An open letter to Scott Morrison: we need a green new deal. Now

Reposted after the original letter published Jan 11, 2020, on Medium Mark Preston has travelled through the world of the Australian automotive industry to Formula 1 and on to Formula E and autonomous vehicles, constantly considering the future of his favourite subject — cars. The race team he leads — DS TECHEETAH Formula E TeamContinue reading “An open letter to Scott Morrison: we need a green new deal. Now”

Autonomy: The future of motorsport and personal travel

Autonomous technology has the power to redefine driving, both on the race track and in our daily lives, states Mark Preston, Team Principal of the Team Aguri Formula E squad Autonomous vehicles have been a regular feature in the headlines over the past year as the technology has been refined and global brands such asContinue reading “Autonomy: The future of motorsport and personal travel”

When Racing and Virtual Reality Collide

Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionise sport, sustainability and transport in megacities. Formula racing is a vibrant, colourful, fast paced sport. Now, something new is set to offer its innovative, immersive motoring experiences to viewers beyond the trackside. The Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset that allows players to step into aContinue reading “When Racing and Virtual Reality Collide”

Winning ways in Buenos Aires

Wow, what a weekend! Amlin Aguri’s first win in the FIA’s first fully electric championship! It is an amazing feeling to get a result after all the work put in by the team over the last three years. “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.” Plus it takes a lot of work to start a newContinue reading “Winning ways in Buenos Aires”

Why is the Foxconn announcement so interesting?

Like many young engineers, I wanted to build my own road car. I began to plan out how much it would cost, where I would buy parts, what would I use as a donor vehicle, how would I manufacture the bodywork and especially and most importantly: what engine would I use?! I didn’t just wantContinue reading “Why is the Foxconn announcement so interesting?”

Race to the future

A year from now, climate negotiators representing countries worldwide will be in Paris. They hope to finalise international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. Success will depend heavily on economic policy, and the new technologies to usher in a carbon light world. “Unlike treaties of the past, the Paris agreement needsContinue reading “Race to the future”

Oxford Consortium Wins TSB Integrated Transportation Call

Technology Strategy Board: Integrated Transport – In Field Solutions Project: Oxford Transport Laboratory Benefiting people and business The benefits of creating smarter, connected cities are clear – increased economic growth and better visitor experience whilst reducing environmental impact. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Oxford is embarking on an ambitious project to improve the experienceContinue reading “Oxford Consortium Wins TSB Integrated Transportation Call”

Super Aguri Formula E Tokyo Launch

It is good to be back in the forefront of motorsports with the Super Aguri team again.  We are very much looking forward to the challenges that Formula E is going to throw at us.  Being at the forefront of motorsports technology and developing the technology of the future is exciting.  We believe that thereContinue reading “Super Aguri Formula E Tokyo Launch”

Formula E – Car Launch

Momentum is everything in motor racing and the unveiling of the new Formula E race car at the Frankfurt Motor Show shows this exciting series is beginning to gather some serious pace. By all reports electric vehicles (EVs) have been all the rage at the event further indicating the motor industry’s preference to develop eco-friendlyContinue reading “Formula E – Car Launch”