ON THE ROAD- James Bond Stunt Car Engineer backs up Eamon Ryan’s theory in new podcast
Crosshaven-based Mike Keane is launching his automotive consultancy (www.mikekeane.ie) by collaborating with the new ‘Talking The Talk’ automotive podcast.
Mike delivers sustainable transport and bespoke vehicle solutions for industry, allowing companies to reduce operational costs, eliminate legislative risk and cut carbon emissions.
Mike has spent 20 years working on automotive technology and has led programmes at a senior level for Ford, Williams F1, Nissan, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover. He was responsible for ground-breaking programmes such as the electric Nissan Bladeglider and led the team that developed the Jaguar C-X75 stunt cars for the James Bond movie, Spectre.
Alongside supercars, he has developed noteworthy sustainable and low-carbon vehicles for industry such as electric off-road vehicles, hybrid bus technologies, electric fleet delivery vehicles and off-highway ground handling equipment.
Mike now brings all of this expertise to his new automotive consultancy; www.mikekeane.ie.
To launch his company, Mike is collaborating with the Irish transport history website, IrelandMade.ie to release a new automotive podcast ‘Talking The Talk’, with the first episode going live on May 2nd.
Every two weeks, IrelandMade host, Kevin Reid will interview Mike about the history of a particular piece of automotive technology.
In their first episode released on May 2nd they discuss the history of aerodynamics. During this episode, Mike speaks about the Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan’s recent suggestion of reducing speed to combat fuel prices and shows how the physics of aerodynamics confirms this suggestion.
The ‘Talking the Talk’ podcast will be available on http://www.mikekeane.ie, http://www.irelandmade.ie, YouTube and on all audio podcast providers.