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UK’s unique low volume and specialist vehicle sector is world’s most diverse according to new report.
Companies nationwide make everything from 250mph hypercars to wheelchair accessible taxis.
Sector turns over some £4bn annually and employs more than 15,000 people in highly-skilled, well paid roles.
Industry calls for government to support specific needs of these manufacturers on Road to Zero.


SMMT assembles leading automotive brands and innovative start-ups for its annual Future Mobility Challenge to encourage collaboration with and within the sector. Over 40 companies from nine different countries are pitching for opportunities including mentoring, ideas incubation and investment, piloting,


UK world’s number one location for mass-market potential of connected and autonomous vehicles, with £62bn annual economic opportunity by 2030, finds new report. Massive safety benefits as driver assistance and self-driving tech could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over next decade. Lifestyle boost for commuters as greater productivity and faster journeys give drivers back full working week every year.


Editor: John Joe Chiasson, Territory Sales Executive for Automotive with DXC Technology Author: Steve Nesbitt, Chief Programme Engineer with The Manufacturing Technology Centre Author: Phil Mullis, Chief Technologist for Manufacturing with DXC Technology Author: Bruce Sneddon, Lead Consultant for Manufacturing


Article written by Munish Sharma who is heading Customer Experience Management (CEM) value engine of the Innovation and Transformation Group at TCS UK & Ireland. He has over 17 years of automotive industry experience focusing on digital transformation of manufacturing industry. Introduction


Article written by igus. Introduction In recent years, cable management has come into the limelight because even though robots have become more complex, machine reliability has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, the methods used to attach and guide cables and hoses on


SMMT’s first ever Future Mobility Challenge drives future automotive innovation and mobility solutions. New initiative helps industry discover new collaborations, investments and partnerships with tech start-ups. Nearly 50 companies pitch for opportunities including mentoring, ideas incubation and investment, piloting, routes


• Government-backed £13m Long Term Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness (LTASC) fund drives £41m private investment into UK supply chain. • 27 companies boost long-term competitiveness with 3,200 jobs created or safeguarded. • Successor scheme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL), to


Article written by Manuela Pipino, Lumi Industries VVD Volumetric Visualization Device is an original, patent pending, project developed by Lumi Industries srl, an Italian start-up born in 2014 with a focus on 3D printing. The project has been showcased with


A discussion of the strategies being employed by vehicle makers to get to market more quickly, at lower cost and with minimal risk By: John Miles, global business leader for electric vehicles, and Paolo Butti, industry manager for automotive and

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