From humble Scottish roots, Ian Callum has impacted a global industry, re-imagined the Jaguar brand and along the way created icons many of us lust to own or drive. Paul Stead was privileged to spend 90 minutes with the - until very recently - director of design at Jaguar’s HQ in Coventry.
The electrification of the car industry is happening, but for deeply-rooted supply chains that task is proving tricky. We spoke to the Advanced Propulsion Centre, an institute that is helping to drive an electric future forward for automotive manufacturers.
One of the most striking similarities between manufacturing and the high-octane world of Formula One is how both are trying to marry up the unstructured insights and ‘gut feelings’ of their respective experts with more structured telemetry and analytics.
It looks like European drivers are turning their backs on battery-electric vehicles (BEV), before the technology has even had a chance to grow and develop. Well, that’s if you believe the German car-making giant’s development director, Klaus Frölich. Strangely, quite a few people don’t.
Women make up around 12% of engineers in the UK, but just over 7% of engineering apprentices are female. To find out more, we spoke to two second year female apprentices at automotive part maker, Unipres.
Modern manufacturers (and Formula 1 race teams) need real-time insights right where the action is. But how do you gain data-centre level compute power without the time involved with sending information to be analysed and the results returned?
Reeling from a £3.4bn quarterly loss, Jaguar Land Rover is sniffing around ride-share app Addison Lee. Is this what automotive manufacturers need to do to grab a piece of the burgeoning ride-share market?