Welcome to the Automobile Division Southern Centre

The AD Southern Centre (ADSC) organises 7 or 8 events per year, including technical talks and social events.  The talks are usually on a Wednesday evening at one of four venues: the Engineering Department at either the University of Sussex, or the University of Brighton, or Northbrook College on Shoreham Airport, or Ricardo UK’s Technical Centre at Shoreham-by-Sea.  

The ADSC is extremely grateful to all these organisations for providing lecture facilities.

All talks commence at 7pm (unless otherwise advised) following (free) light refreshments.

 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 November 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Ricardo Centenary Centre - Shoreham-by-Sea
    Brighton and Hove City Council recently declared a climate emergency and is working on the ambitious target of achieving whole city carbon neutrality by 2030. This talk includes background information on city air quality and will focus on the role of transport in meeting this challenge, through a wide range of initiatives, from electric charge points to Ultra Low Emission Zones.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 December 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Ricardo Centenary Centre - Shoreham-by-Sea
    The safety bicycle is a the most familiar human powered vehicle, whose design has remained fundamentally unchanged for the past 100 years. However, there is also a rich history of alternative approaches to harnessing human power on wheels. This presentation will explore some of the fundamental limitations of human power and trace the history of various vehicle designs. It will conclude by looking forward to the possibilities offered by contemporary HPVs and what the future may hold.
    Industry: Automobile
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