Ford Motor Company – DYNAMO

Improving passenger vehicle powertrains

Project Highlights

  • Significantly improves the fuel efficiency of two high volume passenger vehicle powertrains
  • Develops new and upgraded advanced engine technology ready for commercialisation
  • Revolutionises the methods to design and develop complex powertrains
  • Optimises the interaction between on engine technologies
  • Improves CO2 and real-world fuel economy
  • Total project value £22 million with half funded through the APC

Project Consortium

  • Ford Motor Company Limited
  • Cambustion Limited
  • Siemens Industry Software Computational Dynamics Ltd
  • HSSMI Limited
  • University of Loughborough
  • STFC Laboratories
  • Ricardo PLC
  • University of Sheffield
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Bath

Fuel for thought as powertrain upgrades have major environmental benefits

Project Dynamo brings sizeable fuel savings through upgrades to two passenger vehicle powertrains which benefit around 1.4 million engines per year. It improves both legislated and real world fuel economy and emissions whilst reducing development time and costs.

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