Leading manufacturers on board as Cranfield opens high-tech vehicle centre

Posted on 17 Nov 2008 by The Manufacturer

A new multi-vehicle research centre has opened up at vocation-leading university Cranfield through a collaboration with Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Meggitt and the East of England Development Agency.

The IVHM (integrated vehicle health management) centre at the Bedfordshire-based university will use high-tech sensor equipment to assess the performance of aeroplanes, ships and cars.

Professor Clifford Friend of Cranfield University said: “This multi-sector initiative, embracing aerospace, automotive, rail, marine and energy, will improve the understanding of vehicles’ condition and hence provide innovative approaches to maintenance and service-based industry challenges.”