Collaborative R&D Competitions

Jaguar Land Rover – Latitude

Turbocharger innovations that deliver numerous benefits including CO2 improvements

A truly collaborative and innovative approach to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy in the Ingenium engine family, not least due to a UK first in a premium passenger vehicle – a variable geometry turbocharger. Class-leading vehicles with class-leading propulsion technology.

Pushing the boundaries of engine technology

Project Highlights

  • Improves class-leading fuel efficiency for the current and future engine programmes by providing realistic solutions to the challenge of EU7 emission regulations
  • LAtiTuDE delivered significant improvements in fuel economy and CO2 improvements compared with current diesel vehicles
  • Re-invigorates the automotive turbocharger supply chain in the UK
  • Delivered innovative technologies including; variable geometry turbocharger (a UK first in a premium passenger vehicle), advanced fuel injection optimisation, thermal management and after treatment systems
  • Integrates an advanced engine combustion system incorporating cutting-edge fuel injection equipment and controls
  • The consortium members delivered collaborative benefits in supporting the UK’s competitiveness and developing skills, innovations and new manufacturing capability throughout the automotive supply chain
  • Total project value of £12.5 million with half being funded through the APC

Project Consortium

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