Drivers and patients could benefit from work with cancer clinic

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly.   Working together with his colleagues, at our assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality […]

App matches compatible drivers and passengers

Your daily drive could become a source of income, and even help you to make new friends, with an innovative app that fills empty car seats and, connects like-minded drivers and passengers based on location and route.   The idea, from French-based start-up Zify, is among three winning apps from our Make It Driveable AppLink […]

‘Robutt’ the Robot taught to mimic motion of human bottom

A robot has been created to move like a human behind – and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.   Engineers used pressure maps to establish a “perch pattern”, the data enabling them to test the wear and tear of materials, using the robotic bottom – or […]

Change sports car roar to a purr to keep neighbours happy

For some, there is no better sound to start the day than the firing up of a finely tuned sports car engine. For others, it can lead to a call to the police and a request to keep the noise down.   This was the scenario which led Steve von Foerster’s to come up with […]

No More #FOMO for London’s Pedestrians?

Fear of Missing out (FOMO) because of no Internet connectivity or a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past – at least for some pedestrians in London.   Together with smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy, we are rolling out smart benches that offer free solar-powered mobile charging and Wi-Fi access.   The […]

Going undercover to teach people skills to self-driving cars

Today, a simple head nod or hand wave from a driver is usually enough to indicate it’s OK for a pedestrian to cross the street. But how will a self-driving car, with no human aboard, communicate with walkers, cyclists or people operating other cars on the road?   We partnered with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute […]

Working with Domino’s on a great pizza research

How would you feel about your pizza being delivered by a car with no driver? Would you be confused about whether to tip?   We’ve teamed up with Domino’s, the world leader in pizza delivery, to investigating how customers will interact with a self-driving pizza delivery vehicle. It’s part of our research to test your […]