IMechE Automobile Division
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Welcome to the Yorkshire Automobile Division Centre

We represent the automotive interests of the Institution for the Yorkshire region as defined in the map below.  The Centre committee has members from the automotive industry throughout Yorkshire and from regional universities with strong automotive research and teaching activities.  



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A special invitation to any member who would like to join us at a committee meeting and have their say on automotive engineering in Yorkshire.  Our Chair Professor Martin Priest or any committee member listed under “Contact Us” in the menu will be pleased to hear from you.

Finally, please visit and like our “Facebook” page via the menu to get regular updates from us.

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 Programme of Events

Our 2017-18 program is now finalised

We welcome members and guests to join us at all our events.  These are generally a blend of technical lectures on contemporary automotive engineering subjects, with the occasional historical perspective, and technical visits to industrial sites and university research centres.

Upcoming Events are listed below and full list can be found under “Events ” in the left menu. Click on event title for full details and registration.

Online registration is requested as this helps us manage numbers in terms of the venue capacity and refreshments but the events are free to attend.

A list of “Past Events” is available from the menu along with reports and pictures from these events under “Event Reports”.

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Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 November 2017 19:00 to 20:00
    University of Huddersfield - School of Computing and Engineering - Huddersfield
    Prof John Allport will talk on the Tribological challenges faced by turbocharger designers. ** FREE EVENT ** Non-Members Welcome** Pre-Registration recommended**
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Competition event
    20 February 2018 19:00 to 20:00
    Cummins Turbo Technologies - Huddersfield
    Are you an IMechE young member (30 or under) and have an automotive related project you can talk about? Simply present your work to a small local panel of IMechE members and you could win a prestigious IMechE prize! ** FREE EVENT ** Non-Members Welcome** Pre-Registration recommended**
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Workshop
    07 March 2018 19:00 to 20:00
    University of Bradford
    An update from our local university teams about progress and development of their single-seat racing cars for the annual Formula Student competition. ** FREE EVENT ** Non-Members Welcome**
    Industry: Automobile
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Upcoming Co-Organised Automobile Themed Events

Event Type: Technical visit
Follow above link for latest details
Swift Group Limited - East Yorkshire
Join us for an overview of Swift Group's latest products and design processes, alongside a full factory tour of the company’s main manufacturing site and headquarters.
Industry: Automobile
***Only Limited spaces. Register in advance to avoid disappointment***

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