FEATURE: Motorsport and the auto industry – a case study in technology transfer

The real links between Formula One and the automotive industry are often pushed by participating manufacturers but is there really a transfer of technology that benefits road users, and do the motorsport suppliers offer something that traditional suppliers cannot? just-auto has visited one motorsport firm that is successfully transferring its racing knowledge, expertise and products to the road.

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FEATURE: Motorsport and the auto industry; a case study in technology transfer

The real links between Formula One and the automotive industry are often pushed by participating manufacturers but is there really a transfer of technology that benefits road users, and do the motorsport suppliers offer something that traditional suppliers cannot? just-auto has visited one motorsport firm that is successfully transferring its racing knowledge, expertise and products to the road.

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US: Ford reduces Q3 loss to $129m

Ford has posted a net loss of US$129mn, or $0.06 a share, for the third quarter of 2008, an improvement on the $380m net loss in Q3 2007. The operating loss, excluding special items, was $2.7bn, down from a $194m profit a year ago. More US jobs are to go but most new product development remains on track.

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