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Mr David Clare

BEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE, AMIAgrE

Senior Lecturer - Electronics & Mechatronics

Teaching Duties

  • Academic Lead for Off Highway Vehicle Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Fluid Power Systems (hydraulic and pneumatic)
  • Control Systems & Mechatronics - The electronic control of mechanical systems
  • Off Road Vehicle Systems
  • Off Highway Vehicle Mobility
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Power Systems/Advanced Power Systems (internal combustion engines, electric drives & batteries, hybrid power, mechanical gearboxes, hydraulic power transmission)
  • Noise and Vibration
  • The Human Machine Interface (how people interact with and control machines/devices)

Research Interests

  • The application of electronics and electronically controlled systems to off road vehicles and in agriculture
  • The application of electric and hybrid powertrains to off road and vehicles and agricultural machines
  • Off road vehicle design
  • On road and off road Vehicle Dynamics
  • The human control of future machines
  • Automomous off road vehicles
  • ISOBUS - CAN prototol for communication between agricultural machines

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Associate Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5087

Office: E111

Research profile: ORCID


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Additional Information

Graduated from Cranfield Institute of Technology in 1989 with a BEng (Hons) degree in Agricultural Engineering.

Worked for Land Rover for 20 years, working in Chassis Concepts, Vehicle Dynamics, and Hybrid Powertrains. Specialising in electronically controlled chassis systems and 4wd systems, and the development of off road performance objective metrics. Notable projects:- Range Rover air suspension, Discovery active roll control, Discovery III and Range Rover Sport off road target setting, Land Rover's Terrain Response system, Freelander II 4wd.

Notable achievements:- numerous patents relating to active roll control, the control of differentials, and integration of electronic systems. Joint inventor of Terrain Response. Winner of the Henry Ford Technology Award 2005 for the invention of Terrian Response.

Other interests:- Historic off road vehicles (Agricultural, Military, Commercial). Vehicle restoration. Steam engines. Making things.

Other Roles

Secretary for the Wrekin Branch of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.




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