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P1194 WMG Corporate Brochure 19 National Automotive Innovation Centre The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) will focus on the longterm multidisciplinary challenges, identified by the UK Automotive Council, of Electric Vehicles (including energy storage and e-drives), Carbon Reduction (including hybrids, lightweighting and composites), and Smart and Connected Vehicles (including on-vehicle competence, driver assist and cyber security for connected vehicles). NAIC will deliver a long-term strategic plan creating a new research base which will enhance the UK’s capacity and capability in key areas of automotive research, such as advanced propulsion systems. The Centre will be a unique resource, enabling academic and industry teams to work together in a state-of-the-art building to create and integrate breakthrough technologies. The environment will foster collaboration, cohesion and cross-fertilisation of knowledge and will provide a platform for greater involvement in EU-wide research programmes. NAIC will provide a national focus and a critical mass of research capability, combining the expertise nationally and internationally from industry, universities, SMEs and the automotive supply chain. Within NAIC, an Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratory will address the national requirement to position the UK as a leading innovator in advanced propulsion systems. Research will focus on internal combustion engines, hybrid and electric systems, lightweight vehicle technology and advanced automotive control systems. These systems will be essential to enable the UK automotive industry to embrace and deploy new vehicle technologies and deliver a low carbon future, which will have a major impact on the supply chain and the wider economy. NAIC is a partnership between Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and WMG/the University of Warwick. There is an investment of £150m in the capital building and research activities, with £15m of the capital cost provided by the Government (Higher Education Funding Council England). NAIC is due to open in late 2016. Buildings and Facilities

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