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Automotive innovation centre opened by The Prince of Wales
HRH The Prince of Wales has officially opened one of Europe’s largest automotive research and development facilities, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick, in Coventry. Advanced researchers, engineers and designers based at the Centre are tackling society’s largest mobility challenges and collectively shaping the future of the global automotive industry from the heart of the United Kingdom.
Data science used to help homeless
Services for homeless people could be improved greatly through the use of data science, thanks to the UK’s inaugural 12-week Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) programme.
Enhancing the quality of future mobility services
A future of self-driving vehicles enabled by the latest high speed 5G mobile technology is to be investigated by the University of Warwick thanks to the installation of state of the art test equipment. The first over-the-air 5G New Radio standard-compliant test user equipment in Europe has been homed at WMG, University of Warwick.
Robotic laser system to accelerate automotive quality inspection
Engineers at the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick have developed and installed a new, robotic measuring system, capable of accurately and repeatedly measuring large objects on the production line, such as car body-shells, in a fraction of the time traditionally taken to measure them on Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs).
COCKPIT-5G project to rid the UK of black-spots
5G will be available across the entire UK as black-spots are being identified by researchers at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. The project COCKPIT-5G has won a £210,000 grant from Innovate UK, once they’ve identified black-spots they can enhance connectivity for businesses, AI (Artificial Intelligence), driverless cars and manufacturing.
AI powered pedestrians and road users to test autonomous cars
WMG at the University of Warwick have begun work with a consortium of 11 organisations lead by Latent Logic in Oxford on a £2.7m UK government funded project to create a highly accurate virtual reality simulator environment, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) trained models of pedestrians and road users, to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
Autonomous vehicle communications record set using 5G
Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have set a new 5G communications speed record to a 'Level 4' low speed autonomous vehicle in the pioneer 28GHz millimetre wave band. They hit 2.867GBs per second in over-the-air transmissions, which is nearly 40 times faster than current fixed line broadband speeds. It is equivalent to sending a detailed satellite navigation map of the United Kingdom within a single second, or the full contents of a...
First confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind sun
A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to re-emerge from behind the glare of the sun. They were rewarded with the first confirmed visual sighting of a jet of material that was still streaming out from merged star exactly 110 days after that initial cataclysmic merger event was first observed. Their observations confirm a key predict...
Jumping in the driving seat to transform connected cars
Midlands Future Mobility will use over 50 miles of Coventry and Birmingham roads to establish the Midlands as a world class UK centre for the development, and evaluation of, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and related technologies and services.
Lithium-ion batteries can be charged 5 times faster
Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries’ internal temperatures and their electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the current recommended charging limits. The new technology works in-situ during a battery’s normal operation without impeding its performance and it has been tested on standard commercial...
Diabetes can be tracked with Google search engine
The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches - helping public health officials keep track of the disease and halt its spread - according to research by the University of Warwick.
Advances in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech
Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick. Dr Neil Wilson in the Department of Physics has developed a new technique to measure the electronic structures of stacks of two-dimensional materials – flat, atomically thin, highly conductive, and extremely strong materials – for the first time.
Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead
A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick. In a paper published in Nature Energy, Dr Ross Hatton, Professor Richard Walton and colleagues, explain how solar cells could be produced with tin, making them more adaptable and simpler to produce than their current counterparts. Lead perovskites are rapidly emerging as an efficient way to convert sunl...
Polymer breakthrough could improve our tools
Medicine, mobile phones, computers and clothes could all be enhanced using the process for making paint, according to research by the University of Warwick. A breakthrough in the understanding of polymers - the molecules from which almost everything we use is made - is set to make commercial products, from water bottles to electrical goods, stronger and more effective for their uses.
Alloy oxidation could cut steel production losses
Strategies of making steel production more efficient have been discovered, thanks to research led by WMG at the University of Warwick on the role of oxidation during alloy additions. The research, led by Dr Michael Auinger of WMG, together with the Vienna University of Technology (Austria) and voestalpine Stahl GmbH (Austria) developed a better understanding for the oxidation behaviour inside steels during hot rolling, which could potentiall...
LDS V8 combo shaker supports low carbon mobility research
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has invested in an LDS V8 combo shaker, to support its government-funded research into low carbon mobility. The V8 system enables WMG’s team to carry out vibration tests on large lithium-ion battery systems (up to 600kg in weight), as they go through the cycling process (charge/discharge).
2D hand gesture recognition breakthrough
Software developed by researchers at the University of Warwick could mean that mobile phones will soon be turned into hand gesture recognition (HGR) devices. Following a technological breakthrough, this software would allow the 2D cameras in everyday consumer electronic products, such as mobile phones and tablet computers, to become HGR devices in uncontrolled environments with both natural and artificial light.