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Centre for Automotive Research


The Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) brings together expertise at Durham University relevant to the automotive and motorsport sectors. Its work is well known around the world and its members contribute to the activities of professional institutions active in these sectors, including the Society of Automotive Engineers, Motorsport Industry Association, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineering Technology. The centre is overseen by a director and deputy director. A key role of the centre and its director is connecting industrialists with the appropriate academic expertise and facilities that they need.