Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 May 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Online Event
    This talk will focus on the technological challenges and opportunities related to the introduction of 5G connectivity in vehicles around the world. It will describe what exist today and what the forthcoming 5G mobile networks bring in addition to the point it makes it an undeniable eventuality for the vehicle manufacturers.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 February 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Online Event
    “42” said Deep Thought with infinity majesty and calm ‘ Douglas Adams. Often we are told what the solution is to optimise to that to find that at a system level we have failed to create the predicted big outcomes. C.S. Lewis refers to these failure as ‘finger posts on the road to achievement’. However, are they a failure to understand the question or being too narrow in our view.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 February 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Lecture Theatre AS3 - Brighton
    CANCELLED WITH APOLOGIES. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Chris Mason will present: Comparing and contrasting innovation from an academic standpoint against the experiences of a 40-year old startup and looking particularly at the history of a small business working in noise & vibration measurement. How does one address the challenges of innovation and growth whilst dealing with short term business goals, failures and existential crises?
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 January 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Ricardo Centenary Centre - Shoreham-by-Sea
    Ian Penny & Steve Sapsford will present: “In this presentation we will describe our quite different careers at Ricardo (and beyond) and how we both transitioned from technical engineering through increased commercial responsibility to positions of senior management.”
    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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