Engineering Automotive & Transport

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

Long Read

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?

Long Read

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

Quick Read

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...

The Benefits of Using Sensors in Drones for Several Industries

Long Read

Sensors for drones are increasingly being used for surveying, mapping, and inspections in several industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, environmental management, and waste management. Combining sensors in drones is important because they play an essential role. They collect information and perform operations, making drones useful. As the...

The Science of Christmas – Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa’s sleigh

Deep Dive

We all know that Father Christmas would struggle to deliver presents to everyone around the world without the help of his magical reindeer. But why were they chosen to pull the sleigh rather than any other animal? It turns out that the biology of reindeer makes them ideal...

7 Reasons – Why is global transport is so hard to decarbonise?

Deep Dive

Transport accounts for 21% of global carbon emissions. It is now the largest emitting sector in many developed countries. While Europe and North America dominate historic transport emissions, much of the projected growth in emissions is in Asia. Even if current and committed policies were to succeed, transport’s...