Ricardo Plc Articles
Test site confirmed for EV charging technology trial
Western Power Distribution (WPD) in partnership with Ricardo Energy and Environment, has confirmed the site for its innovative DC Share project, trialling a new method which will help deliver an estimated 217,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces across its licence area by 2023. The technology will help to get over 3 million vehicles moving across the Midlands, South Wales and South West by 2023.
Holistic thermal management and advanced control in EVs
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 12.00 BST (07.00 EST / 13.00 CET) on Thursday 16th July, Ricardo will present a holistic approach to the thermal optimisation and control of electrified vehicle powertrains, which can extend zero emission (electric-only) range by up to 20%.
Battery modelling among new features in software release
The new 2020.2 software release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo brings a wealth of new features and capabilities, including for electric vehicle battery design, together with improved accuracy and functionality
Ricardo recertified on the FTSE4Good index series
Ricardo has announced that the company has been reaccredited as a constituent of the FTSE4Good series index - the globally recognised benchmark of corporate responsibility, transparency, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
GM Defense and Ricardo win US Army vehicle production contract
The US Army has announced that GM Defense, along with Ricardo as its strategic partner, has been awarded a $214.3m production contract to build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The ISV is designed to provide rapid ground mobility transportation in a highly flexible, light, all-terrain, air-droppable vehicle intended for use by a nine-solider infantry squad moving within 'close battle areas'.
Improving NVH and thermal energy management in electric/hybrid cars
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 12.00 BST (07.00 EST / 13.00 CET) on 30th June, Ricardo will present a holistic approach to the engineering of electrified vehicle powertrains, achieving optimal product design by balancing multiple trade-offs between thermal and NVH vehicle attributes.
Selecting the best off-highway electrification solution
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 14.00 BST (09.00 EST / 15.00 CET) on 23rd June, Ricardo will present its approach to the selection optimal solutions for the electrification of the powertrains of off-highway vehicles and equipment.
Key insights into future automotive megatrends
Ricardo is launching a new concept in bespoke, confidential company workshops launched to offer key insights into future automotive megatrends, targeted at those wishing to equip their organisation to most effectively compete and succeed in the automotive supply chain of the future.
Planning for a future beyond COVID-19
The world of business and commerce was already complex and unpredictable, but the current pandemic presents a new level of challenge in ensuring long term business sustainability. In a free whitepaper published today, Ricardo Strategic Consulting presents its latest thinking in scenario planning, updated to enable planning for a post COVID-19 future.
Reactivating the supply chain after COVID-19
With the significant disruption of business around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ricardo experts will provide a free webinar to explore approaches to regaining or improving upon business as usual performance following lockdown.
First deliveries of Ricardo-assembled PPE reach the NHS
As a part of its effort to support local care homes and NHS trusts, Ricardo-assembled PPE has reached those working on the front line of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Ricardo has made deliveries of the first 2,000 of its purpose-designed protective face shields.
Ricardo helps Isansys scale up production of its life-saving innovation in healthcare
With a surge of UK and international orders for its advanced patient monitoring systems in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Isansys Lifecare is collaborating with Ricardo to scale up production as quickly as possible while also building longer term capacity.
How the auto industry must prepare for Euro 7 / VII
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 15.00 BST (10.00 EST / 16.00 CET) on 30th April, Ricardo’s Phil Hopwood and Ben Shalders will set out how automakers and commercial vehicle manufacturers need to prepare for the next phase of European vehicle emissions regulation, Euro 7 / VII.
Ricardo to provide chassis and high voltage safety support
Ricardo has been contracted by Geely Automotive Research Institute, the research and development organisation of Chinese automaker located in Ningbo, to provide crucial functional high voltage safety support relating to a range of vehicle functions. Each of these functions is associated with key chassis and high voltage system operations.
Engineering company to manufacture PPE for the NHS
As a part of the national effort to provide much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19, Ricardo has announced that it is about to go into production manufacturing face shields which will be used by frontline NHS healthcare staff as well as by key workers in the care home sector.
Digital process to deliver vehicle certification remotely
In order to continue the development and testing of future vehicles during lockdown, Ricardo has implemented a ‘world first’ in virtual vehicle certification whereby automaker clients and certification bodies can observe tests via a secure, live three-way feed to the automation and data management systems of Ricardo’s advanced test facilities.
Global development of high voltage fast charging for EVs
A new report published by Ricardo highlights the rapidly changing landscape for fast charging electric vehicles (EVs), and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers.
A new approach to vehicle transmission design
A completely new approach to the design and optimisation of transmission systems for all types of vehicle - including the latest hybrid and pure battery electric concepts - is encompassed in the latest 2020.1 release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo, along with a wealth of new features and capabilities.
Free webinar explores the importance of scenario planning
In a world that is becoming ever more complex and unpredictable, the assurance of business sustainability is becoming an increasingly unreliable and risky process. In a free webinar to be hosted on 15th April at 11.00 BST [10.00 CET / 06.00 EST] Ricardo will address the crucial role of scenario planning for organisations.
Digital First strategy enables 2,900 new offices to open
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown across Asia, Europe and North America, Ricardo’s investment in implementing a ‘digital first’ strategy is enabling the company to continue to deliver business-as-usual while minimising health risk.