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Expert comment on changing the highway code to allow ALKS

Following the news today that "Motorists will be permitted to check e-mails and even watch TV at the wheel" under plans to legalise driverless ALKS (Automated Lane Keeping Systems) technology by the end of the year, Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick shares his thoughts on changing the Highway code to enable motorists on the motorway to rely on technology with no human input when travelling at speeds under 37mph.

Wed 28 Apr 2021, 15:21 | Tags: engineering, cars, automotive, autonomous vehicles

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030: WMG expert comment

The UK Prime Minister announced today a Ten Point Plan for a "green industrial revolution", including a ban on the sale of new cars that are wholly powered by diesel or petrol from 2030. Top experts from WMG at the University of Warwick comment on this story.


The potential of UK engineering companies to manufacture ventilators - expert comment

Robert Harrison, Professor of Automation Systems, at WMG, University of Warwick, comments on the potential of UK engineering companies to manufacture ventilators.

Mon 16 Mar 2020, 09:20 | Tags: engineering, Expert comment, WMG, coronavirus, Manufacturing

Health of UK road bridges requires 'urgent attention' - comment by Professor Wanda Lewis

With the RAC Foundation reporting on the number of UK road bridges deemed 'substandard', Professor Wanda Lewis, a structural engineer from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, discusses the challenges in improving the condition of these bridges.

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 10:24 | Tags: engineering, School of Engineering

A bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland - Professor Wanda Lewis comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the idea of a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland as a "very interesting idea", as government officials have stared working into the possibility.

Professor Wanda Lewis, a structural engineer from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick analyses the possibility of the bridge becoming a reality.


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