FORESIGHT VEHICLE PROGRAMME - Dti & SMMT

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The Dti Foresight Vehicle Programme is administered by SMMT and is said to be the UK's prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry.

 

This Research and Development programme aims to promote technology and stimulate suppliers to develop market driven enabling technologies for future motor vehicles (cars, taxis, HGVs, buses and light commercial vans).

 

Worldwide, the search is on for vehicle technologies that meet modern expectations for mobility, satisfy strict environmental and safety requirements, and help sustain the competitiveness of manufacturing industry. The challenge to develop technology options that can form the basis of a sustainable transport policy is a formidable one.

 

 

 

Foresight Vehicle, now administered by SMMT, is the UK's prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry, for more about SMMT click here

This R&D programme aims to promote technology and stimulate suppliers to develop market driven enabling technologies for future motor vehicles (cars, taxis, HGV's, buses and light commercial vans).

Research Funding Opportunities

The DTI has announced the topic areas for the April 2005 competition for funding. To find out more click here.

The EU has announced a new Framework 6 call for research, technical development and integration in sustainable surface transport. The call will close in September, 2005. For more information about EU Research click here.

Materials for Lean Weight Vehicles 6 Event

Materials for Lean Weight Vehicles 6 have issued a call for papers for the event taking place on 7th and 8th December at Warwick University on Technologies for Performance, Efficiency and the Environment. The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2005.

Prior to the event, there will be a Foresight Vehicle Project Dissemination Day on 6th December where speakers will present and discuss their Foresight Vehicle Projects.

For more information on the call for papers or the event itself, please click here.

 
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Foresight Vehicle Secretariat, SMMT, 2410 Regents Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YE.

 

Email: info@foresightvehicle.org.uk

 

Phone: +44(0)845 009 38 38 Fax: +44(0)845 009 39 39

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Affluent societies demand increasing personal mobility and a range of goods that depend on an extensive distribution network. Modern industry must operate in a global market and have an efficient transport system to provide its raw materials and distribute its products. At the same time there is serious concern about the effects of pollution, the use of energy, the increasing amounts of space that are needed for the transport infrastructure and the injuries that result from road accidents.

 

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