The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

Will edge processing help incumbent OEMs in the autonomous driving race?

9th June 2020

OEMs face an uphill road – but advances in processing at the vehicle edge could be the key to helping them to keep pace and compete.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
eBook

Our wet shave challenge: how fluid delivery innovation can enable a ‘device plus chemistry’ future

9th June 2020

The ‘device plus chemistry’ movement is making its presence felt in areas such as home care and beverages as well as oral care and beauty.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Human senses, ambient interfaces and the future of digital services

3rd June 2020

As the digital world matures, we seek to bridge the digital and physical worlds with connections that use more and more of our senses...

  • Digital services
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Looking beyond the headlines to the unmet needs in mechanical ventilation

28th May 2020

Recent months have seen an extraordinary global focus on intensive care and mechanical ventilators, as governments respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Understandably, much of the media attention has concentrated on urgent efforts to create the capacity to cover worst case pandemic scenarios. But beyond the headlines, what role will innovation now play in improving ventilators and ventilation? 

  • Human factors
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
eBook

Our baby bottle challenge: highlighting fluid expertise that delivers across industries

28th May 2020

Fluid delivery is harder than it looks. And if precise and robust control of delivery can dramatically enhance the convenience, performance and user experience of a product, the opposite can undermine its reputation at a stroke.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

The AI Opportunity - getting Edge AI to work at its best

27th May 2020

The constraints of size, cost, power and connectivity present significant challenges in getting Edge AI to work at its best. This was the backdrop to a recent project we completed for an Asian technology giant...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Edge-first will be the foremost model for intelligent systems of the future

26th May 2020

The days of sucking up any and all data that you can get your hands on are over. Cloud-first will be replaced with edge-first thinking for AI applications...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Electronics & ASICs
Opinion

Can a self-driving car tickle you?

22nd May 2020

Self-driving cars will save us from ourselves. Statistics show that they would reduce road accidents by up to 94% because crashes are usually caused by driver error. Yet it is humanity’s lack of trust and acceptance of them that is part of the problem in achieving a world full of autonomous vehicles...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID – a preview of the retail service model future?

19th May 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID – can automation rise to supply chain and labour challenges?

18th May 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

The AI opportunity - ensuring AI investments pay-off

18th May 2020

Excitement around the business opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) is palpable, but it comes hand-in-hand with very tough investment decisions...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

How to train an engineer successfully – when vital bioinnovation depends on it

18th May 2020

It could only happen at Cambridge Consultants. An internal training course for a group for engineers eager to gain some understanding of how it is possible to engineer biology. A challenge certainly… but also indicative of the unique blend of biology, engineering and advanced computation that is enabling our breakthrough work in bioinnovation.

  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Strategic advice