Gordon Murray is an automotive genius. No matter what field he steps in, he always excels at it, be it making a game-changing supercar like the McLaren F1, or a small urban commuter, or even clever manufacturing technologies. That’s Murray’s iStream Manufacturing Process we’re talking about here, which has won the SMMT 2010 Automotive Innovation Award.
The iStream technology is kinda complicated to explain but in essence it’s inspired by Formula One technology and focuses on lightweight and high levels of safety. Gordon Murray Design’s T.25 city car is developed by the iStream technology and it defines new standards in weight, footprint, safety, usability and efficiency.
Professor Gordon Murray, CEO & Technical Director of Gordon Murray Design said of the award “It is a great honour for the team at Gordon Murray Design to receive the SMMT Innovation Award for our iStream technology. For me personally, the most important message is the recognition that we need innovation in both technical and business sectors to help the UK take the lead in the new ‘green’ industrial revolution that is taking place in the automotive industry.
Weight reduction is the single most powerful tool in our industry’s armoury and iStream delivers lightweight with high levels of safety – it brings Formula One technology within reach of the every day motorist”
The SMMT 2010 Automotive Innovation Award, from one of the UK’s largest and most influential trade associations, was launched in September to encourage the creation and development of new innovative products, technologies and ideas that could change the face of the UK automotive industry, as well as to recognise existing products which have already contributed to automotive excellence.