London’s Digital Engineering and Test Centre hosts automotive giants

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 | 0 Comments
The DETC’s event was held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The DETC’s event was held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) has held an event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, with more than 120 delegates representing such automotive giants as Ford and McLaren in attendance. DETC was set up to drive forward the development of advanced propulsion technology in the UK, and the London event aimed to show how the automotive sector could benefit from collaboration with the city’s digital sector, specifically its developments in digital engineering and gaming technology.

“The whole day went extremely well”, remarked DETC programme director Jon Horsley, “with really meaningful engagement between the digital and automotive sectors. We have started the snowball rolling with the launch and now it’s back to the day job! We have lots to do to help those businesses and academia make the most of the excellent new contacts and creative ideas they left the event with yesterday.”

The industry-academic venture is part of the new Loughborough University London campus. The DETC will focus on both product development and advanced manufacturing engineering.  It will create and use virtual engineering tools and techniques to accelerate the development, test and manufacture of automotive propulsion systems.  By intensively training engineers in applications including digital engineering, gaming, big-data and high-power computing, DETC will strive to help solve some of the upcoming challenges facing automotive in the fields of design, development, manufacturing, testing, validation and verification.

Co-located on the same floor as the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute and the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) London office, and being an APC ‘spoke’, DETC it brings specific functional, technological and regional capability to the APC’s network.

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