University of Warwick and testing mega lab in Leamington Spa

1 month 4 weeks ago

The University of Warwick is geographically very close to the proposed location of a testing mega lab in Leamington Spa that was announced today. The University has been asked if we can help with this initiative and we have offered our full support. We believe that we can provide significant assistance that will be crucial to getting the mega ab up and running quickly and effectively.

WMG academic helps identify the frameworks for the Government to enrol Autonomous Vehicles

2 months ago

When it comes to Autonomous Vehicles the question on everyone’s lips is when will they be on the roads? However for them to be safely deployed there must be a policy framework.

In the report, ‘Safe Drive Initiative: SafeDI Scenario-Based AV Policy Framework - an overview for policymakers, published by the World Economic Forum, Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick as part of the Technical Working Group of the Safe Drive Initiative, contributed to the technological aspects of the policy framework building on his UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship research outcomes.

Chemical clues in leaves can reveal ash tree resistance to deadly disease

2 months ago

Naturally occurring compounds in ash leaves could be linked to susceptibility of individual trees to the fungal disease ash dieback (ADB). But selecting trees with lower levels of these compounds and breeding for resistance could leave the UK ash tree population open to attack from invading insect pests in the future, according to scientists at the University of Warwick.

ALKS cannot be on roads by Spring if a sufficient Driver State Monitoring system is not in place

2 months 1 week ago

The Government released a call for evidence for the safe use of Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) in August this year ready for Spring 2021. ALKS would mean drivers could use a conditionally automated system that can take over control of the vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in lane on motorways. Dr Joseph Smyth, from the Intelligent Vehicles group at WMG, University of Warwick has been working with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), to create a response to the call for evidence in regards to the human side of using ALKS technology.

WMG helped keep Tetley tea on shelves during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

2 months 1 week ago

As the UK entered lockdown in March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, panic buying of essential items including tea caused a massive spike in demand. With demand for products doubling in some instances, many companies struggled to keep up with supply, but Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL), the parent of the Tetley tea brand in the UK, managed to keep tea on the shelves, with thanks to help from WMG, University of Warwick.

Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best angel networks outside London and the South East

2 months 2 weeks ago

More than 1,000 potential entrepreneurs and investors registered for a series of webinars run by Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, and its Minerva Birmingham partners Aston University Centre for Growth and University of Birmingham Enterprise. The series was targeted at those who may be considering being an investor and companies looking for finance as part of the Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up programme.

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