Future of mobility

How McLaren is building on Sheffield's strengths to bring in new investment and boost productivity

A number of McLaren cars parking outside a show room

Ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places are the five foundations of the UK Industrial Strategy which was published one year ago this week. The newly opened, £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre encompasses all of them.

Hyperloop: An emerging opportunity for the UK to shape the future of mobility  

Hyperloop pod designed by HYPED.

Hyperloop is a high-speed ground-based transportation system that carries passengers or freight in autonomous, bus-sized vehicles known as pods. Once the technology is proven at large scale and certified for commercial use then it will do more than just cut journey times.

Universities' aerospace collaboration takes off at Farnborough International Airshow

Richard Harrington at the Farnborough Airshow.

This week at the Farnborough International Airshow we have seen some fantastic examples of British business and universities working together that have captured the imagination of the world. This shows what can be done when we combine the power of UK business with the research power of UK academia.

How artificial intelligence is helping us get on the Road to Zero

Road sign showing hybrid automobile electric charge area.

The Industrial Strategy offers a compelling framework for the future. At Spark, we’re particularly excited by the focus on the Grand Challenges, as they link closely to our AI-based journey prediction solution for electric vehicles (EVs).