“I started with Jaguar Land Rover as a Diesel emissions engineer over six years ago, three years ago I was given the opportunity to work at a new test facility that we’d built to help with all of the emissions testing we needed to do. What I didn’t appreciate at the time was just how incredibly capable and world-class that facility is.
JLR has the largest number of powertrain test beds of any company in the world. For the last three years I’ve been working together with the team who operate these beds. My role is to work out how we can push the capabilities of these test facilities to replace the work we currently do on the road and do it faster, more accurately and with a higher level of quality and capturing more data.
I’m engaging with teams across powertrain and beyond to understand what testing we can do and if we run a car or a powertrain once, how many people can use that data for their own work?
I’ve also been pushing this further by taking these cases from the road into the fully virtual space. I work with our CAE teams to allow our development teams to work on technologies and understand how they perform before we’ve got something physical to test. By the time physical hardware turns up we know how it works and how best to extract the most performance from it.
I feel like I’m really lucky to be working in an area where we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. I never have two days the same and I’m always thinking “what’s next?”, that to me is what we’re all about, we can’t stand still.
We’re in the midst of a massive change in the automotive industry and with Jaguar Land Rover, I’m getting a great opportunity to influence how we react to that.”