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Past Event Reports

The events below have all passed, but this page gives an overview of the broad range of subjects we cover.

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50 years of braking with JLR

Automobile Division Yorkshire Centre 
Richmond Building, University of Bradford,
on Thursday 8 Sept 2016

Speaker: Nick Brett - Senior Manager
(Product Strategy & Planning), Jaguar Land Rover


As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the University of Bradford’s Braking of Road Vehicles course, Nick Brett from JLR gave an informative and entertaining overview of the development of Jaguar and Land Rover Braking systems over the past 50 years. 

Nick began by discussing the parallels between the current Jaguar Land Rover product line-up and that of 50 years ago.  He then moved on to give an overview of the terrifyingly simplistic (and now unacceptable) single circuit brake system of the 1966 Land Rover Series 2a, of which he had all too vivid memories as an owner, contrasted by the complex remote servo system of the E-Type from the same era.  Discussion then moved to the modern and far more advanced systems currently installed on JLR’s vehicles, complete with electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, regenerative braking and many other advanced features.  The lecture was rounded off by an excellent video created especially for the event which gave a tour through the ages from the E-Type to F-PACE.  At the end of the lecture, Nick took questions from the audience relating to future innovations in braking.

On display outside the lecture theatre were three examples of JLR’s product range – F-PACE, F-Type and Discovery, together with an immaculate Mk2 E-Type Jaguar kindly brought to the event by Doug Jopling of Rotork.

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