The BLOODHOUND Project is the World Land Speed Record attempt designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The project will endeavour to design and build a car capable of travelling at 1000mph.
Everyone at Innoval Technology is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. We also believe the BLOODHOUND project provides a powerful means of showcasing the technical capabilities of aluminium, which could be the material of choice for a host of parts from the car's wheels to its body panels. For these reasons, we have offered our world-class aluminium expertise to the BLOODHOUND engineering team as a Product Sponsor.
As our involvement with this exciting project unfolds, you'll find regular updates via the link below. If you've got any questions, please drop us a line via our Contact Us page.
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Here's more information about the BLOODHOUND Project:
In the UK, and many of the developed countries worldwide, there is a shortage of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Young people need to be motivated to enjoy and study these subjects at school and then at university.
Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation in the UK, says:
My ambition is for the BLOODHOUND Project to be a catalyst for the next generation of British engineers. It really is critical that we inspire young girls and boys to think about engineering as a career. We need engineers in aerospace, in power generation, in defence. We need them to design and build the infrastructure for a low-carbon planet. Like Concorde or the Large Hadron Collider, the Bloodhound SSC car is the kind of iconic creation that will excite students. We know that, in the US, the manned space programme caused a surge in science PhDs - the so-called 'Apollo Effect'. This project can do the same for science in this country.
The BLOODHOUND Project must use the most advanced technology available - otherwise it will not inspire future engineers. This means that a great number of advances are likely to be made as the project progresses.
Ron Ayers, Chief Aerodynamics Engineer, comments:
We have found nothing that tells us that 1000 mph is impossible. However, our target of 1000 mph is somewhere near to the limit of what is feasible with current technology, so the target is a very challenging one. I suggest that BLOODHOUND SSC is exploring the region between the 'Sound Barrier' and the 'Technology Barrier'.
To see the latest BLOODHOUND animation, click here.
To view the BLOODHOUND web site, click here.