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UK Funding Cummins Led Stop-Start Consortium

Posted on April 23, 2014


Cummins will be funded to support the development of new stop-start engine capabilities, with an eye on improving commercial vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The United Kingdom’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, is offering funding to a Cummins led consortium to introduce the technology.

Named FIRSTTM (Frequent Integrated Soft Stop Start Technology), the 36 month project is a collaboration of engineers from three of Cummins' UK businesses based in Darlington, Stamford, Peterborough and Huddersfield.

Cummins will also work with a number of partners. Dynex, who produce high power semiconductor devices and assemblies, will develop a new inverter technology for application across the global automotive supply chain.  Castlet are designers and packagers of power electronic and control systems and The University of Nottingham, England will provide electronics research expertise.