JLR Trials Lightweight Materials

Thu 22nd Oct 2020

Jaguar Land Rover has turned to the aerospace industry to help them discover more lightweight materials to help the design and build the vehicles of the future.

In a week where the French government announced that it is to start taxing vehicles on their weight, JLR showcased a two-year research project which will test the durability of a range of potential materials and see how they respond to corrosion.

The company, which has built some of the most rugged vehicles in its long and illustrious history, will but their vehicles through some of the world’s most brutal conditions, analysing new metals and composites, with aerospace-grade sensors.

These sensors will feedback information to the development team in the UK, whilst the vehicles travel more than 248,548 miles across North America.

“This research project is a prime example of our commitment to developing lightweight, durable and robust materials for our future vehicles. Using advanced aerospace-grade technology, such as these sensors, is testament to the quality and standards we are achieving,” said Matt Walters, Lead Engineer for Metals and Process Materials at JLR.

“We are working alongside world-class partners on this ground-breaking research project and will improve the correlation between real-world and accelerated testing as we continue to raise the bar for quality and durability.”