Transport Systems Catapult:
The two-seater electric pods will provide public transport along pedestrian routes, such as between train stations and city centers. The real-world trial of the pods in Milton Keynes will significantly boost the UK’s international reputation for R&D. It’s on the list of Top 3 Automotive Innovation.
Self-driving vehicles are expected to bring massive benefits for road users, including reduced accident and congestion levels, improved air quality, and greater mobility access, but there is still much work to be done.
The LUTZ Pathfinder trial of three electric-powered automated pods ensures that the UK stays at the forefront of this exciting field.
Evolute Drives: MSYS Transmission
Evolute Drives first product is a patented multi-speed transmission technology called MSYS and originally developed by sister consultancy company, Drive System Design.
A multi-speed transmission removes the compromise between gradient and high speed capability and allows the electric motor to run more often at lower speeds, eliminating field weakening power loss worth around 18% reduction in energy consumption. It also allows the power electronics and the electric motor itself to be smaller and use less material, so is produced at lower cost.
Google Driverless Cars.
Google Driver less Cars have sensors designed to detect objects as far as two football fields away in all directions, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles—or even fluttering plastic shopping bags and rogue birds. The software processes all the information to help the car safely navigate the road without getting tired or distracted.