News/Media

INWED 2017: Interview with Miriam Lorenzo, Principal Control Engineer

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) International Women in Engineering Day (23 June annually) focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for young women, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers. (source: http://www.inwed.org.uk) We took the opportunity to interview Miriam Lorenzo, […]

07/06/17 | DSD’s Simon Shepherd to speak at IMechE Transmission Technology Conference

  Head of Control & Electronics Simon Shepherd joins the speaker panel at the IMechE’s must-attend Developments in Transmission and Driveline Technology Conference, taking place as Aston Villa FC, Birmingham on Tuesday 13th June. “The conference will share an all-round perspective of industry trends on topics such as fuel economy, emissions reduction and improving driveability. […]

30/05/17 | DSD to present a trio of papers at SIA Powertrain Congress

DSD will present three technical papers at the SIA Powertrain Congress in Versailles (7-8th June). The papers cover different approaches to CO2 reduction through cutting edge transmission design, reflecting the overall theme of the conference: ‘The low CO2 gasoline engine of the future and its hybridization’.

08/05/17 | Innovative composite design and simulation tools presented by DSD at CTI Symposium

DSD will present two technical papers in parallel sessions on 18th May at the 11th International CTI Symposium, held in Novi, Michigan, USA. The papers underline some of the cutting-edge developments being made at DSD in both innovative product design and the evolution of advanced engineering techniques.

In The Press: All in Hand – DSD Commissions Three New Test Cells

  In a major expansion of its test capabilities, transmission and driveline engineering specialist Drive System Design has commissioned three new test cells, bringing the total on site to ten. The largest cell has five electrical machines and can handle 4WD HEV transmissions and drivelines ranging in size from passenger cars […]

28/04/17 | DSD’s Jon Brentnall & Pedro Zabala Join CTI USA 2017 Speaker Line-up

  Jon Brentnall, President for Drive System Design Inc and Pedro Zabala, Principal Control Engineer for DSD Ltd, will join the panel of speakers to discuss some of the latest industry innovations in transmission design and control system development at CTI USA, taking place in Novi, MI from May 15 […]

28/03/17 | Magnetic gearbox developed by DSD enables new hydropower applications

A new magnetic gearbox, developed by Drive System Design, has made hydropower possible in environmentally sensitive applications, such as drinking water treatment facilities or aqueducts. Conventional gearboxes require lubricants that aren’t suitable due to potential water pollution, but the magnetic technology overcomes this problem. The system is able to extract energy that would otherwise be wasted from slow-flowing, low-head applications and is completely carbon-free.

13/03/17 | DSD test facility expansion

In a major expansion of its test capabilities, Drive System Design (DSD) is commissioning three new cells, bringing the total on site to ten. The largest cell has five electrical machines, the four output motors each capable of 7000Nm and 700kW, and can handle 4WD HEV transmissions and drivelines ranging in size from passenger cars to trucks and off-highway vehicles. The addition makes this the largest independent transmission and driveline test facility in the UK.

21/02/17 | DSD’s Simon Shepherd Joins FPC 2017 Speaker Line-up

  Simon Shepherd, Head of Control & Electronics for Drive System Design (DSD), will join the panel of speakers to discuss his thoughts on the opportunities that big data collected from future connected vehicles could present to both inform future powertrain design, and current vehicles prognostics, at the Future Powertrain […]

16/01/17 | DSD to present hybrid driveline concept at SIAT

A novel mild-hybrid concept that offers up to 60% of the energy recovery usually achieved by more expensive and complex full hybrid systems is being presented at the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in Pune, India (18-21 January).