The Centre for Future Clean Mobility partners with businesses to develop low-emissions, high-efficiency integrated power systems for applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and rail sectors.
Supacat, part of the SC Group, is a world-leading defence vehicle manufacturer and is well-known for producing the Jackal vehicle for the British Army. In 2018, Supacat and CFCM won funding for an Innovate UK-supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and they worked together to develop a unique high mobility electric vehicle, the six-wheel drive Hybrid All-Terrain Mobility Platform, or H-ATMP, which was unveiled in late 2019. The vehicle can be air-dropped, pull heavy loads up steep slopes and through rough terrain, and is also amphibious.
Professor Steve Austen, Engineering Director and Chief Engineer of SC Group, explained the value of collaborative working with academic partners:
Hear from Professor Chris Smith and our KTP Associate for Supacat, Matt Harvey, in the video below: