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    12th International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics, 16-17 October 2018, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Birmingham

    Start date: 16/10/2018
    Cost: Cost: Please register via IMechE link, discount for NAA members

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is pleased to announce the 12th International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics. Taking place on 16-17 October 2018 in Birmingham, this year’s conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses by Willem Toet, Former Head of Aerodynamics at Ferrari F1, and Ron Ayers, Chief of Aerodynamics at Bloodhound SSC.

    The Institution warmly invites Northern Automotive Alliance members and their colleagues to join the international community of vehicle aerodynamics specialists and benefit from the latest peer-reviewed technical findings from industry and academia, including insights from:

    • Cranfield University
    • Jaguar Land Rover
    • Chalmers University of Technology
    • GIE S2A
    • Groupe PSA Peugeot-Citroen SA
    • Siemens
    • Porsche AG
    • FCA Italy – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
    • Honda R&D Co. Ltd
    • FKFS

    Attend to access peer-reviewed presentations on all the key issues around aerodynamics from the prominent OEMs, designers and researchers involved. Improve the management of the customer-centric elements in your vehicles, including handling, stability, wind noise and robustness against environmental water. Hear how the growing presence of autonomous vehicles will affect aerodynamic design requirements. Understand how recent developments in both wind tunnel facilities and numerical simulation methods can enhance your organisation’s testing processes.

    Early bird discount ends 24 August 2018 – for full event details and to book your place, please visit

    Discount for Northern Automotive Alliance members: select “supporting organisation” when booking your place online or contact the IMechE directly and mention your membership to book at supporting organisation rate. Call +44 (0)207 973 1251 or email  for more details.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham