Head of Transport at Innovate UK Tim O’Brien explained:
At Innovate UK we want to make sure our automotive industry is using the best technologies from other sectors to make the technological advances of the future. That’s why we ran this competition to encourage the use of cutting-edge technologies from outside the automotive industry to drive down the carbon emissions created by our cars.
There are some great projects, which show the fantastic creativity which exists in British industry to find novel solutions to problems, and create a business opportunity.
The winning projects include:
European Friction Industries is leading the development of BRAKE-THRU, a new lightweight and cost-effective alternative braking system for future low carbon vehicles (LCVs).
Dearman Engine Company is developing a cost-effective zero emission auxiliary system for power and cooling. It could cut CO2 emissions of refrigerated trucks and air-conditioned buses by 35%, with potential for up to 85%