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CASE STUDIES

Prodrive Advanced Technology has worked with many different clients, in many different sectors on a wide variety projects using a range of skills here is just a selection.

  • FORD TRANSIT HYBRID

    We helped Ford create the first Transit PHEV (Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicle). We were responsible for the integration of the hybrid powertrain systems into an existing Transit platform without any modifications to the engine bay or load capacity.

  • VOLTA ELECTRIC TRUCK

    We worked with Volta Trucks to help bring their zero emission, fully electric mid-sized truck to fruition as fast as possible.

  • RANGE ROVER SV AUTBIOGRAPHY

    Prodrive designed and manufactured the rear centre console module for the Range Rover SVAutobiography. It is the most sophisticated interior system for a car ever created.

  • VOLVO S90 ​EXCELLENCE

    The Volvo S90 Excellence removes the front passenger seat to give the rear occupant optimal space and legroom. Prodrive has created the lounge console which deploys a screen and has a lockable compartment.

  • ROLLS ROYCE

    We have been working with Rolls Royce to help them develop electric fuel pumps for their commercial jet engines.

  • POWER ELECTRONICS COOLING GALLERIES

    As part of a project to develop a high power 70kW inverter for use in a commercial aircraft engines, we had to model both heat transfer and the fluid flow.

  • ACTIVE AERO

    We developed the electro-hydraulic control system for the most sophisticated active aero system on any road car.

  • HYPERCAR ACTIVE AERO SYSTEMS

    A hypercar manufacturer needed to develop their existing design into a fully working electro-hydraulic system but had extremely tight space constraints and deadlines.

  • LAND ROVER BAR AMERICA'S CUP

    We developed all the control systems for the Land Rover BAR America's Cup yacht. Our hydraulic systems controlled the foils, enabling Sir Ben Ainslie to precisely balance the boat to optimise its performance.

  • HUMMINGBIRD FOLDING BIKE

    During original development Prodrive Advanced Technology provided lightbulb-to-finishline technical support, including Design-For-Manufacture, validation, manufacturing & assembly.

  • ASTON MARTIN VULCAN

    We helped Aston Martin develop the 800 bhp V12 engine for the Aston Martin Vulcan, a limited edition track-only car.

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CONVERSION AUTO TO MANUAL

    Converting an OEM’s existing high performance V8 sports car with automatic AWD vehicle into a manual RWD version to create an “Ultimate Drivers Edition”.

  • LARGE SUV MODELLING

    We have created a virtual model of a well-known large SUV to perform kinematics and compliance testing.

  • BASE CHASSIS DEVELOPMENT

    We designed and developed a new rear independent suspension system from concept to production for a major vehicle manufacturer. Its application was on six new premium vehicles across two platforms.

  • MULTIPORT DC-DC CONVERTER

    We developed a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter which controls power flow between multiple energy sources.

  • ACTIVE CHASSIS SYSTEMS

    Our Active Torque Dynamics (ATD) system has been applied to more than 20 vehicles since it was first introduced in 1998.

  • NEW CHASSIS / SUSPENSION APPROACH

    A programme, to investigate and develop a chassis/suspension system for military vehicles which require a paradigm shift in capability to meet future generation platform targets, was completed in just 78 days.

  • OPEN VENTILATOR SYSTEMS INITIATIVE

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prodrive took an original concept from Cambridge University's Whittle Laboratory and in just five weeks turned it into a full working prototype ready for production.

  • 4-WHEEL STEER SUV

    An automotive OEM required a 4-wheel steering demonstrator vehicle of one of their luxury SUV for a director level review. Prodrive took just 6 weeks from brief to vehicle delivery.

  • HYBRID-ELECTRIC OIL MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION

    Spun out of Castrol’s Innovation Hub, Nexcel needed Prodrive’s assistance in integrating its hybrid-electric oil management system into vehicles to demonstrate the technology to OEMs.

  • WORLD'S FIRST 48V DC-DC CONVERTER

    With the dramatic projected growth in 48V systems, Prodrive has used its extensive experience in power electronics, to create the world's first 48V-12 V DC-DC converter to meet the latest ISO21780 standards.

  • ACTIVE SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY

    In order for ClearMotion's active suspension technology to be fitted to various OEMs’ models as demonstrators, Prodrive were drafted in to redesign and fit the OEM parts without compromising performance.

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