MSC R&D is attending Automechanika 2018, the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production sector, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from the 5th to 7th June to review the latest trends and technology.
The automotive industry is a key part of the UK economy accounting for more than £77.5 billion turnover and £18.9 billion value added. With 169,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 814,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12% of total UK export of goods and invests £4 billion each year in automotive R&D.
The five main automotive technology trends for 2018 focus on Autonomous Driving, Crossover Vehicles, New Multi-Terrain Vehicles, Blockchain and Big Data.
The automotive industry is driving innovation and global technological advancement. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology allow vehicles to “talk” to each other and avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging safety data, such as speed and position, to improve safety. With a pre-collision assist and pedestrian detection technology, the driver is able to detect blind spots.
With extensive knowledge in obtaining UK and EU funding for the automotive industry, MSC R&D can help your business innovate and develop. To find out what grants are available for your projects, talk to the MSC R&D team on 0114 230 8401.
More information about Automechanika Birmingham 2018 can be found at: https://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/