Introducing a new research report - Automotive technologies: The UK’s current capability
8 April 2011 | Source: Independent Resources
The research report, Automotive technologies: The UK’s current R&D capability, forms part of a three-phase plan
to produce an automotive technology strategy for the UK.
Phase 1, delivered by NAIGT, set out to describe a common view of the product directions of the major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to identify the technology requirements of those products as they evolve over time. This phase culminated in a Product Development Roadmap and a Research Development Roadmap which were published in the NAIGT report of 2009.
Phase 2 is the research study itself. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board and delivered by Ricardo, based on inputs from NAIGT members and UK stakeholders, the study seeks to broaden consensus,
identify specific areas of UK capability and opportunity, and develop a structured evidence base for the strategic prioritisation of UK support. This resulted in an in-depth
industry consultation to establish the wider R&D capability in the UK.
The third phase, the identification of strategic priorities based on the evidence in the study, will be taken forward by the Automotive Council.