Engineering

Autonomous pods: From Coventry to Las Vegas

Aurrigo claims autonomous pods are zero carbon, safer, reduce operators’ labour costs and require no dedicated route infrastructure – image courtesy of Aurrigo.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.

Renishaw: The measure of success

Additive Manufacturing assembly area at Miskin - image courtesy of Renishaw
It may enjoy a global reputation for precision metrology and process control, but more than anything, Renishaw represents innovation and technological advancement. Jonny Williamson headed to South Wales to pay the engineering powerhouse a visit.

GKN loses the fight. Melrose wins: what next?

A Melrose statement after their vistory did nothing to ally fears that a break-up is on the cards - image courtesy of GKN.
Posted on 29 Mar 2018 by Nick Peters
The Manufacturer argued against the Melrose bid. We supported the company - and the Unite union - in their objection to the takeover, on the grounds that a break up of the venerable company would be a terrible mistake for the UK - and for the workforce.