GKN Automotive has established a new Advanced Research Centre project in the UK to develop next-generation eDrive systems. The company is partnering with the University of Nottingham and Newcastle University in an effort to encourage what it calls modular innovation, and focus on the development of ultra-high efficiency EDUs for future electric vehicles.

GKN’s £3.5m (US$4.64m) investment in the Advanced Research Centre, which is co-located across three leading engineering facilities, is being partly supported through the Melrose Skills Fund (Melrose has owned GKN since 2018), to increase the automotive electrification knowledge capability and strengthen research and development in the UK.

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