Engineering Automotive & Transport

Ready, Set, Race: Join the Indy Autonomous Challenge and Experience the Excitement of High-Speed Automation!

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This weekend will see the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES - a competition that represents a giant leap in the world of automation and high-speed racing. The IAC will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, January 7th, with a focus on breaking...

Volvo Trucks ship first electric truck … made from fossil-free steel

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Volvo Trucks have delivered the world’s first electric trucks which was built - in part - using fossil-free steel. The Swedish multinational manufacturer is touting its use of fossil-free steel for its new electric vehicle as a world first as the initial batch of trucks are delivered to...

End of the track for Isle of Wights last rollercoaster

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"The Cliffhanger", the Isle of Wight's last rollercoaster closes next week. The Isle of Wight was once one of the UK top tourist destinations and known for its theme parks. As times have changed the Island has undergone many changes and has only a handful of attractions left....

Engineering Questions – If all the vehicles in the world were to convert to electric, would it be quieter?

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If everyone everywhere received a free electric vehicle at the same time – and owners were required to travel at really slow speeds across well-maintained roads – the world would sound different. But that doesn’t mean it would be quieter. People can have different feelings about the same...

The Engineering of why British Railways can’t cope with the heatwaves?

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The UK’s rail service has been hit with widespread train delays and high levels of cancellations during the heatwave. The whole of the east coast line between Edinburgh and London was closed for hours on July 20 because of the heat. So why is the heatwave causing so...

Yamaha and Toyota set sights on a hydrogen-fueled V8 engine

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Toyota and Yamaha are joining up to work on the next hydrogen breakthrough - a V8 Engine. Hydrogen promises to be the clean fuel of the future but there has been little development of the sector in the last few years. However, Toyota and Yamaha claim this is...