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Ecomachines: Designing the Cars of the Future

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  • UserIndustry leaders debate the future of the car with special guest Richard Noble, land speed record breaker
  • ClockTuesday 21 October 2014, 18:00-19:30
  • HouseSt Catharine's College.

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Eco Machines: Designing the Cars of the Future

Bill Gates famously said that ‘If General Motors had kept up with technology like the computer industry, we would all be driving $25 cars that go 1,000 Miles per gallon’. Today’s vehicles may be faster than a hundred years ago but overall progress is still slow.

And while the world is more mobile than ever, increased mobility has brought higher emissions, more congestion and poor air quality.

It’s now down to the engineers of the future to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency and create cleaner, low-carbon vehicles that go further on the least amount of energy.

So what are the solutions?

In this evening of debate, Intelligence Squared and Shell bring together experts from the worlds of engineering, design and motor racing to discuss the goals and challenges of building tomorrow’s cars today.

There will be a complementary food and drinks reception from 6:00pm. The discussion will begin at 6:30pm and finish at 7.30pm. Please join us after the event for complementary drinks and a chance to meet the speakers.

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Speaker panel: Norman Koch, Global Technical Director of Shell Eco-marathon, on the global challenge of designing, building and racing low carbon vehicles.

Richard Noble, World Land Speed Record breaker and project director of ThrustSSC, on pushing the boundaries of auto-engineering.

Mark Preston, Former Technical Director of the Super Aguri F1 Formula One racing team on game changing eco-designs set to revolutionise motor-sports.

Jim Skea, Professor of sustainable energy and member of the UK Committee on Climate Change on the urgent need to improve energy technology.

Chair: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

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