Thatcham Research announces additions to engineering team

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Automotive risk intelligence specialist Thatcham Research has made some key appointments to its engineering team, with Yousif Al-Ani as principal engineer (ADAS) and Dan Harrowell as principal engineer (advanced technologies).

According to the company, Al-Ani’s appointment will catalyse ADAS research, and move the business forward into “new dimensions of risk assessment and operational efficiencies”. With his MEng degree from the University of Strathclyde and experience at Seaward Electronic and Jaguar Land Rover, Al-Ani brings a specialized expertise in radar hardware and software systems.

Currently contributing to Thatcham Research’s ongoing Mach-E driver monitoring study, Al-Ani uses tools like Vector data capture and Python-based dashboards.

Harrowell’s entry as advanced technologies engineer brings over two decades of multidisciplinary automotive experience into the business. Specializing in product development, program management and design engineering, Harrowell has a proven aptitude for leading high-performing teams, Thatcham said in a statement.

His focus on electrified powertrains and onboard data is augmented by analytical skills honed through the development of manufacturing and process methodologies.

Jonathan Hewett, Thatcham Research’s chief executive, commented, “These strategic appointments are a pivotal step in Thatcham Research’s ongoing mission to lead in automotive risk intelligence.

“The expertise Yousif and Dan bring elevates our research capabilities and strengthens our commitment to supporting our partners in identifying the best strategies for the safe adoption of new vehicle technologies and navigating the challenges of sustainable repair and total cost of ownership. Their addition ensures we rise to the challenge of a rapidly evolving industry.”

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