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Premium Vehicle Customer Interface Technologies - PVCIT

Premium Vehicle Customer Interface Technologies (PVCIT)

Introduction

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PVCIT (Premium Vehicle Customer Interface Technologies) is a Centre of Excellence part funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and EPSRC (WIMRC) to provide support to industry based within the region.

The Centre is the flagship project within the Product Evaluation Technologies (PET) group. It is a unique research and development facility that provides companies direct access to the latest technologies and processes along with the expertise to identify solutions appropriate to real world engineering problems.

Along with our project partners, our aim is to build a facility that will stimulate the local economy and help to sustain the technical capability of the region.

Research

There are three main strands of work within the PVCIT Centre of Excellence:

Advanced Metrology Systems >>

Advanced Metrology Systems

Accurate and expediant measurement solutions to acquire and analyse three dimensional geometry for new product development.

Design Review and Validation Technologies >>

Design Review and Validation Technologies

Addresses the efficiency of design review technologies and processes within product development, focusing on immersive visualisation and interaction with digital data.

Customer Interaction with Vehicle Interiors >>

Customer Interaction with Vehicle Interiors

Addresses the problem of growing complexity of driver controls and the influx of new technologies with which drivers must interact, and focuses on optimising driver experience through an appropriate human machine interface (HMI).

Project Overview