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YorkMetrics joining safety drive
11:46am Monday 4th March 2013 in Business news
A YORK business is part of a consortium aiming to develop safe and secure software systems for the automotive industry.
YorkMetrics, based in Bishopthorpe, will be working with the PICASSOS (Proving Integrity of Complex Automotive Systems) consortium to improve systems which improve vehicle safety, fuel economy and emissions and develop them cost-effectively.
YorkMetrics, a University of York spin-out company, will measure the impact of these new methods and inform key management decisions on the costs, benefits and risks of applying this technology on live projects.
The consortium, which is led by consultancy Ricardo and includes partners Jaguar Land Rover, Axeon Power, D-RisQ and the universities of Oxford, Coventry and Warwick, has won funding from the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).
The AMSCI has invested in 12 projects expected to boost supply-chain competitiveness and projected to create and safeguard over 16,000 jobs.
The projects are receiving a total of £213 million in private and public-sector investment.