Sustainability Case studies

Case studies for the Sustainability website hub

In 2015, Honda introduced the world’s first cruise control system known as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically re-acting to other vehicles ‘cutting in’ to the equipped vehicle’s lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical


Bosch has developed a connected accelerator pedal, which can reduce fuel consumption and improve safety via gentle vibration alerts through the accelerator pedal. It is connected with the vehicle’s assistance and navigation systems to warn the driver about potential accidents


In 2015 Toyota launched its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the UK. Mirai uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which combines fuel cell and hybrid technologies and includes Toyota’s new, proprietary fuel cell stack and high-pressure hydrogen tanks.


GKN develops and produces new driveshafts and systems for vehicle manufacturers, but also takes back cores from the workshops. These are professionally remanufactured according to manufacturers’ standards for use in the automotive aftermarket. All usable parts of the cores are


In 2015, Ford started recycling old engines so they can be used again with the help of a special Ford-patented plasma coating technology. The process delivers a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions compared with producing a new engine. Plasma Transferred


Optare picked up the prestigious accolade of 2015 Low Carbon Awards Champion for Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport for Electric buses. Optare’s electric buses operating in London have been independently verified as some of the most efficient currently on


Schaeffler is involved in several training initiatives, including the See Inside Manufacturing Programme, the Young Engineers charity and numerous Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) Challenge days at local primary and secondary schools. In July 2015, a team of pupils


In 2015, Bentley underlined its commitment to future skills development by announcing the company’s largest intake of apprentices in 25 years. 63 apprentices were recruited for positions starting in September 2015, with the majority undertaking a newly developed manufacturing apprenticeship


Aston Martin was awarded its fourth consecutive Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council last year, which is accepted as representing the pinnacle achievement in health and safety management. The company has a proud history in making luxury handmade


DHL was the first global logistics provider to introduce a measurable climate protection target with the introduction of its GOGREEN Programme in 2008, which sets a goal to improve the carbon efficiency of its operations by 30% by 2020 compared