The engineering team behind Land Rover's cutting-edge concept car for the road, the Range Rover Evoque, have won the UK's premier prize for innovation, the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. HRH The Princess Royal presented them with the solid gold MacRobert medal and a £50,000 prize at the Academy's annual awards dinner at London's Royal Opera House on Tuesday 26 June 2012. The winning team members are: Chief Programme Engineer David Mitchell, Studio Director David Saddington, Vehicle Engineering Manager Pete Cockle, Body Engineering Manager Brian Lidgard and Principal Chassis Engineer Ian Hulme, all based at Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry. The Range Rover Evoque designers faced stiff competition from the two other finalists shortlisted for the award: Andor Technology for their highly sensitive Neo sCMOS scientific camera that enables scientists to map a genome in only a few hours, and JBA Consulting for their J-flow hyper-accurate flood risk modelling system.
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