CES and Birmingham City University: Inspiring the next generation of engineers

The cooperation with the university is fostering the electric vehicle technology transfer to hybrid vehicles and control courses at undergraduates year 3 automotive engineering BEng (Hons) and postgraduate automotive engineering masters level.

To make complex measurements of technically sophisticated products and systems, complex test rigs are sometimes simply essential. Continental Engineering Services brings its automotive technology expertise and in particular its know-how in the field of vehicle electrification to the design and construction of special test rigs.

That is why CES as part of a competitive tender was nominated to design, manufacture, install and commission an electric motor test rig at Birmingham City University (BCU). This should enable students to better understand the basics of electric drive systems, how they are tested under controlled conditions, the influence of external factors on performance etc.

The electric vehicle test rig pictured here is supposed to simulate Nurburgring testing with an Audi R8 Etron motor, is used to develop and trial systems and components, which the automotive industry will need to meet the low carbon agenda. It supports businesses with their research and cut design-to-product lead times and costs, making low carbon transportation more viable. The design was devised on Apr-’21 and was opened by representatives from BCU, local industry and Department for Education Sept-’21.


Jens Lahr CEBE Automotive course leader:

“The value of an industrial partnerships to students and staff is priceless. Vehicle electrification involves rapid changing technologies that by working with CES our students can keep abreast of, preparing them as the workforce of the future”.