Automation

Rolls-Royce agrees £671m bribery settlement

The Rolls-Royce Trent-xWB engine. Rolls-Royce has recently been embroiled in bribery claim brought by the Serious Fraud Office relating to bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in a number of overseas markets - image courtesy of Rolls-Royce.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Fred Tongue
Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671m as a result of bribery and corruption claims in Brazil, the US and UK. The figure is thought to be the largest ever levy imposed and the largest enforcement action relating to any criminal allegation in the UK.

Automotive engineering clusters: driving innovation

Engineering clusters are tipped to play an even bigger role in the automotive industry of tomorrow - image courtesy of EU Automation.
Autonomous vehicles may be making most of the headlines in the world of automotive engineering, but behind the scenes, collaboration rather than autonomy is proving to be the road to successful automotive innovation. Jonathan Wilkins looks at some of the most exciting automotive engineering clusters around the world.

Engineering smart factories of the future

Smart Factories
Revolution is in the air. Smart factories of the future will need to be innovative, nimble and smart; constantly changing and improving on the back of intelligent use of data. Professor Robert Harrison explains the challenges and opportunities for forward-thinking manufacturers.