sci-fi sitcom Futurama, the protagonist Fry is blasted forward in time to New Year 2999 where he finds he is still, alas, a humble pizza delivery boy. Recent trends suggest, however, that many deliveries will soon be fulfilled by automated technologies, whether that is automated trucks, drones or robots. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, looks at why some experts are expecting a greater role for automation...

Automotive
12th April 2021
Improving driver health with ergonomics

In November 2000, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an ergonomics standard to prevent debilitating Work-related MusculoSkeletal Disorders (WMSDs). Four months later, the standard was culled - ouch. Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, explains why this was a bad decision and investigates the importance of ergonomic design in bus manufacturing.

Latest
10th March 2021
Midlands steering manufacturer joins Rail Alliance

Steering system manufacturer, Pailton Engineering has joined the Rail Alliance. The move follows the company’s entry into the rail sector as a supplier of panhard rods and suspension links. The partnership will involve close links with Birmingham University, supporting research into the digitisation of components in rail suspension systems.

Automotive
5th March 2021
The bus cabin should be as ergonomic as the office workplace

Professional drivers are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting, vibration, awkward posture and repetitive actions. Here, Kostas Poulios, Principal Design & Development Engineer at Pailton Engineering, examines the situation from the vehicle design stage, and argues for the importance of fully adjustable driver workstations.

Aerospace & Defence
22nd February 2021
Autonomous vehicles in the military sector

In 2019, the US undersecretary of defense for research and engineering predicted that the army would have driverless vehicles before they were commercially available. More recently, Elon Musk has claimed that Tesla will have the technology for fully autonomous vehicles within a year. So, who is winning the race for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology? Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, surveys the AV landscape in the ...

Aerospace & Defence
28th January 2021
The military vehicle design trends in 2021

In 2020, scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) carried out an experiment to see how humans and a new generation of smart machines can work together to change military operations. This most recent test was part of a decade-long annual testing regime known as the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE). Here, Roger Brereton Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, explains how projects like this will help the militar...

Automotive
14th January 2021
Making the bus cabin as ergonomic as the office

Professional drivers are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting, vibration, awkward posture and repetitive actions. Here, Kostas Poulios, principal design & development engineer at steering system specialist Pailton Engineering, has examined the situation from the vehicle design stage, and argues the importance of fully adjustable driver workstations.

Automotive
7th December 2020
The ethical dilemmas of autonomous driving

The trolley problem is a classical philosophical dilemma that is used to illustrate the moral conundrum surrounding how to program autonomous vehicles to react to different situations. However, this particular thought experiment may be just the tip of the iceberg. Here Kostas Poulios, Principal Design and Development Engineer at Pailton Engineering, takes a closer look at the ethical dilemmas of fully autonomous vehicles.

Appointments
23rd November 2020
New financial director at steering system manufacturer

Steering system manufacturer, Pailton Engineering has appointed Karen Birch as Financial Director. The appointment aligns with a five-year growth plan, reaffirming Pailton Engineering’s unique position in the vehicle design market, as it looks ahead to post-COVID economic recovery.

Automotive
12th November 2020
Targeted support is key for bus industry recovery

In November 2020, the UK Government agreed a financial bailout with Transport for London (TFL), promising to make up some of the revenue lost due to the pandemic. At a time when bus operators and manufacturers are facing unprecedented uncertainty, deals like this will be welcome news to the sector. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, looks at the challenges facing the bus industry and makes the case for targeted gover...

Automotive
5th November 2020
Electric buses: why not full charge ahead?

According to the Department of Transport, a town with 200 electric buses could reduce its CO2 emissions by around 7,400 tonnes a year. That would be equal to taking 3,600 diesel cars off the road. The environmental incentives are obvious, so why not full charge ahead? Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, explains some of the technological barriers to the widespread adoption of electric buses.

Appointments
23rd October 2020
New Business Development Manager for Pailton Engineering

Pailton Engineering has appointed Stephen Moore as its new Business Development Manager. Moore brings with him over 20 years of experience in mechanical and design engineering roles and commercial positions. Merging an engineer’s mind with sales proficiency, Moore is set to nurture and expand Pailton Engineering’s customer portfolio.

Automotive
22nd October 2020
Facing the test: are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

The KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index has provided a welcome stimulus to debate the development of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) technology. However, the index arguably understates the importance of testing. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, discusses the importance of testing in allowing manufacturers to bring AVs to the market.

Automotive
7th September 2020
Keeping electrification on track

£4.2bn was set aside for UK rail electrification schemes in 2012, but what results are apparent eight years later? Here, Roger Brereton of Pailton Engineering, gives the current state of play and explains why locomotive parts suppliers have a key role in keeping electrification projects on track.

Automotive
21st August 2020
Detachable steering wheel to limit bus virus spread?

As we collectively endeavour to stay safe in public spaces, public transport is one area where innovation is required to limit the potential spread of coronavirus. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, has told the story behind the development of the detachable steering wheel and how it might be used to improve safety conditions for bus drivers.

Automotive
17th August 2020
Smart systems, the smart choice?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as lane change assist have the potential to significantly increase safety in commercial vehicles. But, are smart systems really the smart choice? Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at Pailton Engineering, explains why in this age of innovation, we shouldn’t ignore the importance of marrying quality steering system components with ADAS technology.

Automotive
21st July 2020
Electric bus design standardisation from Pailton

A number of European cities have committed to securing only zero-emission buses by 2025. However, to achieve this objective, manufacturers must make bold design choices, radically changing bus componentry, systems, and bodywork. Here Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at steering system manufacturer Pailton Engineering, has weighed in on the debate for greater electric bus design standardisation.

Industries
14th July 2020
How can steering wheel design keep bus drivers safe?

Finding ways to limit the spread of coronavirus on public transport is a complex problem with no single solution. However, a new detachable steering wheel concept would offer substantial benefits, particularly from the perspective of bus driver safety. Here, Roger Brereton, Head of Sales at bus and coach steering system specialist Pailton Engineering, has explained more.

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