Gravity Sketch demo at DETC stand at VR World

Steering the digital sector to look over the horizon at VR World

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DETC had the pleasure of showcasing some of its affiliates’ new digital tools at this week’s VR World 2017 — a two day conference and exhibition on the impact of immersive technologies in business and industry beyond gaming.

Held at Olympia, London, on 16 and 17 May 2017, the show brought together developers and creators of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality experiences to network and demonstrate tools and technologies across business and industry sectors, including in Engineering, Automotive & Manufacturing.

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State of Play in Digital Readiness Levels – bringing clarity to digital manufacturing

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DETC is helping development of the concept of Digital Readiness Level (DRL) with our delivery partner HSSMI, that has consulted with industry and academia and recently proposed headline challenges for a strategy for delivering effective deployment of digital technologies in manufacturing for businesses. As it further develops and test these concepts, Simon Barnes, HSSMI’s Commercial Director, offers his ‘state of affairs report’ of DRL, and invites further …

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DETC to exhibit at VR World 2017 to show how immersive technologies could revolutionise the automotive industry

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At next week’s VR World 2017, The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) will demonstrate some advanced VR capabilities and showcase collaborations with affiliate partners to highlight the potential of applying immersive technologies to the automotive industry. Its experts will also be available to discuss the benefits of affiliation and raise DETC’s profile at Europe’s leading event addressing the impact …

A word from our Chairman

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As the DETC Chairman, David Pearson attended the Virtual Reality Show with the team. Read his full article below, taken from his blog.

DETC challenges the gaming industry to disrupt the automotive software market at VR Show 2017

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The Digital Engineering & Test Centre provided the most eye catching presence at last month’s VR Show, where, together with McLaren Automotive and other affiliates, we exhibited applications for gaming developers to find new markets in high-end automotive engineering and manufacturing.

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New DETC Engagement Opportunities

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Two new opportunities for engagement with The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) are on the horizon, open to both the centre’s current affiliates and new organisations. Current opportunities include: Optimisation Project The DETC has a number of funded collaborative project opportunities, including the potential development of an open source multi-objective optimisation environment. The objective is to create a consortium …


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Our latest competition for CR&D funding, DETC2, recently concluded and the successful projects will be announced shortly. If you are a partner in one of these projects – Congratulations! “DETC Lite” is now open and is targeted at supporting small, short-duration projects with high impact. Lite is a reactive, rather than competitive, process in which each project application is judged …

VCHV – New DETC Project

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VIRTUALLY CONNECTED HYBRID VEHICLE The Digital Engineering & Test Centre (DETC) is proud to announce the Virtually Connected Hybrid Vehicle (VCHV) project, a 3-year joint research study program between DETC and 6 top UK universities (Bath, Loughborough, Warwick, Newcastle, Nottingham and UCL). It aims to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time virtual powertrain testing using distributed hardware in the loop (HiL). …

IP in the Digital Age

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IP in the Digital Age The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) and Digital Catapult joined forces to host the “IP in the Digital Age” workshop at the Digital Catapult Centre in London on 20th February. The DETC, which is tasked with bringing gaming and other capabilities from the digital world into the UK automotive sector; and Digital Catapult, which …

DETC inspires the next generation in bringing digital technology into engineering

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The Digital Engineering and Test Centre was delighted to carry out another school outreach activity in London, aiming to inspire and enthuse the next generation in bringing digital technology into engineering and the opportunities it presents. On 20th January, two DETC engineers visited a local primary school, Dorothy Barley Junior Academy, to hold an assembly to talk about life as …