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12th January 1985
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ONE OF the first of 1985's engineering conferences and seminars has attracted some of the industry's best known engineers as speakers.

At the one-day seminar on commercial vehicle fuel efficiency on Friday, February 1, the speakers will include Peter Capon, product development director of Leyland Trucks; Jim Clifton, principal professional and technology officer, Department of Transport; and Terry Goldrick, director, professional and engineering services, Freight Transport Association.

The seminar chairman will be Peter Nevitt, Ford's director of truck operations and the opening address will be given by John Furness of the DTp.

Chris Cernes, director — new products of Leyland Bus, will sum up at the end of the seminar.

Mr Capon's subject matter will include the deterioration of diesel fuel quality, the matching of engines and drivelines, and electronic control of engines, while Mr Clifton's paper will deal with the impact of national and international legislation, Mr Goldrick will elaborate on his proposition that a job description for a lorry is an essential starting point and Jim Boclmer, technical director, High Technology Systems, will explain why accurate measurement of diesel fuel flow is a vital function for optimising fuel efficiency.

The seminar is being organised by the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and will be held at the IMechE's Birdcage Walk, London headquarters. It is being co-sponsored by the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.

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