Front cover The publishers would like to thank Yokogawa UK Ltd, for the use of their images on the front cover of Automotive Test & Validation 2018.

The source guide for engineers, scientists and technicians

2 & 3 Simulate to validate Vehicle complexity and sensor interdependency drives the need for simulation to provide a full validation exercise on the technology.

5 Electrical motors redefined Electrical motor with no permanent magnets redefines hybrid power train technology for commercial vehicles.

6 Infrastructure

Connections go on trial V2x communication project in Coventry brings traffic management and signage to the dashboard for better decision making.

9 Extending ADAS

validation Dynamic ADAS testing goes a step further to cater for enhanced vision systems and improved vehicle mapping.

10 Hybridisation in volume Future increases in hybrid powertrains of different types place a high emphasis on the need for high volume motor production.

13 Dynamic Tilt Measurement Tilt sensor combines attitude and acceleration to evaluate behaviour of off-road construction and agricultural equipment.

14 Technology events Important dates for your diary.

16 Military Vehicles Steer

Course to Autonomy Environmental testing plays key role in the development of robust steering systems for autonomous military vehicles.

19 Drag race winner Mercedes beats drag coefficient record in A-Class saloon car using a combination of CAE and wind tunnel testing.

20 Automatic Pothole

Reporting Community data gathering on vehicle behaviour is being validated in Toyota City as a means of driving road repair programmes.

23 Company Guide A five-page guide to Automotive Test & Validation related suppliers.

28 Cleaner Fuel Delivery Coalescing filtration system overcomes the disadvantages of single barrier technology to deliver cleaner fuel.

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The Government “Road to Zero” strategy has been launched to transform UK vehicle ownership in line with its ultra low emission model but will car owners conform?


uly saw the publication by the Department for Transport of the “Road to Zero” strategy with the expectation that over half of new cars sold in the UK by 2030 will be ultra

low emission. Industry reaction to the strategy document has been generally positive with groups such as the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) being amongst those welcoming Government involvement in delivering an ultra low emission future. However, one of the significant barriers to overcome in order to deliver the strategy relates to buyer perception rather than technology availability. According to an AA Populus survey of over 10,000 motorists, 30 per cent of respondents said they would never buy an electric vehicle.. Key barriers to EV uptake were found to be purchase price and the

❱ ❱ Clean air on Britain’s streets could depend on the success of the Road to Zero strategy

availability of public charging points. Uncertainty about aspects of the technology, such as vehicle range, battery durability and service and repair infrastructure were also found to be of considerable concern. According to the AA, in order to meet the Government’s Road to Zero

targets, a concerted effort is required to demonstrate the benefits of EVs and dispel some of the myths. Its President, Edmund King stated, “There needs to be a more concerted effort by us all to sell the benefits of electric vehicles to consumers.” However, the benefits of electric motoring are not in doubt. People are not confident in infrastructure and the total cost of ownership of hybrid and electric vehicles. Drivers have range anxiety, worry about servicing costs, reliability of systems they’re not familiar with and the resale value of their car.

According to LowCVP’s Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, the

“People, Product, Policy” conundrum needs to be tackled on a range of fronts. “Not only are we working to address misconceptions on the part of consumers which may act as a barrier to clean vehicle uptake, but we’re also working to tackle the blockages either real or perceived, in terms of policy and product availability and performance,” he says. It’s clear that to achieve its aims, a lot of work needs to be done to improve user confidence and make the road to zero a smooth one.

Jonathan Newell, Editor

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