Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

How can design and technology make a difference? Software technologies, such as STAR CCM+ (CFD) and Riccardo wave, are used to simulate component functions to help understand where the concerns may lie. The design of how the engine components work plays a key role into…

Powertrain Comparison

Powertrain Comparison

Evaluating the different Powertrain options: Petrol, Electric, Hydrogen and Hybrid technology Each powertrain option offers pros and cons for the future of the automotive transport industry, but which one would help reach the zero emissions target by 2050?   Pros Cons Petrol & Diesel ·      …

The Turbo

The Turbo

One way in which we can improve emissions of current petrol/diesel cars. One way in which we can improve the efficiency of a combustion engine is to implement the use of a turbocharger. Turbochargers were originally for ‘racers’ as they allowed the car to go…

Types of Transportation

Types of Transportation

The analysis of different fuel types within an array of different vehicles. How are petrol and diesel fuels made? The fuels originate from crude oil. The oil is in finite reserve and is found on the earth’s crust. Crude oil is made from the remains…

What is the Problem?

What is the Problem?

‘Analysing the future of automotive powertrains to comply with the government emission standards’. CO2 emission levels are continually increasing, and the transport industry contributes to a massive 37% of emissions in Scotland.  Road cars and vans are the largest polluters, and a change must be…